MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1988
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ASTROPHYSICS
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York, 1976
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PHYSICS
UMass/Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, 1973
Authored technical articles published in various trade magazines, especially
serving the electronics industry. Articles have appeared in R&D,
Electronic Business Buyer, Test & Measurement World and other
publications. Subjects include all aspects of electronic production and testing.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Taught entry-level physics course to engineering technology students. Supervised Physics Laboratory program.
Motorcycling, General Aviation (Private Pilot's License), Amateur Astronomy