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Manager RF and Antenna Engineering

Irvine, California, 92614, United States
November 23, 2018

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C 949-***-**** Irvine, California 92614


A performance-driven R&D Engineering leader with a successful record of product development in telecommunications. Builds, trains, and leads research and development teams to deliver successful and unique products. A results-oriented top-performer with comprehensive technical experience in hardware design and manufacturing. Possesses a proven track record in increasing value for an organization and decreasing development costs. Effective manager with proven ability to inspire individuals to exceed expectations. Career highlights include:

With released US patents, an established track record of innovation, creativity and forward thinking in the fields of internal antenna design for mobile handheld/wearable computers, automotive technologies and protecting the environment.

Architected internal antenna systems with 15 miniaturized antennas.

Designed the world’s smallest and best performance/size ratio UHF RFID antenna.

Reduced 10 times the development cost for a new version of a handheld computer, NEO.

Received the 2007 “Award of Excellence”, the highest award given at Psion.

Managed a start-up that increased its value 40 times over 4 years.


ZEBRA, Irvine, California

Zebra Technologies acquired our division from Motorola Solutions in 2014. Motorola acquired Psion in 2012.

Manager, Radio Frequency and Antenna Engineering, 1999-2018

Managed antenna and radio frequency research and development activities for teams located in USA, Canada, UK, France, Taiwan, and China.

Designed and patented miniature internal antennas, as well as oversaw antenna integration activities in company's family of modular rugged mobile/wearables computers.

Architected patented micro miniaturized internal antennas, as well as squeezed 15 internal antennas, including MIMO versions inside Omnii XT15.

Created novel UHF RFID internal antennas for WORKABOUT PRO and NEO.

Directed and motivated project teams of more than 25 R&D engineers located in United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Taiwan to successfully complete designs.

Planned, organized, led, and coordinated antenna and radio frequency activities related to design, manufacturing, testing, and pre-compliance/pre-approvals for products including wearable computers, mobile computers, and vehicle-mounted computers.

Secured seven United States patents for internal antennas, EM shield for internal antenna of handheld terminals, antenna configuration, cap assembly, antenna configuration for corner placement in portable devices, antennas with embedded devices, and dielectric structures for antennas in RF applications.

Reduced development cost for new version of product, NEO, by tenfold.

Decreased pre-approvals/approvals cost by seven times for Work About Pro handheld computer.

Architected micro miniaturized internal antenna system with 15 internal antenna bands for Omnii XT15.

Created world's best performance/size ratio UHF RFID antenna.

Received 2007 award of excellence.


General Manager, 1991-1997

Managed start-up to meet and exceed shareholders goals and objectives.

Built, trained, and motivated team of more than 100 engineers, technicians, sales, support, and service.

Increased company value 40 times over four-year time frame.

Designed and established manufacturing for building blocks of cable television networks, including low-noise cable television house amplifiers, 2/3/4 port splitters and port taps, and low-noise cable television line tilt amplifiers.

Generated millions of dollars in revenue.


IIRUC, Team Leader (Bucharest, Romania). Built, led, and trained 21 engineering talents to provide installation, service, maintenance, and repairs for professional electronic equipment, such as computers, peripherals, and telecommunications equipment. Designed automated tester for CPUs with microprocessors. Drafted, constructed, and installed first satellite TV system in company's history. Organized first assembly line for color TVs and trained technical teams.


1.US 7,050,009 – Internal Antenna

2.US 8,339,807 – EM Shield for Internal Antenna of Handheld Terminals

3.US 8,405,569 – Antenna Configuration

4.US 8,508,416 – Cap Assembly

5.US 9,136,587 – Antenna Configuration for Corner Placement in Portable Devices

6.US 9,455,488 – Antenna Having an Embedded Device

7.US 9,496,596 – Dielectric Structure for Antennas in RF Applications

8.US 9,780,534 – Multi-Electrode Spark Plug

9.US 10,090,647 – Multi-Electrode Spark Plug


Georgia Institute of Technology, USA; - DSP for Practicing Engineers, 2002

Management Centrum NCW, Netherlands, Europe; - Intensive Management, 1994


Fluent in English and Romanian.



B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Minor, Telecommunications Engineering

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