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Christopher Kenneth Wyatt RR 1 Box 22, Windsor, IL 61957 e-mail: cwd141a8@westpost.

net Phone: 217-521-8999 Professional Summary * Throughout my 13 year career, my creativity and innovative nature has allowed the companies I have worked for to protect their new technology and intellectual property with one or more patents for all of my designs. * My latest electro-mechanical design was recognized in Popular Mechanics' "Ten Most Brilliant Products of 2009" * My wide range of knowledge, across multiple engineering disciplines, enables m e to succeed through innovation and efficiency in every aspect of my designs. * According to my most frequently acquired engineering manager, Bruce Reid, he c ontinues to recruit me, due to my history of meeting scheduled due dates. * In accordance with my former boss, Pat Bolen, a coworker referred to me as a s ponge, because I absorb information naturally. I always look forward to the opp ortunity to become proficient with new tools (such as DOORs, Simulink, and Matla b) and new technologies (i.e. medical devices, RF, parallel communication, seria l communication, etc.). Work Experience Hydro-Gear, Inc. From 8/2005 to Present Electro-Mechanical Lead Engineer 1411 S. Hamilton, Sullivan, IL 61951 * Electromechanical system design recognized by Popular Mechanics as one of "The Most Brilliant Products of 2009" * Studied new technologies using Design of Experiments (DOE) techniques and hand s on analysis to specify design requirements * Efficiently assisted customers, coworkers, and suppliers world wide with effec tive written and verbal communication skills * Leveraged risk assessments, FMEAs, and design for six sigma tools to exceed cu stomer expectations * Other tools used: Microchip microcontroller debuggers, C Code embedded softwar e, oscilloscope, DMM, SOMAT Data Logger, Ideas 2D/3D CAD, AutoCad, Visio, Infiel d, OrCAD (limited), MathCAD, Codewright, IXXAT CAN bus CAN-analyzer, Microchip C ANbus Analyzer, bootloaders (limited), Microsoft Visual (limited), encoders, cur rent transducers, Power Analyzer, HOBO data loggers, Magtrol motor dynos, AC/DC motor analysis, Microsoft Office: Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc. Methode Electronics, Inc. From 4/2000 to 8/2005 Senior Project Engineer 111 W. Buchanan St., Carthage, IL 62321 * Successfully designed the lowest cost Chrysler Ignition Switch produced by Met hode Electronics to date * Leveraged DOE, Kepner Tregoe, and other problem solving techniques to overcome complex reliability test issues. * Utilized electrical, mechanical, and electromechanical knowledge to design and launch a cost ignition switch * Used CAD, GDT, DFM, FMEA, and Monte Carlo Analysis tools to complete designs a nd reduce cost * Excelled during company downsizing 4 times (engineering department was reduced from 45 engineers to 10) * Won Ford Sliding Airbag Module business by creating new patented technology Warner Electric From 7/1998 to 4/2000 Project Engineer 6593 Revlon Drive, Belvidere, IL 61008 * Designed embedded hardware and software (firmware) for power supply controls f or electric brakes, clutches, and actuators

* Assisted technical service with customer support * Completed schematic layout, PCB layout, circuit analysis, hardware troubleshoo ting, software troubleshooting / debugging, hands on prototyping, procured / pur chased electric components Methode Electronics, Inc. From 5/1997 to 7/1998 Project Engineer 111 W. Buchanan St., Carthage, IL * Plastic mold design, sheet metal stamping, sliding contacts, gold and tin plat ing, springs, screws, rivets, ect. * Worked on multi-function switches (turn signal, etc.) Education Southern Illinois University May-1997 BSEE Carbondale, IL I received my BSEE while I was supporting a family of four, managing a local res taurant full-time, and attending school full-time. Achievements 4 patents awarded and several other patent applications currently being processe d