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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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
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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