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About The Engineer/Inventor

Donald R. Golding

Donald Golding has invented many products and started many companies during his lifetime.  Don is a born inventor, problem solver, and innovator.

PROFILE
A life-long entrepreneur who has founded many high-tech businesses developing specialty computers, which are systems targeted for the fields of: medical diagnostic equipment, autonomous robotic systems, and specialty embedded systems. These businesses were all started from their inception with the focus of developing a game-changing product or service. Skills used included: market studies, team building, financial planning, and seed money acquisition. Most businesses were initially boot-strapped financed. Space-Tek, Inc., raised over $300,000 from investors to expand product lines, Angelus Research Corp. raised $100,000 for business development.

SKILLS AND SPECIALTIES
A pioneer, focused on cutting edge technology - highly skilled in the electrical, software, and mechanical engineering disciplines. These abilities include: electrical circuit engineering, printed circuit board design (PCB), digital, analog, mixed signal embedded, plus networked systems development.  C, Forth, and Clarion for software development
CAD: Solidworks for mechanical system design.

High business software skill levels using: Microsoft Word, Excel, Project, and Powerpoint.  Created professional Engineering Design Documents, detailed Pro  ect Schedules, Financial Cash Flow Projections, Product Brochures, and custom websites.  High programming skills, using Clarion, to create custom databases for efficient business operation. These programs: promote product sales through automated lead generation, contact management, and increase efficiency in all business operations.

M ILLENWORKS – Tustin, CA 2010
Electrical Engineer III - Development of a networkable six kilowatt Motor Controller prototype PCB for the ARV-Assault-Light MULE Vehicle program. Responsible for bringing up and debugging the PCB board, writing VHDL FPGA code, and programming C device drivers. Created and maintained engineering documention for this program meeting military requirements.Debugged the hardware design, updated schematics and documentation.  Assisted the Project Manager in development of a Preliminary Design Review presentation for the major customer: Lockheed Martin.  Designed a mechanical test machine to debug controller before the first prototype hardware was ready for testing.

I N T HE A IR N ET – Irvine , CA 2007 to 2009
Senior Project Engineer for two KU band Satellite tracking in-flight broadcast television for commercial airlines.  Developed the LRU including: electrical schematics, supervising both mechanical and software engineers working on the project in compliance with FAA DO-160 standard.  Responsible for finding/managing outside engineering services, technology sharing partnerships, schedules, and specification development.  Program management developing an in-cabin Gigabit Ethernet Network system for real - time streaming of both video and audio content using H.264 protocols. Created/modified Design Documents for all 9 sub-products included in the system.

PANASONIC AVIONICS – Lake Forest, CA 2004 to 2006
Project Engineer/Electrical Engineering consultant on the MDR International TV Satellite Project. Completed entire project successfully in less than 2 years using a development team of just four engineers – from concept to first functional prototype in 9 months for a complex head end LRU.

L EOCH B ATTERY C ORP. – Irvine, CA  2001 to 2004
Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Introduced Leoch, a Chinese industrial battery manufacturer, to the US marketplace and increased sales from $250,000 per year, to over $20,000,000 per year in just three years.  Developed a successful marketing strategy for Leoch, differentiating the company and its products from its much larger, more established competitors (Yuasa and Panasonic) – rapidly gained both market share and prominence as a result.  Developed a custom Clarion database application to data mine the Internet for potential sales leads.  Sales Management included: major OEM accounts, distributors, and reps.

I N T HE A IR N ET – Irvine , CA  2007 to 2009
Senior Project Engineer for two KU band Satellite tracking in-flight broadcast television for commercial airlines.  Developed the LRU including: electrical schematics, supervising both mechanical and software engineers working on the project in compliance with FAA DO-160 standard.  Responsible for finding/managing outside engineering services, technology sharing partnerships, schedules, and specification development.  Program management developing an in-cabin Gigabit Ethernet Network system for real - time streaming of both video and audio content using H.264 protocols. Created/modified Design Documents for all 9 sub-products included in the system.

L EOCH B ATTERY C ORP. – Irvine, CA 2001 to 2004
Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  Introduced Leoch, a Chinese industrial battery manufacturer, to the US marketplace and increased sales from $250,000 per year, to over $20,000,000 per year in just three years.  Developed a successful marketing strategy for Leoch, differentiating the company and its products from its much larger, more established competitors (Yuasa and Panasonic) – rapidly gained both market share and prominence as a result.  Developed a custom Clarion database application to data mine the Internet for potential sales leads.  Sales Management included: major OEM accounts, distributors, and reps.

ANGELUS RESEARCH CORP., IRVINE, CA  1990 to 2001
Founder, CEO, and the primary product engineer for the company.  The vision of this company: develop robotics technology and manufacturing capability to dominate the market in the next great technology wave after the Personal Computer revolution: Intelligent Machines and Robotics. The goal was to position the company as the “Ford Motor Company” (bringing expensive technology to the masses) using this exciting new technology.  The company's products were very successful in the technology lab area of the education market – supplying, under private label, to the second and third largest companies in this marketplace:  Paxton-Patterson and Labvolt. The company developed an integrated sensor and control technology for truly intelligent machines.  ARC's intelligent Triune Operating System have been widely copied and used today by suppliers of most modern autonomous robot companies like iRobot plus exploration robots on Mars (NASA/JPL). A software copyright for this novel three tiered behavioral operating system was issued by the US Patent Office. ARC developed the first man-packable military proof-of-concept robot for US Special Forces working closely with Col. John Blitch (US Special Forces) before iRobot and Foster-Miller.  The company’s customers included: US Special Forces, Southwest Technical Research Institute and the CIA. ARC sold over 1,000 robots during a ten year period.

IMAGER SERVICE SPECIALISTS – ANAHEIM, CA 1986 to 1989
Founder/field service engineer
This company serviced medical Imaging video cameras used on MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and nuclear medicine diagnostic scanners in hospitals.  ISS serviced over sixty percent of the hospitals in Southern California.  The company had two major OEM service customers: Matrix Instruments (the industry leader) and Schiff Photo Mechanics.  The company was contracted to perform on-site warranty repair for these OEM customers – out of warranty service was billed directly to the customer.

S PACE -T EK, I NC. – S ANTA A NA, CA  1980 to 1985
Founder/CEO - Developed medical imaging products for hospital radiology equipment. Major OEM customers included: Squib Medical, Phillips Ultrasound, Toshiba Medical, GE, and ADR from Europe.  Designed several products including: Video Interface System and the CAS 1000 (Computer Assisted Scanning) computer. The CAS 1000 computer was very innovative for it's day.  While the PC industry was in it's infancy (the Apple II was dominate at this time), Space-Tek developed a specialty personal computer around the same 6502 microprocessor in order to assist ultrasound technicians in hospitals. This product greatly increased patient throughput, created real-time scan documentation, plus increased the accuracy of measurements during ultrasound diagnostic scans.  One very novel invention was the first Solid State Drive used to deploy software on small card modules – most computers of the day used much larger floppy disks. The computer overlayed video text on the real-time video scan image, incorporated light pen measurements and calculated the results.  Three of the top obstetricians in the US were contracted as consultants to develop the algorithms needed to estimate many attributes of the unborn fetus such as: body weight and estimated due date. The results were automatically calculated and printed out on both the film and a printer.

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