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Jeffrey James Page
San Francisco, California
1989-2011 Touchstone Technologies, Inc., Palo Alto, California.
President and Founder. Established electronics research and development group to concentrate on the engineering and integration of advanced automation technologies for application to business and industry. Implemented a complete spectrum of services to include embedded system design and development, neural networks, genetic algorithms, fuzzy-logic, data mining, and knowledge-based systems. Promising designs to date have included an adaptive microcontroller that has shown the ability to automate nonlinear systems without the need of deriving precise mathematical models of the systems previous behavior.
1989-95 The Touchstone Group, Inc., Palo Alto, California.
President and Founder. Established unique ad-hoc consulting practice offering proven expertise in the area of strategic international market planning for aggressive, advanced technology firms. â€œVirtualâ€ consulting teams could number up to thirty [or more] seasoned professionals per project, depending on the clientâ€™s specific needs. One of the numerous specialties offered was a rigorous, thorough examination of the clientâ€™s potential or current market with an in-depth analysis of the existing and/or possible competition in that market. Sophisticated analytical concepts and techniques were then employed to design, test and implement a highly focused, dynamic multidimensional global marketing strategy. The Touchstone Group, Inc. was completely merged with Touchstone Technologies, Inc., in November, 1995.
1991-94 NEC Technologies, Inc., San Jose, California.
Market Research and Technology Consultant. Retained for market feasibility and cost studies of Nippon Electric Companyâ€™s [NEC] future generations of notebook type portable computers, most notably those employing thin-film transistor [TFT] active-matrix color liquid crystal flat panel display [LCD] screens and spread-spectrum radio frequency [RF] communications links. A separate design validation study was undertaken on the economic viability of emerging rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride [NiMH] battery technologies for NEC portable computers as well as many other planned NEC electronic products.
1991-93 Air Vision / Philips Electronics, Inc., Menlo Park, California.
Market Research and Technology Consultant. Organized preliminary engineering design and pro-forma marketing strategy for an interactive commercial aircraft cabin management system prototype. Seatback color liquid crystal flat panel display [LCD] screens [with built in keypads and credit card readers] allowed airline passengers to select numerous on-board services. These included twelve bilingual video channels, thirty stereo audio channels, on screen video and audio program guides, the ordering of cabin food and beverages, duty free shopping, and the ability to make automobile rental and hotel reservations, as well as many other revenue generating possibilities to come later. Boeing Aircraft, Inc., of Seattle, Washington, adopted this system in 1995 for their 747, 757, 767 and 777 generations of passenger aircraft as an enhanced option.
1990-92 Intuitive Systems, Inc., Sunnyvale, California.
Contract Systems Engineer. Developed an extremely easy to learn and operate Graphical User Interface [GUI] for shop floor data entry and retrieval; ported to ASK Systems, Inc.â€™s comprehensive manufacturing and management software [ASK ManMan] running on an IBM AS-400 platform. In addition to this software assignment, designed a complimentary hand held data entry terminal with bar code reader. About the size of a home television remote control, this terminal would download collected bar codes and allow the user to answer yes/no queries directly to the shop floor system through an infrared link. This system was placed and remains in daily operation at the Lockheed Missile and Space Company, Inc. [LMSC], in Sunnyvale, California.
1990-91 Teledyne Components; Teledyne, Inc., Mountain View, California.
Director of Marketing and Marketing Research. Recruited by the President of the Electronic Components Group of Teledyne, Inc., comprising Teledyne Semiconductor, Inc., Philbrick Electronics, Inc., and Cystalonics, Inc., in an aggressive business turn-around situation. Responsible for all division strategic marketing. Directed marketing and sales staff in pursuit of new opportunities in the highly competitive electronic components industry for the United States, Europe and Asia. Developed strategic market planning functions and marketing communications for new products. Established market research capability. Devised capture plans for major targeted opportunities. Supervised the market introduction of an innovative product family of integrated circuits for rechargeable battery power management. Teledyne Components, Inc. was completely and successfully reorganized in late 1991, and is now known as TelCom Semiconductor, Inc., Mountain View, California.
1989-90 The Page Mill Corporation, Palo Alto, California.
President and Founder. In a joint venture with Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Inc., of Los Gatos, California, designed and promoted a sophisticated autonomous mobile robotic television studio camera and control system for use in medium to large sized broadcast television studios and independent video production houses. After failing to raise second round financing, this system was sold to Bosch-Fernseh Broadcast Electronics, Inc., of Salt Lake City, Utah. Page Mill Corporation then suspended further development, and the company was dissolved in 1989.
1985-89 Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, California.
Contract Electronics Engineer. As a research and development engineer for the Advanced Technology Group [ATG], worked closely with Appleâ€™s project engineering staff and vendors to develop and refine new products. For approximately two years, worked as the senior electronics engineer directly responsible for the design validation of a proprietary broadcast-grade National Television Standards Committee [NTSC] video overlay and computer graphics project. Introduced many new manufacturing and quality control procedures. Instructed key personnel for various projects at Appleâ€™s engineering and manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore.
1985-86 Compression Labs, Inc., San Jose, California.
Video Engineer. Instrumental in the design of an inconspicuous desktop video interface device [essentially a small color charge-coupled device â€œCCDâ€ video camera], for Compression Labs, Inc. compressed-video teleconferencing system.
1983-85 Tempest Technologies, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Contract Electronics-RF Engineer. Directed development and deployment of original Department of Defense [DOD] specifications for secure radio frequency emission levels from computer video display terminals and other related computer peripheral devices. This adopted standard is now referred to as the â€Tempest Certificationâ€, and is a design requirement for any data communication device used for the distribution of sensitive, classified, United Statesâ€˜ government information.
1983-85 Linelabs, Inc., Palo Alto, California.
President and Founder. Established an innovative company specializing in the automated visual inspection of high-voltage electric transmission lines. Linelabs, Inc. utilized computer controlled infrared and high-resolution video equipment [mounted in a gas turbine powered helicopter] to discover potential problem areas by heat signatures. Principle customers included the Pacific Gas and Electric Company [PG&E], the Los Angeles Department of Power and Water [LADPW], Southern California Edison [SCE], Utah Power and Light [UPL], the United States Department of Energy [DOE] and the Electric Power Research Institute [EPRI]. These proprietary technologies and related hardware were transferred to EPRI in 1985.
1980-83 MicroPros, Inc., Davison, Michigan.
President and Founder. Created and operated a full service engineering company engaged in the third party field installation, maintenance and repair of industrial automation control systems, primarily robotic welding, painting and materials handling equipment. Primary customers were the Buick and Oldsmobile divisions of General Motors Corporation [GMC]. MicroPros, Inc. was sold in 1983, and remains in operation.
1980-81 American Television and Communications, Inc., Denver, Colorado.
RF Engineer. Collaborated on the initial design of an elaborate bi-directional cable television system, which was later installed in the city of Thornton, Colorado. This General Telephone and Electric Corporation [GTE]-Sylvania/Jerrold hybrid was the first two-way cable system to operate in North America.
1977-80 Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, California.
Video Engineer. Retained to assist in the design of second-generation video display circuitry for the Apple II series of personal computers [Apple II+ and IIe], and later the Apple III series business computer. Developed broadcast-grade National Television Standards Committee [NTSC] video output circuitry for a video to computer graphics conversion of the Apple II series for the Bell and Howell Corporationâ€™s â€œBlack Appleâ€ project, in effect, becoming the first â€œmultimediaâ€ [commercial or consumer] application of that technology.
1976-84 Broadcast Equipment Partners, Los Gatos, California.
General Partner. Founded electronic equipment leasing fund successfully raising and managing capital for various television production enterprises. Secured $23 million through private placement from qualified, sophisticated investors who then became limited partners in the fund. Partnership was dissolved in 1984.
1974-80 Global Village Communications Group, Inc., Burlingame, California.
President and Founder. This large television post-production and mass videotape duplication facility was the first of its kind. Shaped company into the United Stateâ€˜s sole source of major television network [then just CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS] programs destined for off-continent network affiliates [ Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, and Bermuda ] including the Armed Forces Radio Television Service [AFRTS]. In late 1980, â€œGlobal Villageâ€ was sold to Comtel, Inc, of Burlingame and Foster City, California, and remains in operation.
1973-74 KPIX-TV, Westinghouse Broadcasting, Inc., San Francisco, California.
Video Engineer. Responsible for the set-up, maintenance and repair of 26 Ampex two-inch quadrature scan videotape recorders and their associated electronic hardware. Assisted in the installation of Westinghouse Broadcastingâ€™s first electronic videotape editing system.
1972-73 KNTV-TV, Gill Broadcasting, Inc., San Jose, California.
Video Technician. Performed general maintenance engineering duties at this television stationâ€™s production studio and remote transmitter sites. Obtained First Class FCC license with microwave and radar endorsements.
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