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SENIOR ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY EXECUTIVE
Innovation & Technology Road-Mapping • Major Program Management & Coordination
• Strategic Initiatives • Organizational Structures • Technical Trouble Shooting
• System Integration • Global Engineering • Six Sigma Black Belt
Results driven, high energy Electronics Technology executive with broad based experience defining, driving, and
trouble shooting diverse business critical needs. Consistently applies keen analytical and observational skills to
identify and resolve significant business and/or technical challenges. Exhibits superior and trusted leadership skills
with the ability to build and develop strong teams that deliver optimal performance. Brings a disciplined and
methodical consensus building approach to influence and motivate key stakeholders through the use of effective,
persuasive and fact based actions. Recognized for integrity and a strong work ethic. Highly respected innovative
visionary routinely sought out by executive and operational management to identify new-to-the-world and best-in-
class products and solutions that deliver growth, increased efficiencies and bottom line profitability.
President – Chaostasis Management LLC 2009 - Present
Product centric consulting services focused on electronic based products and system execution excellence and
Emerson Electric, St. Louis, MO 1996 - 2009
Diversified global manufacturing and engineering conglomerate employing 140,000 employees with over $20B
yearly sales delivering products & services to the IT, process control, industrial automation, appliance, heating &
air conditioning, and commercial tools industry.
VP & Chief Electronics Officer Emerson Climate Technologies (2005 – Present)
Provided technical, process, and organizational consultation and solutions to ECT’s Business leader and Division
Presidents to significantly impact new products, operational efficiencies, business positioning, and bottom line
• Promoted to VP-Chief Electronics Officer for Climate Technologies in recognition of outstanding leadership
and skills in managing the CAT MEI strategic program.
• Identified the need for, outlined the benefits of, implemented, and managed an ECT wide Electronics
Component Engineering Services team based in Manila. Co-located the team within Emerson Network Power
to leverage their experience base and processes. Delivered an unprecedented $5M projected cost savings and
found alternates for over 100 sole source Bill of Materials components for ECT products within 6 months of
• Facilitated planning logistics and actions required to successfully and urgently fill a wireless technology
product and market gap by focusing the team on the formulation of a robust specification amenable to
outsourcing. Identified and participated in the down-selection of third-party wireless technology partners to
accelerate development efforts. Launched our first wireless enabled Intelligent Store control within a very
short 9 month period to drive a projected 5% incremental business sales growth.
• Instrumental in architecting and supporting an effective marketing campaign to promote White-Roger’s open
optimized (low cost, ease of installation) residential ClimateTalk communication protocol to its key OEM
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customers and the HVAC community. Resulted in its early adoption by 3 world recognized HVAC OEM’s
(Trane, Hussmann, and Goodman) leading to >$2M first year sales on 5 communication enabled product
platforms to these key customers. Facilitated and helped identify an independent agent to manage the continued
evolution, adoption, and proliferation of this superior protocol.
• Proposed, quantified, and convinced skeptical ECT executives to adopt an innovative multi division cross-
sector organizational structure as the optimal path to triple ECT’s variable speed compressor drive product
development throughput. Key objectives to safeguard intellectual property rights, secure a best in class product
cost position, and accelerate new product launches were all successfully addressed and met. This improved
organization structure enabled Copeland to globalize its North American centric organization to address a much
larger $50M+ total available market (TAM) opportunity.
VP- Manager CAT MoreElectric Program, APMD Division (2001 – 2005)
Defined program scope, negotiated product development and intellectual property agreements, secured & managed
$12M of development funding over 4 years, coordinated the engagement of over 100 global resources in 7 separate
Divisions, and reported progress and plans to Senior Caterpillar and Emerson executives on a quarterly basis.
• Personally selected by President of Emerson to lead this business critical strategic partnership development
program with Emerson’s largest customer Caterpillar.
• Successfully tripled Emerson’s MEI component sales forecast to $150M by expanding the engagement scope
with CAT to include Compressor and Power electronic controls to the originally perceived generator
• Planned and secured yearly development budget from Caterpillar (40%) and Emerson Corporate Strategic
funds (60%) for allocation across 7 participating divisions globally. Streamlined management of these funds
through the institution of monthly agreed to fund transfers based on work scope versus activity based payments
to maintain focus on technical execution
• Effectively negotiated fair yet very favorable agreements with Caterpillar.
• Mitigated technical risk and avoided execution delays through strong and effective partnering with the Emerson
Divisions and Caterpillar.
• Created significant Emerson intellectual property (>10 patents) that has been successfully adopted by Emerson
Divisions to deliver world class products in their core markets. Derivative sales estimated to exceed $10M
from this technology leveraging.
• Leveraged the CAT MEI relationship to initiate and manage a separate Electric Traction Motor program aimed
at supplying specialized highly engineered traction motors for their D6 Track Type tractor. $5M, 2010 revenues
10% above current divisions GP averages are projected to grow at >50% CAGR with this customer and
enhance market participation with other off-road specialty vehicle OEM’s.
VP- Technology, Emerson Corporate (1996 – 2001)
Performed technical assessments in support of acquisition driven due diligence, assessed & provided divisional
road-mapping guidance. Established technology & supplier partnerships, in coordination with the technical and
procurement community. Reported to President and CTO during this period.
• Tasked by President to address a business critical need to rationalize & consolidate the power semiconductor
supply base. Accomplished within an unprecedented 6 month timeframe, surpassing expectations, by capturing
and analyzing engineering and procurement divisional needs and mapping those to supplier capabilities and
interests. This, multi-functional approach resulted in reducing the supply base by 87% with 100% divisional
consensus and led the way to a significant expansion in Emerson’s efforts to leverage Emerson’s total
commodity buy. Commended by executive management for this significant contribution.
• Identified early, the need to select a strategic partner to provide Digital Signal processors to Emerson divisions
before supplier proliferation set in as it had on the Microprocessor front. Engaged Divisions Engineering,
Procurement, and the CTO to establish objectives. Identified key target suppliers, negotiated down and
selected AD resulting in over $10M of saving and the establishment of a key partner relationship in the launch
of world class new products by Micro Motion and the Motor Company.
• Selected by the CTO to organize and coordinate Emerson’s Global Electronics Conference (EGEC) with a
mandate to bring together the engineering leaders and key technical contributors across all of Emerson to foster
inter-divisional networking and co-operation, to support knowledge sharing, and highlight industry trends and
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“best practices”. This new vision of the EGEC was remarkably well received and the agenda was continuously
enhanced. Participation grew by 250%. Was asked by the CTO to continue to head up the conference after
leaving Corporate Technology.
General Electric, Schenectady, NY 1980 - 1996
Global manufacturing and engineering conglomerate employing 100,000 employees with over $50B in yearly sales
delivering products & services to the Consumer, Aircraft, Medical, Transportation, Utility, Industrial, and
Manager Advanced Electronics Assemblies Program (1991- 1996)
• GE transportation’s flagship electric driven locomotive launch was plagued by poor reliability and extremely high
field failure resulting in major financial losses and customer anger. Recognized for technical leadership, was
selected by the Sr. VP of Corporate R&D to resolve this business critical situation. Performed an extensive root
cause analysis and successfully delivered dedicated, action oriented involvement, which led to a >10X
improvement in field returns within 12 months Received a management award from GE Transportation in
appreciation of the critical and effective support delivered. Accomplished by:
• Identifying design flaws and building a team involving CR&D, GE transportation, and the supplier
base, tasked to eliminate these issues.
• Outlining and influencing software changes at the system monitoring level to avoid false and un-
necessary alarms that led to unwarranted maintenance actions.
• Meeting individually with the President of GE transportation and Sr VP of CR&D on a monthly basis
to brief them on issues, share personal observations, and outline action plans. These debriefings
supported reports provided to Jack Welch.
Additional selected accomplishments in previous GE roles
• GE Drives systems sought to introduce new-to-the-world variable speed compressor drives to Trane and looked to
Corporate R&D to develop new technologies and approaches to meet their business objective. Successfully
supported this objective as follows:
• Invented and developed a cost effective High-Voltage IC process that supported a 10X component
count reduction coupled with a new innovative drive topology within 24 months. Received Corporate
R&D’s highest and most recognized award (Dushman award) and top 100 Innovation awards from
Science Digest for the integration of this HVIC technology into the worlds first smart motor control
• Successfully led technology and development activities leading to products for GE Fanuc’s Genius IO
product line and IBM’s PS1 computer power supply function.
EDUCATION/ PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PhD Electrical Engineering, 1980
MS Electrical Engineering, 1977
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
BA Electrical Engineering, 1975
Laval University, Quebec, Quebec
Emerson Executive leadership program, 2005
Six Sigma master Black belt training, 1995
GE Crotonville Executive Management Development Course, 1988
Fluent in French (Writing and Speaking)