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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 16:45:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:17:00 +0100
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Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:00:00 +0100
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Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:33:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:00 +0100
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Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:07:00 +0100
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Wed, 6 Sep 2017 16:31:00 +0100
EchoStar Corporation and Lockheed Martin announced today that the EchoStar III satellite has been successfully recovered following an anomaly that occurred in late July and retired per the FCC regulations. "After the initial loss of contact, with a joint effort by EchoStar and Lockheed Martin, a command and control link was reestablished and deorbit maneuvers performed" said Derek de Bastos, chief technology officer for EchoStar Satellite Services L.L.C. "EchoStar III is now safely in a grave...
Wed, 6 Sep 2017 15:24:00 +0100
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Tue, 5 Sep 2017 14:07:00 +0100
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     Date Submitted:28-11-2011
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     Current job:Satellite Communications Consultant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsTop job performer. Knowledgeable and resourceful in engineering supervision, management, marketing, operations, network and of domestic and international satellite and telecommunications system networks. Strong work ethic, and interpersonal skill, leaders
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    Set a great course and adapt along the way.

    Professionally contributing to the growth and success of business within progressive, innovative, communications, satellite, or IT electronics companies.

     

    Qualifications Summary:

    Top job performer. Knowledgeable and resourceful in engineering supervision, management, marketing, operations, network and of domestic and international satellite and telecommunications system networks. Strong work ethic, and interpersonal skill, leadership abilities, teaching skills that build strong teams. Experienced within international cross-cultural relations. Business skills include business and marketing planning, contract preparation, and negotiation skill. Broad-based, advanced, technological skills and aptitude create a very adaptable, flexible, skilled, employee and mentor.

     

    WORK HISTORY

     Positions Held & Employment Dates:

     

    Senior Systems Engineering Consultant March 2008 to July 2011

    General Dynamics Satcom Technologies

    Systems Engineering Development & Support for commercial and military satellite communications systems. Active security clearance. JNN UHST/STT development and testing. DTH systems, Warrior SmartSat Terminal development and testing. Mil Standard 461 Environmental Testing. Regression Testing. Technical Specification development, SOW development, Factory Acceptance Testing, documentation support, HALT/HASS testing. New product development.
     

    Chief Intelligence Officer November 2006 to November 2009

    Mi3 Incorporated

    IT Technologies Global Business Development, Offshore service provisions, Sales and Marketing
    Direct the development, deployment, and operation of world-class information systems, technology, and services throughout the company to improve service, quality and cost. Lead the corporation in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support both distributed and centralized business operations. Provides the vision, leadership, and direction needed to develop and maintain a high-performance team environment that fosters innovation. Maintains and monitors IS/IT operational, capital, and project budgets. Ensure the protection of IT assets and the integrity, security and privacy of all company information.

     

    Realtor® State of Georgia     April 2006 to present

    Real Estate Professional, Oprandi Realty, NE Georgia

    GRI Designation, Currently Inactive status.

     

    Computer and Systems Manager   June 2004 to April 2005

    Homestead Police Department,

    City of HomesteadFlorida

    Maintain, manage, design, and expansion of network systems. Concept, design, engineering, security, and deployment of new technologies within law enforcement using cutting-edge technology within hardware and software. Management of multiple servers (14+) and twin IBM AS400 platforms for communications and record-keeping.

    City-wide Wi-Fi network engineering and design for City of Homestead Police Department communications. Engineering design, maintenance, and expansion of RF communications systems.

     

    Consultant                                                     1999 to Present

    Satellite Communications & Telecommunications   

    Business development, design, engineering, & testing. Currently assisting in the growth of local companies and their expansion into the communications market.

    “Engineering On Demand”

     

    VP - Director of Engineering                       May 1999 to November 2002

    SpaceData International, LLC                        

    Directed development & deployment of SeismicStar System.

    World’s fastest “commercial off the shelf” data transfer over satellite.

    Responsible for overall requirements analysis, requirements management, architecture development, interface control, systems integration, system qualification and acceptance testing for multiple

    systems and/or projects. Responsible for defining and executing systems engineering activities within various projects. Design, plan, develop, and prepare relevant systems engineering documentation

    detailing the system integration and system performance. Supported Project and Program Managers and other Systems Engineers. Coordinated, lead, and participated in technical reviews. Assured adequate and correct usage of systems engineering processes and procedures. Assignments required experienced judgment with innovative approaches to accomplish systems related work, resolved

    design/operational issues, and made decisions in a fast-paced environment, often with minimal input from management.

    “Russ has worked on a number of projects and all were completed

    within the required time-frame and within the required budget.”                            

     

    Teleport Engineering Specialist,                  1993 to 1999

    Engineering Supervisor, Project Engineer

    PanAmSat, Inc.

    Designed Satellite, RF/Microwave communication systems. Performed detail system design, including generation of block diagrams, parts lists, system interconnect drawings, wire-run lists, detail drawings and assembly drawings. Experience managing groups of engineers on various projects. Managed major site expansions including multifiber facility interconnects, high power RF manifold design, interfacility links, and 1.25Mw UPS expansion-deployment. Managed, monitored, and provided service for Telemetry, Tracking, and Control systems for spacecraft control systems. Managed and coordinated all site maintenance. Worked closely with city officials, architects, and contractors during all phases of civil works. “Super-dependable, consistent and successful in a multitude of simultaneous projects with very little guidance.”

     

    Program Engineering Manager                    1990 to 1993

    SDS International, Inc.                                   

    International and domestic Project Engineering Manager services for satellite communication and telecommunications.

     

    Telecommunications & Satellite communications

    Design, engineering, & testing

    Pittman Scientifics, Inc.                                  1987 to 1990

    International engineering services for satellite communications and telecommunications.

     

    Lead Field Engineer                                       1988 to 1990

    Applied Antenna Technologies, Inc.              

    Antenna planning, deployment, and qualification testing.

     

    Senior Systems Service Engineer                 1977 to 1987

    Scientific Atlanta, Inc.

    Customer service, field service, calibration, and repair of all products manufactured by the SatCom Division.

     

    Microwave Electronics Technician1975 to 1977

    Electromagnetic Sciences Inc.

    Applied construction, testing, test fixtures, and calibration of microwave devices, ferrite control devices, phase shifters, variable power dividers, circulators, and isolators. Developed skills with Network Analyzers, Smith Charts, Spectrum Analyzers, and developed traceable documentation

    for device characteristics.

     

    Memberships, Certifications, Education, and Training:

    Member IEEE

    Member of Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)

    Presentation Seminar SeismicStar services for NASA CSOC

    (Consolidated Space Operations Contractors)

    for SeismicStar Services, SpaceData International.

    Certification Marine Survival Training

    Vertex Controls, Tracking Systems,

    Monopulse Tracking Antenna’s & Controllers

    LABView Training

    Certification Red Cross CPR training

    Certification Anritsu/Wiltron Network Analyzer Training Seminar

    Certification for CPI (Varian) and MCL Transmitters training Seminar.

    Unrestricted Low-Voltage Contractor for the State of Georgia

    Recognition for Training, Presided over training seminar for

    Televisa’s Grupo Telesistema, Uplink and Downlink Seminars.

    SB Marketing Seminars sponsored by Ga. State University

    SB Incubator Seminars sponsored by Ga. State University

    Ground Communications Equipment Certification

     

    Education:       Electrical Engineering

                            Georgia Institute of Technology

                            Jefferson High School

                            Jefferson, Georgia

    AC/DC circuit Analysis, Statics, Dynamics,

    Electromagnetics, Particle Physics, Microprocessor

    Design (hardware and software), Audio Engineering.

    Detailed Professional & Personal References,

    Further Experience, and Additional Educational

    Curriculum available on request.


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