Mr. Danny R Graves, PE
Graves and Associates, Inc.
301 Clearview Drive
Springfield TN, 37172
14 years of electrical/electronic product design, testing, and forensic analysis in the automotive and aerospace industry. He has a BSEE, MSEE, and a PE license.
615 382-7079 (call first)
BIO / Resume / CV:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2002- present Consultant - Springfield, TN Principal Engineer Forensic analysis of electronics and legal expert witness investigation/testimony PCB layout and schematic entry Technical writing including manuals, assembly instructions, work instructions, newsletters, etc. Electronic circuit design and analysis Patent infringement analysis Web site design and management using both HTML and MS Publisher Corporation formation, management, operation, and marketing 1995-2002 Trico Electronics Springfield, TN Engineering Supervisor International project management from product concept through production Utilize project management tools such as MS Project and APQ checklist Development of a custom Atmel IC for automotive lighting control Management of a cross-functional team to ensure project success Manage and develop engineering department resources and personnel Performance reviews and project assignments for engineering personnel Prepare and present departmental performance charts to management Utilize design for manufacture (DFM) techniques Product quotation including materials, labor, development, tooling, and capital Analog, digital, and mixed circuit modeling and analysis using PSPICE Analog and digital circuit design including ST, Motorola, Microchip, and Zilog micros Plastics, metal stamping, and multi-layer printed circuit board design Supplier and specification selection/development for contract services and components Embedded software development in C and Assembly Manufacturing process development, implementation, and refinement Validation and production test system development (software and hardware) Extensive customer interface including technical presentations, design reviews, and project tracking Hall effect sensor circuit design for pulse counting Lighting and motor control circuit design (turn signal, hazard, daytime running lights, brake light, wiper motors, LED tail-lamps, rain sensor) Write patent claims and coordinate patent filing Evaluate competitor patents for infringement or business opportunity Patented circuit design resulted in $20 million/year sales Cost reduction via process improvements and design optimization Statistical analysis of production data Design for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and review EMC test results Publish manufacturing work instructions, validation test reports, and test procedures Present design proposals to customers Support customer system troubleshooting Failure analysis of electronic products and electronic components Flammability analysis of electronic products Power dissipation analysis and heat-sink design Production flow diagrams 1994-1995 Syncro Corporation Arab, Alabama Product Engineer Project management from product concept through production Product quotation including materials, labor, development, tooling, and capital Design of electronic circuits, PCBs, and packaging for air cooled engine/automotive applications Manufacturing process development, implementation, and refinement Extensive customer interface including technical presentations and reviews Cost reduction via process improvements and design optimization 1990-1994 McDonnell Douglas Huntsville, Alabama Engineer II Project management from product concept through production Design/analysis of electrical power distribution equipment and systems Extensive customer interface including technical presentations and reviews Wrote and published a technical article on multi-layer insulation blanket ESD protection EDUCATION Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama in Huntsville, 1994 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 1989 COMPUTER SKILLS LabVIEW, Assembly, AutoCAD 14, ST Realizer, MPLab, Visual Basic, MSWorks SuperCAD, SuperPCB, Protel99, PSPICE 9.2, Microsoft Visual C++, IAR Workbench SolidWorks, MS Project, MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Capture, MS Publisher, HTML Outlook, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows XP, Mathcad, Photo Express, MS Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Visio, Adobe Acrobat, MS FrontPage PUBLICATIONS Space Shuttle Cargo Bay Multi-layer Insulation Blanket Electrostatic Discharge, Electromagnetic Compliance Printed Circuit Design for Solder Ball Reduction, Printed Circuit Design Modifying a Tridon EP35 Turn Signal/Hazard Light Flasher to Flash Your Brake Lights, Nuts and Volts PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES PUBLISHED Printed Circuit Board Basics Introduction to Electronics Component Packages Federal Requirements for Automotive Turn Signal and Hazard Flashers IEEE 802.11 Networking Conductor Sizing HONORS AND AWARDS International Whos Who of Professionals 2000 Gates Creative Contribution Award 2001 Charles C. Gates Award for Excellence Finalist PATENTS Patent Number 6031451 - Automotive Lighting Controller Patent Pending Application 20020033459 Optical Precipitation Sensor PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Society of Automotive Engineers LICENSES Professional Engineer State of Alabama License Number 20430 Issued in 1995 ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE University of Phoenix Faculty Candidate LANGUAGES Fluent in English Can read some French and technical German REFERENCES Letters of recommendation available upon request Fee Schedule for Expert #1554 Expert Designation Fee-------------------$1000.00 (Amount charged to use expert's name, applied to case ) Retainer Policy--------------------------$1000.00 (Amount applied to last invoice) Non-Testimonial--------------------------$125.00/ per hour for Consulting/Analysis Testimonial------------------------------$250.00/ per hour For Deposition, for Court Testimony, for waiting to give court testimony Travel Policy----------------------------$125.00/ per hour for work while traveling Miscellaneous Expenses-------------------Airfare,lodging,meals,tips,car rental,gasoline,car rental insurance,milage (if own car is used) etc. paid initally at cost.
Electrical Electronic Automotive Wiring Fuses Circuit Breaker Sensors Circuit Pcb Printed Circuit Board Printed Insulation Connectors Terminals Durability Reliability Thermal Thermal Shock Salt Fog Electromagnetic Emc Interference Radio Testing Production Testing Compliance Testing Specification Patent Infringement Claims Components Failure Power Voltage Current Shock Esd Electrostatic Electrostatic Discharge Static Electrical Fire Test Systems
automotive wiring fuses circuit breaker sensors, circuit pcb, claims components failure, compliance testing, current shock, electrical electronic, electromagnetic emc interference, electrostatic, electrostatic discharge, esd, patent infringement, power voltage, printed circuit board, printed insulation connectors, production testing, radio testing, salt fog, specification, static electrical fire, terminals durability reliability, test systems, thermal thermal shock