Woods Cross, Utah, US
Woods Cross, Utah, US
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.
Founder / President / Prototype Engineer
Chroma Comets LLC
October 2008 - Today
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 - Today
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.
Closure Systems International
September 2015 - October 2015
Maintaining plastic injection molding and automation equipment. Programming & connecting PLCs. Aligning inspection camera systems.
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
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).
Varian Medical Systems
February 2010 - April 2010
Responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and improving processes of automated electroplating equipment.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 1996 - December 1996
Demonstrating energy conservation systems.
Northwest Sheet Metal
June 1996 - September 1996
Selling HVAC service contracts to businesses.
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.
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
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)
August 1986 - September 1986
Stuffing and soldering through hole Printed Circuit Boards.
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
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
January 1984 - December 1984
Designed, built, & sold electronic light shows for Disc Jockeys.
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
George Jarvis Carpentry
April 1977 - November 1977
Building homes and apartments
Plumb's Plumbing & Heating
June 1975 - September 1975
Residential & commercial plumbing
Wahweap Lodge & Marina
June 1976 - September 1976
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
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
1988 - 1989
Mesa Community College
Music Theory and Composition
1978 - 1987
Miller Institute (ITT)
Associates Electronics & Computer Technology
1983 - 1984