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Engineer Engineering

Howell, Michigan, 48843, United States
March 29, 2011

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Donovan Atkins

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Howell, MI *8843



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Currently - 2012

University of Memphis Memphis, TN

Pursued B.S. in Computer Engineering (Earned 175 hours towards completion)

Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI

Pursuing B.S. in Computer Engineering



General Motors Racing, Wixom, MI

rodhysuadsdas Senior Data Engineer / Metrologist

Direct an electronics lab that supports all instrumentation and wiring needs for entire motorsports

division. Manage a team of lab technicians directly and application engineers indirectly who are

responsible for race car support and AVL dynamometer lab testing. Personally responsible for

maintaining lab calibrations and keeping yearly budget in check.

Lab Ma

Initiate, install, and maintain all combustion and non-combustion data instrumentation for race car

chassis and engine dynamometer labs.

Design, build, install, and maintain all wiring and data acquisition interfacing for race car chassis

and engine dynamometer labs.

Perform complete track support data retrieval and analysis to improve car performance.

Track side telemetry monitoring for car diagnostics and performance adjustments.

Dynamometer test execution and Indicom data analysis support to combustion engineers.

Accountable for combustion instrumentation and caretaking, maintenance, and calibrating for

entire GM Racing division

Responsible for all AVL Dynamometer test readiness. This includes insuring all parameter files are

loaded and prepared. As well as insuring all I/O is correctly functioning


Data Acquisition Team Support Engineer, Corvette Racing

Performed all data engineering functions for professional factory racing program. My role was to

work with chassis engineers to improve car’s performance, and monitor the car via telemetry during

track outings. This position required world travel, weekly team meetings, and support around the


Executed all data engineering instrumentation and electronic needs for program.

Project Managed the design, and installation of all electronics for the launch of the Corvette Racing

GT1 C6-R.

Instructed entire track support group of all data engineering needs for program and performed the


Provided all data and measurements that were requested by chassis engineers.

Mastered and maintained all PI Research software for all GM Racing track support team members.

Reviewed all data between sessions and corrected any levels of uncertainty.

Arrow Electronics, Memphis, TN


Process Engineering Intern

Responsible for the production of build plans that would be used for the assembly of custom

computer applications. During this internship I was exposed to several quality improvement

workshops and ISO certification practices. I personally assisted Process Engineers with daily tasks

and quality audits.

Evaluated and assessed entire process of customer build plans for quality improvements.

Participated and organized Kaizen workshops.

Assisted Process Engineers with Six Sigma and other quality certification executions.

The Trane Company, Memphis, TN


Applications Engineering Intern for Building Automation Systems

Designed and installed BAS systems for all commercial projects. Assisted design engineers with

software interfacing and programming. Wrote submittal and proposal documents for customers.

Performed load calculations and designed BAS integration

Wrote code to perform custom automation tasks.

Assisted Engineers with building automation systems installation.

Career Accomplishments

• Fully supported the GM Factory Corvette Racing Program to 40 ALMS victories, 4 Twelve

Hours of Sebring victories, and 3 Twenty Four Hours of Lemans victories during 5


Implemented the launch of the GM Factory Cadillac CTSV-R World Challenge race program, and

won multiple championships.

Earned Engineering title classification at GM following winning the 2004 Chevrolet Bow Tie award

for demonstrating world class engineering ability.


Ron Fellows, GM Racing factory road racing and NASCAR driver

Mark Chambers, NASCAR team manager, Bill Davis Racing

Gary Pratt, Owner, Pratt & Miller Engineering

Dr. Andy Randolph, Director of Engineering, Earnhardt Childress Racing Engines & Board of

Executives member; Kistler Instruments

Gary Patterson, AVL North America

Andy Brown, AVL North America


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