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Electrical Engineer Engineering

Allen, Texas, United States
August 17, 2018

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Thomas M. Kaplan

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Allen, Texas *5002

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Education : BSEE Georgia Tech

Graduate courses in DSP, Communications Theory and Analog Circuit Design - GA Tech and Stanford University

Power Electronics Certificate – University of Colorado - Boulder

PE – Texas, Colorado


Summary of Experience: Project Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Lead Electrical Engineer, Engineering Director spanning Semiconductor, Telecom and Power Systems Engineering and Manufacturing Companies. Past Experience in DSP and Analog and Digital Circuit Design.

Patents : Patent # 6,111,862 - Network Idle Code Density Detector

Patent # 6,198,753 - Method and Apparatus for Facilitating an Interface to a Digital Signal Processor

Professional Experience:

Contract Engineering 11/16 to Present

R Delta Engineers – Simulated Substation Ground Grid for Ground Potential Rise using ETAP. Checked / QC’d Protective Relaying for Substation.

3S Oilfield Services – Arc Flash, Load Flow, Relay Coordination, Fault Current Modeling and studies using SKM.

Titan Power Systems and ABB – Programmed Schweitzer Microprocessor Controlled Relays ( SEL 710, 787 and 751A) for Ethylene Plant in Lake Charles La. Performed Power Systems modeling including Load Flow, Fault Current, Relay Coordination studies using SKM.

Conoco/Phillips – Power Systems studies, load flow harmonics, Load balancing, power distribution design.

Freese and Nichols Oil and Gas Group 2/2013 to 10/2016

Senior Electrical Engineer

Project management, customer interface, Electrical Engineering and Electrical Power Systems Modeling for Oil and Gas and Waste Water Treatment plants. Performed Power System Modeling(with SKM) including Fault Current, Load Flow Analysis, Arc Flash and Relay CoOrdination of Power Systems.

Developed relay settings and performed relay coordination studies for power distribution systems. Programmed Microprocessor Controlled ( Schweitzer & GE Multilin) Relays. Generated reports analyzing results of Power Systems Studies.

Los Alamos National Laboratory 11/2011 to 1/2013

Senior Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineering and Electrical Power Distribution Design of Nuclear Waste Remediation Facilities.

Transferred to Nuclear Weapons Group and applied for Q Clearance.

Bechtel 6/2010 to 11/2011

Senior Electrical Engineer

Pueblo Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant (PCAPP)

Senior Electrical Engineer for Chemical Processing Plant on EPC project. Responsibilities include Electrical Load studies, Modeling and calculations, including voltage drop calculations, power distribution, grounding and transformer loading, and grounding grid design.

Southwest Engineering and Contractors 2001 to 5/ 2010

Owner / Chief Engineer

Company Description : Electrical Engineering, Design / Build and Electrical Installation / Contracting. Responsible for new business development, bidding, proposals, company financial management, budgets, project management and design engineering.

Designed, Developed and installed control systems and backup power generation systems for Oil and Gas and municipal water systems, waste water systems and pumping / lift stations.

DSC Communications / Granger Telecom

Engineering Director /Technical Lead 1991 - 2000

Managed design engineering group which developed fiber optic, signal processing and TDM/SONET products for Data Com /Telecom International Exchange Carriers. Responsible for product development, and new product field trials. Also responsible for business development and customer presentations. Developed adaptive filter and DSP algorithms for network echo cancellation and power normalization products. Provided project and product plans, schedules, budgets, manpower estimates and performance reviews.

Oversaw Engineering Group Relocation when company moved from Santa Clara, Ca to Dallas Texas after Granger Telecom was acquired by DSC Communications. Re staffed Engineering group to fill positions in engineering group for engineers who elected not to relocate from California to Texas.

Motorola, MOS Microprocessor Support Group ( Now Freescale Semiconductor ) 1987 - 1990

Engineering Manager

Managed Microprocessor and Microcontroller Support Engineering Groups. Provided technical leadership and supervision for design engineering group developing In Circuit Emulators and Debuggers for Motorola’s 68000 microprocessors and 68xx microcontrollers. Developed Debuggers and In Circuit Emulators for Microcontrollers used in automotive engine controllers. Responsible for Design, Development and production of Motorola’s Single Board Computer (SBC) and Evaluation Module(EVM) product Lines.

Hathaway Instruments 1983 - 1986

Design Engineer

Designed SCADA / Supervisory Control Systems for Power Generation and Utility Industry. Designed and programmed RTU’S and Remote Data Collection Devices using off the shelf PLC’S. Designed Microprocessor(Z80 and 68000) based hardware and wrote firmware for microprocessor based SCADA Systems. Designed micro programmed State Machine digital controllers for substation SCADA Systems. Designed, Tested and release to manufacturing DC-DC Buck Converters and LDO Converters that provided power to Circuit Cards (typically 5V, 50 – 75 watts). Converters were PWM, using IGBT and MOSFET transistors. Provided PC Layout / parts placement and ground plane layouts; also EMI mitigation. Also specified inductors ( mostly toroid’s )

General Electric, Nuclear Energy Division 1980 - 1982

Staff Engineer

Designed Instrumentation and Control Systems for Nuclear Power Manufacturing Plant. Designed instrumentation to measure enrichment of Uranium Powder. Designed instrumentation to detect flaws in Nuclear Control Rods. Designed hardware and wrote assembly level software. Wrote fixed point math software. Designed Low Noise Analog Amplifier and Signal Conditioning Circuits. Designed Microprocessor based Systems and Digital Control Systems. Designed DC-DC Converters(Buck and Boost) for circuit card power supplies.

Westinghouse Electric, Power Generation Division 1975 - 1979

Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer developing Controls for Natural Gas Gen Sets which were sold to Utilities as Peaking Power Generation Systems.

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