Introducing:

Mr Brian T. Boulter

ApICS LLC

231 Skyview Drive
Seven Hills Ohio, 44131
US

Short Description:
Is a control system consulting training & technical mediation resource for the metals, paper & converting, automotive, & process control industries
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Educations
1990 - 1992 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
M.S.E.E. (G.P.A. 3.87/4.00) Thesis: Matrix Interpolation Based Self-Tuning Web Tension Regulation

1984 - 1989 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
B.S.E.E. (G.P.A. 3.93/4.00) Senior Design: Rubber Calendar Control System

1978 - 1983 University of the State of New York, Buffalo, New York
B.A. (Th.) (G.P.A. 3.32/4.00) Senior Thesis: History of the Filioque

Professional experience
1999 – Present Applied Industrial Control Solutions LLC, Seven Hills, Ohio. President / Principal Consulting Engineer
 Director of Sales, Marketing, and Project Management of ApICS LLC, a small engineering consulting firm.
 Provide consulting control systems engineering consulting services to the following corporations:
Rockwell Automation (USA)
Rockwell Industrial Automation (Australia)
Mustang Dynamometer Corp (OH)
Allison Transmission (GM) Corp. (IN)
Orbital Research Inc. (OH)
ALCAN Inc. (Canada)
Dofasco Inc. (Canada)
USX Corp. (PA)
Ford Motor Co. (MI)
IEEE IAS USA (NY)
Aeromovel Brazillia Corp. (Brazil)
Automatic Controls Laboratory. (OH)
NEXEN Group Inc. (MN)
CHAMP Engineering LLC (MN)
 Consulting services include system engineering, technical mediation, proposal generation, project costing, technical training, project management, and field problem solving and technical intervention.

1992 - 1999 Rockwell Automation, Cleveland, Ohio
Consulting Engineer
 Designated a Rockwell corporate resource for systems modeling and analysis.
 Directed the investigation of promising applications of modern control theory for industrial control and generated reports with recommendations for Rockwell Automation’s Senior Vice Presidents.
 Directed the development, marketing and execution of corporate and customer training programs in system theory, modeling and analysis.
 Developed guidelines to facilitate standardization of Drive Systems engineering practices. Responsible for the design and stability proofs of all standard control system designs used by Rockwell Automation’s Systems Engineering Community.
 Generated technical requirements for marketing and engineering specifications of new AC, DC and Systems-Integration products .
 Provided technical support to field service engineering, application engineering, and sales, including the generation of consulting engineering reports for Rockwell customers.
 Designated the technical liaison responsible for coordinating technology transfers between the Oklahoma State University’s Aerospace Engineering Web Handling Research Center, the Rockwell Science Center, and Rockwell Automation’s Systems Groups.

1990 - 1992 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio
Teaching Assistant
 Conducted laboratory classes for Control Systems, Digital Signal Processing, and Electric Machines.
 Assisted professors in the development of new and innovative experiments.

1983 - 1990 Picker International, Highland Heights, Ohio
Engineer
 Designed and tested various hardware sub-systems for the MX series field deployable military X-ray systems.
 Assisted principal engineering staff in modeling positioning control systems, thermal (heat-sink) systems, and IG-Spice circuit simulations.
 Designed an MC68000 vector based circuit board testing system for the PC boards in the MX X-ray system.
Patents and publications

PUBLICATIONS (EXTERNAL)
[1] B. T. Boulter, Z. Gao, "Matrix Interpolation Based Self-Tuning Web Tension Regulation", Journal of the. International Web Handling Conference, pp 280 - 301, Oklahoma State University, June, 1995.
[2] B. T. Boulter, Z. Gao, "A Novel Approach for On-Line Self-Tuning Web Tension Regulation", Proceedings of 4th. IEEE Conference on Control Applications pp. 91 - 98, September, 1995.
[3] B. T. Boulter, Z. Gao, "A Real-Time Self-Tuning Web Tension Regulation Scheme", Journal of Real-Time Systems: Engineering of Complex Real-Time Computer Control Systems pp. 265 - 286, 1995.
[4] B. T. Boulter, "High Bandwidth Armature Current Regulation of a Cold-Rolling Mill MG-Set with Parallel 12 Pulse D-C Bridge at Inland Steel ", Iron and Steel Engineer, The Journal of the AISE, pp 52 – 57, December, 1996.
[5] B. T. Boulter, R. F. Lockhart, "Diameter Sizing of Rolls in Bridles That Utilize Powder Clutches", IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, pp 797-800, May/June 1997.
[6] B. T. Boulter, E. Dummermuth, J. M. Haboustak, " A Non-Linear Tunable PI Block for Improvement of Closed-Loop Control Response" , Proceedings of the 1997 Rockwell Power Systems Symposium, Cleveland Ohio, May, 1997.
[7] B. T. Boulter, "The Effect of Speed Loop Bandwidths and Line - Speed on System Eigenvalues in Multi - Span Web Transport Systems" , Journal of the 4th. International Web Handling Conference, pp 287 - 306, Oklahoma State University, June, 1997, (Best session paper - Longitudinal Dynamics and Tension Control).
[8] B. T. Boulter, " Improving Bridle Low-Speed Regulation by Cascaded Current Loops" , Iron and Steel Engineer, The Journal of the AISE, pp 53 – 60, February, 1998
[9] B. T. Boulter, "The Effect of Speed Loop Bandwidths on System Natural Frequencies in Multi - Zone Strip Processing Lines" , Transactions of the IEEE-IAS, pp 126 - 134 Jan/Feb. 1999, (Meritorious Paper Award at conference)
[10] B. T. Boulter, "Tripper Assisted Belt Conveyor Tension Regulation" , Proceedings of the 12th. Annual A-B Automation Fair, Nashville, Tennessee. November 1997, (Best of session award)
[11] B. T. Boulter, " Improving Bridle Low-Speed Regulation Using Cascaded Current Followers " , Transactions of the IEEE-IAS, pp. 1074-1081, July/August 2001, (Meritorious Paper Award at conference)
[12] B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems Applications – Part I, Speed Performance " , Transactions of the IEEE-IAS, pp. 1082 - 1087, July/August 2001, (Outstanding Paper Award at conference)
[13] B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems Applications – Part 2, Torque Regulation " , Proceedings of the 36th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Chicago IL., October 2001 (Outstanding Paper Award at conference – Selected for publication in the IEE IAS Journal)
[14] B. T. Boulter, " Applying Drive Performance Specifications to Systems Applications – Part 3, Position Regulation " , Proceedings of the 37th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Pittsburgh PA., October 2002 (Outstanding Paper Award)
[15] B. T. Boulter, “Winding/Unwinding Scheduling Equations" , Proceedings of the 38th. IEEE-IAS Conference on Industry Applications, Salt Lake City UT., October 2003

PATENTS
The following patents are pending:
[1] Advanced Elevator Speed Tracking and Control Scheme.
[2] A Non-Linear Tunable PI Regulator .
[3] A Loop-Shaping Self-Tuning Web Tension Regulation Scheme.
[4] Adaptive Tuning of a Non-Linear Tension Regulated Center-
winder With a Speed Intermediate Loop.

Additional professional development
American Management Association Seminars in:
 Communication and Interpersonal Skills for the Technical Professional.
 Successfully Managing People.
Massachusets Institute of Technology Summer Professional Program
 1997 - Fundamentals of detection, parameter estimation and Kalman filtering.
 1998 - Modeling Physical Systems
Professional memberships
Member - I.E.E.E., Committee Chair - I.E.E.E. I.A.S., Member - TAPPI, Member - AISE.
Languages
Speak, read and write Russian (fluent).
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