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Charles G. Masi Resume

Summary of Qualifications

  • Award-winning technology editor and writer
  • Thirty-two years experience in high technology and science; twenty-two years management experience
  • Launched four successful periodicals
  • Extensive knowledge and contacts throughout all facets of high-technology
  • Advanced degrees in Astrophysics and Business Administration; twenty four credits toward Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering
  • Over 100 articles published in technical, trade and consumer magazines - See Selected Publications.
  • Nineteen years experience publishing technology-based periodicals
  • Five years experience teaching in technical colleges and universities

Ph.D. Candidate, Aerospace Engineering
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
Master of Business Administration
Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988
Master of Science, Astrophysics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1976
Bachelor of Science, Physics
UMass/Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1973

Professional Experience
Patents and Publications
Additional Professional Activities
Other Interests

Professional Experience

1993 - Present
C.G. Masi Technology Communications
Golden Valley, Arizona
Technology Journalist

Authored technical articles published in various trade magazines, especially serving the electronics industry. Articles have appeared in R&D, Drug Discovery and Development, IEEE Spectrum, Vision Systems Design, Electronic Business Buyer, Test & Measurement World and other publications. Subjects include all aspects of high-technology research, product development, production and testing. Ghost-wrote articles for engineers and scientists that have appeared in various publications and conference proceedings. Clients have included Hewlett Packard, Schlumberger, Electroglas and many others.

2002 - Present
R&D Magazine's Micro/Nano Newsletter
Golden Valley, Arizona

Took over editorial content creation of monthly newsletter covering all aspects of the rapidly developing microelectromechanical system (MEMS) industry. Publication was previously suffering flagging reputation and competition from a new rival. Charter is to restore publication to former position as pre-eminent vehicle for information about technical and business news in that industry, expand coverage into the developing nanotechnology area, and provide expanding editorial content to match anticipated advertising content expansion.

1996 - 2001
R&D Magazine's Data Acquisition Newsletter
Golden Valley, Arizona
Founding Editor

Founding editor of monthly newsletter covering all aspects of data acquisition technology and methods. Authored tutorial articles concerning the intricacies of digital measurement technology as well as technology development trends. Obtained, edited and published contributed articles from measurement experts and leaders. Managed all aspects of editorial content creation.

1994 - 1995
Cal Lab Magazine
Needles, California
Founding Editor and Publisher

Founded the only magazine dedicated to the information needs of calibration laboratory managers, engineers and other metrologists. Responsible for advertising sales, editorial content, circulation development, magazine production, general administration and operations. Coordinated eight suppliers of publishing services to produce desktop-publishing based magazine. After one year of operation, publication had a circulation of 2,000 copies per month (approximately 50% of estimated market) and generated over $60,000 total advertising and subscription sales during the first year of operation.

1992 - 1993
TAM Communications
Norwalk, Connecticut
Founding Editor: Motorcycle Tour & Travel Magazine

Founding editor of motorcycle touring magazine. Helped define advertising and circulation markets, editorial structure, content, style, etc. Worked with contributing authors to procure manuscripts. Edited manuscripts for content, style and presentation. Wrote selected articles and column.

1984 - 1993
Cahners Publishing Company
Newton, Massachusetts
Editor in Chief: Test & Measurement World Magazine

Editor in Chief of largest trade publication serving the electronics testing industry. During the period the magazine progressed from third place to first in advertising sales and reputation for editorial quality, reaching advertising sales of over $5,000,000 and circulation of over 75,000 subscribers. Responsible for editorial department comprising seven full-time editors and assistants, plus numerous contributing editors and contributing authors. Responsibilities included editorial planning, editorial content, editorial quality, as well as day-to-day management of editorial staff and departmental budget. Other duties included strategic planning, interfacing with advertisers and vendors of products covered by the magazine, as well as readers and outside contributors. Also supervised the launch of sister publication Test & Measurement Europe. Even wrote a few articles and a monthly column!

1983 - 1984
C.G. Masi Associates
Newbury, Massachusetts
Engineering Consultant

Designed and built custom manufacturing equipment. Specialized in designing state-of-the-art permanent magnet assemblies. Developed a personal-computer-based three-dimensional finite-element simulation program for designing Halbach-type permanent magnets and used the program to design several devices. Other projects included electro-mechanical and electro-pneumatic assembly machines for the packaging industry.

1980 - 1983
E.I. DuPont de Nemours
North Billerica, Massachusetts
Magnet Engineer
Responsible for design and construction of prototype devices for New Ventures Operation. New Ventures' charter was to create new products using technology developed by the hundreds of physicists and engineers at DuPont's New England Nuclear Corporation subsidiary. Duties included technical assessment, engineering design, supervision of prototyping shop, supervision of software designer, project planning and management, preparation of technical sales documents and direct sales of products and technology. Products evaluated or developed included magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) equipment, particle-beam shaping and steering components for high-energy particle accelerators and computer programs for electromagnetic design simulations.

1979 - 1980
General Ionex Corporation
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Senior Test Engineer
Responsible for construction and testing of custom-built ion accelerators used in various high-energy physics applications. Individual machines were built on a project basis. Responsible for managing projects from design through delivery to customer. Projects ranged from individual ion guns through a 750,000 volt proton accelerator built and delivered to the Japanese Atomic Energy Research Institute. Duties included project planning and management, supervising technicians during construction and testing, and demonstrating completed machines to customers.

1976 - 1979
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, Massachusetts
Assistant Professor of Physics
Taught freshman physics to engineering technology students. Other duties included supervising the Physics Laboratory, including supervising three technicians who maintained the equipment, overseeing revision of the Department's laboratory handbook by the faculty and developing new experiments to be added to the laboratory curriculum. Also developed a self-paced physics course for remedial students. Also taught upper-level physics and engineering courses in the Wentworth College of Technology.

1974 - 1976
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
Teaching Assistant
Taught recitation classes as part of the first year physics program. Duties included teaching three recitation sections (two classes per week per section), developing and grading examinations and remedial work with students as needed. Also worked as a research assistant in the Materials Research Department.

1973 - 1974
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Boston, Massachusetts
Physics Instructor
Taught entry-level physics course to engineering technology students. Supervised Physics Laboratory program.


  • American Society of Business Press Editors, First Place Award For Editorial Excellence for a Technical Article in a Magazine with Over 80,000 Circulation, 1997.
  • Cahners Editorial Merit Award, Best Technical Article, 1996.
  • Outstanding Contribution to the IEEE VLSI Test Symposium, 1991.
  • Gold Standard Award for Excellence in Electronic Manufacturing Writing, Best Staff-Written Article, 1990.
  • Cahners Editorial Merit Award, Best Contributed Article, 1988.
  • Cahners Editorial Merit Award, Best Regular Department, 1988.
  • Cahners Editorial Medal of Excellence, Best How-To Article, 1987.

Patents and Publications

  • NMR Magnet System for Well Logging, U.S. Patent #4,717,876, 5 January 1988
  • How to Set Up Your Motorcycle Workshop, Whitehorse Press, North Conway,New Hampshire, 1996.
  • Over 100 articles published in technical, trade and consumer magazines - Selected Publications.

Additional Professional Activities

  • R&D 100 Awards Program (Judge: 1995-Present)
  • National Instruments' User Conference Best Paper Competition (Judge: 2001-Present)
  • American Society of Test Engineers (Board of Directors: 1989-1991)
  • National Conference of Standards Laboratories (Corporate Member Representative: 1989 -1993)
  • Nepcon (National Electronic Packaging Conference) Advisory Council: 1989 - 1995
  • Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Member Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
  • Member Experimental Aircraft Association

Other Interests

  • Motorcycling
  • General Aviation (Private Pilot's License with High Performance and Complex Aircraft endorsements)
  • Amateur Astronomy

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