I would love to help you start up an electronics consulting or manufacturing business. I have successfully started three electronics manufacturing companies here in San Diego and am available to meet at the SCORE office in Kearney Mesa or in Carlsbad or at a coffee shop of your choice.
As chairman and founder of Wintriss Technical Schools, dba The League Of Amazing Programmers I started a non-profit after-school program to teach underserved kids the Java computer programming language. The 5-year-long program leads to professional certification in computer programming and is UCSD Extension certified. After 12 years of operation we have 400 kids attending weekly classes in seven San Diego area campuses. The classes are taught by 45 volunteer Java professionals. Check out www.jointheleague.org.
As president and founder of Wintriss Engineering Corporation in San Diego I personally supervised and participated in the design and production of high-speed industrial line-scan cameras used for surface inspection of paper, plastics and metal...check out www.weco.com for info about the products. We also designed and manufactured virtual reality golf simulators...now available at www.fullswinggolf.com and golf ball launch monitors at www.foresightsports.com.
As president and founder of Computer System Associates in San Diego, I personally supervised and participated in the design and production of microcomputer trainers and support systems including the first hard drive, expansion memory and math accelerator for the then popular Commodore Amiga computer.
As VP of Engineering at Gables Engineering in Coral Gables, Florida, I personally designed the first AIRINC 429 cockpit radio control panels for the new Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft. Check out www.gableseng.com.
As president and founder of Electronic Product Associates in San Diego, I personally designed and supervised production of the first Motorola 6800 microcomputer classroom trainer for teaching machine coding. One is now on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Check it out at http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102711977 and our complete development computer system at http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/catalog/102711975. We also manufactured complete computer systems utilizing the newly available, five megabyte Shugart hard disk drive.
As VP of Engineering at Wintriss Controls in New York City I personally designed and supervised production of the first electronic punch press overload detector. Purchased by Honeywell Control Systems and eventually spun off, the product line has metamorphosed to the punch press products now available at www.wintriss.com.
As a Commander in the U. S. Navy I flew Lockheed P2V (Neptune) and P3C (Orion) patrol plane aircraft from Jacksonville, Florida and Patuxent River, Maryland, accumulating over 5,000 hours of flight time searching the north Atlantic for Russian submarines during the cold war. Later I was in charge of computer programming for the Naval Tactical Data System in San Diego.