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Ronald

Chinnery

Home: 816.257.5758
Cell:
816.591.3917
eMail: ronchinnery@comcast.net
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/ronaldchinnery
(much more detail there than in this resume)

Skill set
Analog & Digital design; Low-power circuit design; RF prototyping & design support (up to 1.5GHz); some
work with BDC & BLDC motor controller designs; some MCU programming; PC Board Layout; Schematic
entry; Component selection & qualification; Mechanical & Industrial Design conceptualization and guidance;
prior experience as small Engineering department manager

Experience
Sheffield Family Life Center

Kansas City, MO www.sflc.net

2000 ~ 2014

Position: Staff Engineer & Director of Media Ministries


Responsibilities: Hired as Staff Engineer over all technical areas. I was responsible for: Live TV
Broadcast, Media Production & Duplication, and Live Multimedia. I was also responsible for managing &
training a staff of 50+ workers, and selecting and training Group Leaders.
Responsible for Engineering, design, installation, repair & maintenance of >$1.5M of media-related
electronics systems, including an onsite Live TV broadcast studio, digital video editing suite, robotic TV
cameras, small and large-scale video projection systems, digital signage, MATV/CATV system, sound
systems, etc.
I was also the Information Technology engineer for several years, responsible for all Computer systems,
data networks, file servers, backup systems, web site, etc. I also managed the computerized HVAC Control
System programming, including diagnostics and contractor interface.

Progress Instruments, Inc.

Lee's Summit, MO.

1998 ~ 2000

Contract Design & Manufacturing of wide-ranging electronic products.


Position: Director of Product Design Engineering / Electronic Design Engineer
Responsibilities: Meet with Customers to discuss their concepts & ideas, then come up with viable product
designs to meet/exceed their goals - including initial mechanical & electronic drawings and prototypes. I was
also responsible for circuit design, component specification & vendor selection & qualification. I also designed
printed circuit boards using PC-based CAD software, as well as mechanical design using AutoCAD.

GARMIN International Corporation

Lenexa, KS. www.Garmin.com

1990 ~ 1996

World leader in GPS navigation and Aviation NAV/COM electronics. (I was their 11th employee)
Position: Product Research & Development Engineer
Responsibilities: Digital circuit design, DC power supply design, PCB layout, prototype building and
debugging. Leading edge component research, qualification, and vendor selection/qualification.
Key points: Product conceptualization; ultra-miniaturization; rechargeable battery technologies and
charging; worked with RF up to 1.575 GHz; digital design work 3.0 to 5V.

Network Interface Corporation

Lenexa, KS.1987 ~ 1990

Manufacturer of PC Network interface boards and related products.


Position: Principal Design Engineer
Responsibilities: Product development from concept & design, from Schematic & PCB layout through
production. Also included limited ASIC design work, component qualification, vendor selection, and some
Assembly Language programming.

Tallgrass Technologies Corporation

Lenexa, KS.

1983 ~ 1986

Manufacturer of PC-based mass storage systems, tape drives, file servers.


Position: Began as production repair technician, quickly promoted to R&D as Associate Electronic Engineer
working directly with the company founder & president, David M. Allen.
Responsibilities: Analog and digital circuit design and evaluation, new product concept and design, test
equipment design and fabrication, PCB design.

M.P.H. Industries Inc.

Lee's Summit, MO.

1980 ~ 1983

Market leading mfr. of Law Enforcement speed radar, sirens, and other related electronic products.
Position: Began as production repair technician, quickly promoted to Product Development Dept. as
Technical Engineer. Reported directly to company President & Principal Engineer, Robert Patterson.
Responsibilities: Design and trouble-shooting of new and existing products (both digital and analog
circuits). Some microwave work (10 and 24GHz), and PCB design.

Alpha & Omega Electronics


In the gaps between the positions above, I also operated my own home-based business, contracting
Electronics Product & Circuit Designs for various private & commercial customers.

Additionally, I have the ability to visualize new things concepts, design improvements, etc. Ive always
been able to think outside the box when faced with problems, which I simply see as challenges.

Education
Missouri Institute of Technology (now owned by DeVry) Honor Graduate, Deans List

Electronic Technician Diploma (A.S. Equiv.)

Joe Herndon Area Vocational Technical School - Electronics Technology (during High School)
Recognized as top student in the class, also selected as the Teachers Aide for that class.
High School Diploma, 1977, Wm. Chrisman High School
Excelled in elective Electronic classes during my Jr. & Sr. years of High School.

Equipment utilized

Oscilloscopes: both Digital and Analog of many types

Analog and Digital RF Spectrum Analyzers (DC to 40GHz)

RF Communications monitors/analyzers

Complex RF & Digital signal generators

Logic Analyzers

Distortion Analyzers

All forms of RF measurement equipment; audio SINAD meters, etc., etc.

All normal handheld DVM meters, clamp Ammeters, High Voltage meters, etc.

Environmental chambers

Milling Machine, Lathe, and all other common Machine Shop tools