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Power Manager

Scottsdale, Arizona, 85255, United States
May 26, 2010

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Mervyn T. Montoya

President and CEO

Switch Mode Technologies Inc

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Scottsdale, AZ 85255


Cell 480-***-****

Professional Background Summary:

Over 40 years specializing in the design, development and analysis of

advanced power conversion equipment with special emphasis on high-frequency

switching technology. Extensive background in space qualified power

supplies, high-voltage TWT power supplies, DC/AC inverters for UPS systems

and off-line converter/regulators. Mil-Aerospace DC/DC power supplies with

power densities up to 36 watts per cubic inch. Miniaturized low-cost power

supplies for the PC and other commercial applications. Formed Power

Dynamics Corporation in 1978 and MTM Associates in 1982. Power Dynamics was

an engineering and manufacturing firm while MTM Associates was a consulting

company specializing in assisting customers in the design and development

of power supply products. Both companies were successful in there charted

endeavors and MTM Associates is now merged with a new company Switch Mode

Technologies Inc. SMT employs state-of-the art analytical tools (SPICE 4,

MATHCAD 7) and a variety of other software tools to both analyze and design

for worse-case conditions. SMT has been involved in some of the most

demanding and technically challenging space based power supply programs in

the country. Experience in the design of HPS and HID PFC/Inverters from

100 Watts to 100kW Extensive experience in Battery chargers for all

applications with power ratings to 100 kW


B.Sc. Engineering UCLA

UCLA Extension - postgraduate courses in Computer Aided Design,

Programming in BASIC and C+++

Center for professional Advancement, New Jersey. EMI/EMC Control and


Computer Analysis SPICE 4 and State-Space Modeling

Professional Experience:

Switch Mode technologies Inc. President and Owner

Scottsdale, AZ 1993 to present

1. Served as technical lead for Motorola "Teledesic Satellite" This effort

involved developing systems concepts and hardware designs for all power

converters and power distribution aboard the satellite.

2. Managed the space power group and assisted in the design of the TRW

"Milstar" Satellite power supply program for ST Microwave located in

Phoenix Arizona. Additional programs were for SS Loral "Tempo Satellite"

program, GPS Satellite program, JHU "Near" spacecraft and Hazeltine IFF

power supply for the F-16.

3. Designed a multioutput DC/AC inverter for the China Aerospace Long

March Booster Rocket. This was a program in which Hughes A/C and

Martin were involved in supplying hardware for China's communication


MTM Associates President and Owner

Westlake Village, CA 1982 to 1993

4. Formed MTM Associates as a consultant to industry for the design and

development of advanced power conversion products. Major contract


5. Teledyne Electronics, Newbury Park, CA - Designed a very high-density

10-output power supply to be used in the General Dynamics F-16 Fighter

A/C contracted by the Korean Air Force.

6. Datron Systems, Simi Valley, CA - Designed and developed a 4 kW DC

Servomotor Amplifier. This servo is a high-frequency PWM type and will

be used in Datron Antennas systems worldwide.

7. IL Med, Boston MA - Designed a 2 kW CO2 Laser Power Supply for medical


8. Coherent Corporation, Auburn CA - Designed and completed in 10 months

an 18 kW Argon Laser power system. This power supply utilized 4

feedback loops and could switch between either one automatically

depending on program requirements.

9. Rantec Emerson Chatsworth, CA - ALQ-184 High- Voltage TWT Power

Supply. In addition to design responsibilities for this project, other

projects included Hews- Mews Phased Array TWT Amplifier, Loral Rapport

III, Dual Band TWTA. Also served as acting Director of Engineering for

Rantec-Edco, High Voltage Division for one and a half years.

10. Hughes Aircraft, Canoga Park CA, Missile Systems Group - Designed the

new Phoenix TWT Transmitter High-Voltage Power Supply. Output power

exceeded 1500 Watts while switching at greater than 200 kHz attaining a

power density of 26 W/cubic inch. This design was a major accomplishment

and will eventually be used in the AMRAAM Missile in addition to the


Autronics Corporation Manager, Power Systems Division

Arcadia, CA 1981-1982

1. Formed division to augment parent company's Eastern Power Systems

division. Responsible for division's P&L, all engineering and development

of Mil Aerospace power supplies.

Power Dynamics Corporation President and CEO

Sun Valley, CA 1977-1982

. Founded Power Dynamics Corporation in 1977. The charter for the

company was to design and manufacture a standard line of switching

power supplies and UPS

(Uninterruptible Power Systems). Several custom power supplies for

both Military and commercial applications were also produced. Work

force grew to 38 people and company attained revenues in excess of $10

Million supplying major manufactures throughout the United States. The

product line was sold in 1982 and the company was dissolved.

Bunker-Ramo Corporation Section Manager

Westlake Village, CA 1972-1977

Responsible for all power systems design to support internal programs.

Various systems designed directly by myself or under my direction included

high power amplifiers, Sona-Buoys, Miniaturized high-efficiency power

supplies for extremely classified programs. Programs included TEAMPACK,


Gulton Industries EMD Division Product Manager

Hawthorne, CA 1969-1972

Responsible for the design and development of the Pershing 1A Guidance

Gyro, 3-phase Static Inverter. This program was under contract to Martin-

Orlando FL. In addition, completed numerous study contracts on advanced

power systems for NASA.

Professional and personal references available upon request.

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