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Lloyd Plumb

Technical, Design

Woods Cross, Utah, US

Background

Age Group

55+

About Lloyd

Chroma Comets is on a quest to energize water features and every other application imaginable with dazzling streaks and twirls of light to transform the ordinary with extraordinarily brilliant results. We are driven to create exciting and unique Lighted Moving Ball Displays with our vibrant patented lighting system. Young and old will be ecstatic when they discover the mesmerizing effects of Chroma Comets

We plan to begin demonstrating our latest prototype locally and also release a video early 2017 as part of our market research plan to get feedback and generate industry interest in our first target markets (Landscape Architecture, Casinos, Five Star Resorts, Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Fountain Manufacturers, Lighting Distributors). We anticipate that early adapters from over 4000 LinkedIn connections we have amassed, including 150 Disney connections will express interest and will be competing to be the first to implement our unique lighting system in high end property development projects.

We have invested close to $90,000 of our own funds in Chroma Comets LLC, built eight proof of concept prototypes, and obtained a full utility patent.

I have over twenty years experience working in electronics and manufacturing, ten years in professional sales, 8 years in the construction trades, and have founded more than one business venture. I have designed and built many test stands, wiring harnesses, prototypes, electronic projects, new product concepts, and have excellent troubleshooting, repair, mechanical fabricating skills, and customer relations skills. I also wrote over 700 musical compositions and founded a number of Rock bands while pursuing the music business part time for over 20 years.

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Chroma Comets LLC FOUNDER, PRESIDENT, INVENTOR

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Work Experience

Founder / President / Prototype Engineer

Chroma Comets LLC

October 2008 - January 0

Designing and building proof of concept prototypes for innovative lighting system for water features, fountains, and other applications. Overcoming varied electrical and mechanical difficulties. Fabricating and machining parts and components. Designing and building electronic controls circuits. Assembling and disassembling electro-mechanical systems. Testing and troubleshooting systems and sub-systems. Interfacing with vendors, contract engineers, and IP attorneys. Managing business boot-strapping and financing. Networking with other entrepreneurs.

R&D Lab Manager / Electromechanical Technician / Laser Safety Officer

Johnson & Johnson Mitek Sports Medicine/Depuy Synthes

October 2015 - January 0

Organizing and maintaining R&D Lab. Ordering electronic and mechanical parts. Managing test equipment calibration. Performing tests with oscilloscopes, DMM s, Hi-pot testers, computers, microscopes, electrosurgical analyzers, pumps, vacuum equipment, scales, and other lab equipment. Assisting engineers in developing test methods, fixture design, prototyping, and ongoing improvements. Building prototypes, test fixtures, wiring harnesses, and cable assemblies. Reworking circuit boards, soldering and de-soldering surface mount components. Testing endoscopes with specialized EndoBench equipment. Operating autoclave for testing endoscope camera heads. Implementing Laser Safety protocols, standards, procedures, devices, and training. Testing endoscope vision systems software and hardware.

ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN

Closure Systems International

September 2015 - October 2015

Maintaining plastic injection molding and automation equipment. Programming & connecting PLCs. Aligning inspection camera systems.

Industrial Electrician

Kellogg

March 2013 - October 2014

Inspecting electrical systems, equipment, controls, and components. Identifying hazards, defects, needs for adjustment, repair, Allen Bradley PLC & HMI programming (RSLogix500, 5000, & FactoryTalk). Preventive maintenance on motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and production machines, and implementing corrective actions. Troubleshooting, installing, testing, repairing, and maintaining electrical, electronics, controls, instrumentation, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures.

Contract Electronics Bench Technician

Handi Quilter, Inc.

December 2010 - July 2014

Contract position troubleshooting and repairing circuit boards for automated quilting machines on an as needed basis.

Instrument & Controls Technician

URS Corporation

June 2010 - August 2012

Interpreting designs, drawings and O & M Manuals to install and calibrate, and test the accuracy of flow meters, pressure gages, temperature indicators, controllers, radiation counters, chemical analyzers, I/O, and PLC controls at the chemical warfare agents demilitarization facility on the US Army Deseret Chemical Depot. Participating in systemization with engineers and control room operators. Inspecting instruments periodically, calibrating to ensure functioning within specified standards, and diagnosing and resolving problems to keep systems functioning. Subject of a favorably adjudicated Personnel Security Investigation (NAC) in 2010 as part of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP).

Manufacturing Technician

Varian Medical Systems

February 2010 - April 2010

Responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and improving processes of automated electroplating equipment.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

GE Healthcare

September 2009 - November 2009

Designing and building LabView interfaced automated test stands. Documenting wiring diagrams, schematics, and I/O interfaces. Analyzing complex wiring diagrams and schematics to interface with data acquisition.

COMPUTER SYSTEMS UPGRADE TECHNICIAN (contract position)

Elite Tek Services

January 2009 - March 2009

Upgrading UPS & POS systems in Utah Target stores. Documentation of Electrical Data and Configuration of Control Room equipment. QA inspection and start up of 8k VA Uninterrupted Power Supplies. Entire shut down of Control Room Equipment; Servers, Data Switches, Routers, PBX systems, & Digital Video Recorders. Replacement of old Power Strips and UPS equipment. Following Power Up Procedures to bring all computer equipment back online. Taking detailed photos of all work accomplished. Replacing existing Cash Register equipment, including Computers, Monitors, Flat Bed Scanners, Hand Scanners, Credit Card Readers, cables, and Memory. Removal of old equipment from each site.

LASER SERVICE ENGINEER

Lumenis

December 2004 - February 2008

Testing, troubleshooting, repairing, and calibrating medical lasers. Incoming inspection of laser systems returned for service by physicians. Failure analysis to evaluate failure causes and solutions. Replacing and cleaning electronic and optical components. Adjusting and aligning electronic and optical systems to obtain correct laser output power. Using computer software, oscilloscopes, DVMs, and Light Meters to calibrate lasers. Testing and repairing fiber optic interface attachments. Following and revising detailed Test Procedures and policies. Writing Failure Reports, RMAs, Service Documentation, and Trend Reports. Conducting final QA Testing of repaired and calibrated Laser Systems.

Lead Guitarist/songwriter

EnZign rock band

March 2004 - June 2005

Played & recorded original songs.

ELECTRONIC TEST TECHNICIAN

Scientech NUS Instruments

May 2003 - November 2004

Testing instrumentation modules used in Nuclear power plants. Evaluating and testing new and existing product designs. Using Oscilloscopes, DVMs, XY Recorders, Signal Conditioners, and High Pot Test equipment to obtain test results. Conducting environmental verification and long-term burn in tests. Involvement in writing Test Plans, documentation and Non-conformance reports. Working closely with engineering teams, QA, and Manufacturing Department. Designing and building test fixtures. Maintaining computer systems used in Nuclear power plants. Troubleshooting failures of new and returned electronic modules and power supplies.

SIMULATOR TECHNICIAN

GE Capital I-Sim (Applied Simulation Technologies)

March 2000 - August 2002

Building, testing, troubleshooting, and QA of driving simulators. Designing, building, and documenting wiring harnesses and test stands. Installing computer systems, operating systems, software, motor controls, large screen video displays, and electro-mechanical systems. Evaluating and recommending product improvements of new simulator designs. Preparing test procedures, test reports, schematics, wiring diagrams and program schedules for new product line systems and components. Testing with oscilloscopes, DVMs, computer hardware and software, force gauges, and specialized test stands. Calibration, and LAN networking of multiple simulation computer systems. Working with law enforcement agencies, trucking companies, engineers, and field service to understand the needs of commercial driving industry. Participating in Inventory Control and Six Sigma Training. Received Peer Recognition Award 2001

Founder / President / Prototype Engineer

Lloyd Plumb & Associates

July 2000 - July 2001

Designed, built, & sought licensing agreements for a wireless digital mass transit communication system.

ELECTROMECHANICAL TECHNICIAN

Allied Automation

March 1998 - March 2000

Designing, building, testing, troubleshooting, and QA of automation equipment. Machining, fabricating, and finishing metal and plastic components. Installing Control Panels, PLCs, motor controls, electronic components, wiring harnesses, pneumatic actuators, solenoid valves, conveyor belts, and mechanical components.

Inside Salesman

Quick Study Videos

February 1997 - December 1997

Telephone contacting to sell computer training videos. Was a top producer with the company.

ELECTRONIC TEST TECHNICIAN (temp job)

3 Com (US Robotics)

September 1997 - October 1997

Testing, troubleshooting, and repairing laptop computer modems at the component level. Running computer-testing software. Surface mount soldering and PCB QA Inspections for opens, shorts, and damages.

Energy Consultant

Energy Solutions

September 1996 - December 1996

Demonstrating energy conservation systems.

Sales Representitive

Northwest Sheet Metal

June 1996 - September 1996

Selling HVAC service contracts to businesses.

Insurance Agent

Capital American Insurance

February 1996 - June 1996

Selling cancer insurance door to door.

Outside Salesman / Sales Manager

Inland Pacific Stamp Company

February 1993 - February 1996

Selling pre-inked rubber stamps door to door to businesses. Received Top Salesman of the Year award two years in a row. Promoted to Regional Sales Manager in 1995.

Lead Guitarist / backup vocals / songwriter

Valhalla rock band

January 1993 - December 1993

Played & recorded cover songs & originals.

Outside Salesman

Mean Green

October 1992 - April 1993

Door to Door sales of industrial hand cleaner to dirty hands businesses.

Salesman and Franchise Owner

Innovative Roofcare Technology

January 1988 - July 1992

Selling cedar shake roof restorations, cleaning roofs with pressure washer, repairing damaged roofs, treating roofs with wood preservatives, doing customer follow up visits, running franchise business. Received multiple top salesman awards.

Lead Guitarist / songwriter

Lloyd Plumb Project

January 1988 - September 1989

Recorded & released original songs

Lead Guitarist / songwriter

Chosen Fire Recording Project

February 1991 - September 1991

Recorded & released original songs

Security Guard

Arizona Security Company

May 1987 - December 1987

Watching construction sites at night while attending college

QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTOR

Space Data Corporation

October 1986 - March 1987

QC and testing of rocket control systems and components. Inspecting and testing pressure transducers, actuators, and electronic circuitry. Using liquid nitrogen and helium to do environmental cycle tests. Recording results on XY Recorders, and Plotters. Writing QA Reports according to Commercial and Mil Specs.

Electronic Assembler (temp job)

JSR Electronics

August 1986 - September 1986

Stuffing and soldering through hole Printed Circuit Boards.

Business Partner

Renner Home Construction

January 1986 - August 1986

Involved with all aspects of home building; concrete foundations, plumbing, framing, electrical, heating and cooling, drywall, roofing, finish work, and placing the home up for sale.

Lead Guitarist / vocals / songwriter

Meridian rock band

January 1985 - December 1985

Played & recorded original songs

ELECTRONIC TECHNICIAN

Phoenix Controls

May 1984 - November 1985

Conducting R&D with Electrical Engineers Bread Boarding, wire wrapping, and prototyping. Assembling wire harnesses and PCBs. Conducting tests of finished circuits and systems. Encapsulating finished circuits in epoxy potting compound Winding solenoid and induction coils. Installing, troubleshooting, and testing LVDTs, RVDTs, resolvers, solenoid valves, electromechanical actuators, pneumatics, hydraulics, and motor control circuitry. Using oscilloscopes, DVMs, soldering irons, and hand tools.

Founder / President / Design Engineer

LP Electronics

January 1984 - December 1984

Designed, built, & sold electronic light shows for Disc Jockeys.

Hod Carrier

McElheny Masonry

April 1978 - April 1984

Mixing mortar, stocking bricks and blocks for masons, building scaffolds, helping masons spread mortar.

Full time Missionary

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

September 1979 - September 1981

Carpenter

George Jarvis Carpentry

April 1977 - November 1977

Building homes and apartments

Plumber's Helper

Plumb's Plumbing & Heating

June 1975 - September 1975

Residential & commercial plumbing

Bus Boy

Wahweap Lodge & Marina

June 1976 - September 1976

Education

Entrepreneurial Studies

Self study of many business books, audio programs, and video presentations

2007 - 2016

CEO Space Free Enterprise Forums

MBA level training for business owners

2009 - 2011

Kauffman Foundation

FastTrac NewVenture entrepreneurial course

2009 - 2009

Salt Lake Community College

Physics, Calculus, C++

2001 - 2002

ITT Technical Institute

Bachelors of Science Electrical Engineering Technology

1998 - 2001

Los Angeles Pierce College

Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations

1990 - 1991

American River College

Music Business

1988 - 1989

Mesa Community College

Music Theory and Composition

1978 - 1987

Miller Institute (ITT)

Associates Electronics & Computer Technology

1983 - 1984