Resume of C. McCord
P.O. Box 91462, Raleigh, NC 27675
Revision "I", last modified 02/01/05
with extensive technical background as an electronic / computer engineer.
Twenty one years in the computer / electronics field, eleven years as an
seven years in
and five years as a
Twenty year history with projects at IBM (T.J. Watson Research, Boca Raton, RTP, Guadalajara).
Recent experience managing short-term, fast-paced projects as well as long term, multi-year, endeavors
(tracking, projections, Gantt charts, etc. done through "Microsoft Project" and other custom tools). Experienced with managing and
participating in projects spread over wide geographic areas and time zones. Pioneer in the use of Internet and intranet to share and archive project
information. Comfortable with HTML / Web development, Microsoft Office Suite, administration of domains, etc. Currently running
small server farm of corporate and Internet servers.
Nov. 1996 to Present
P.O. Box 91461 Raleigh, NC 27675-1461 919-870-0608
President of Engineering;
Adapticom Engineering Team.
- Designed and implemented networked IP Video Surveillance system for small business owners needing to actively monitor multiple sites in real-time for loss prevention and security.
Completed roll-out into fast food restaurant chain.
- Electro-mechanical development of a family of microprocessor based inflators for the bedding industry.
- Provided time-critical rework and configuration services for large computer manufacturers.
- Provided impartial testing services for evaluating consumer appliances.
- Provided WEB hosting services along with optimizations for Search Engine Ranking Services.
- Completed FPGA verilog based reference designs for Actel ProASIC, Altera Max 3000, and Xilinx Spartan II, using Verilog, Viewlogic, Modelsim, and associated development tools.
Net2Phone Related Activities
Responsible for new product development in the
internet appliance market segment, including electrical
design, PCB design, package design, BOM management and cost reduction, and procurement of contract manufacturers.
As a corporate officer and head of the Adapticom engineering group, had responsibility for all new product development,
including electrical design, PCB design, package design, etc.
engineers, manufacturing and accounting personnel.
IBM Related Activities
Brought the Net2Phone
"Yap Jack Plus"
"dial up" product from design concept all the way to volume manufacturing.
Responsible for initial component selection and costing to bring product to proper pricing threshold. Managed continuing effort to optimize BOM and
reduce costs. Prepared RFQ packages and managed communciations with tier I and tier II contract manufacturers. Procured Part 15 and Part 68 product
Coordinated team comprised of individuals in US, France, Spain, & Taiwan. Created custom web-based documentation archival system.
Utilized "Microsoft Project" to manage scheduling
dates, manpower, material procurement, manufacturing, and other
Resolved manufacturing problems for the
broadband VoIP product.
Also included: Attendance at trade shows and evaluation of telephony products,
interfacing with Net2Phone business development personnel and Net2Phone business partners to develop plans for fast paced
VoIP cable telephony projects and trials and the
management of Adapticom engineering team, providing Net2Phone with
and explanations of telephony
standards and protocols
along with general industry
Managed the engineering and remanufacture of IBM Pcycler Version 2.4a for IBM RTP, IBM Guadalajara, and IBM Global Services. Provided rapid turn
around of units to enable IBM manufacturing to make quarterly goals.
Managed multiple Server rework projects for CSC IBM RTP.
Managed engineering and manufacture of HiPot HPFI-12 Fail Inducer.
Development and support
"Realtime Trace Tools"
for IBM RTP Server Performance Analysis.
Management featured the judicial use of outside vendors and contractors to balance the work load, along with maintaining a consistently
positive relationship with IBM management, and the use of various project management tools
such as "Microsoft Project" to track the progress of the individual tasks and their gating factors.
- Planning and executing the technical tasks associated with developing "first of" hardware.
- Navigating the "political trends" within IBM, over a multi-year period, and surmounting the problems associated with a complex and expensive project such as RTS.
- Scheduling the hardware deliverables for the project to coincide with the latest processor technology.
- Scheduling and managing the actual collection of data to match the availability of various sever "test beds" as they evolved through the
Server Performance Lab.
Feb. 1995 to Dec. 1996
IBM Corp., Dept. 2S9, Server Performance Analysis,
Research Triangle Park, NC.
Project Manager / Design Engineer, responsible for
promoting, managing, and developing
sub-system, module, and gate level design
of real time
high speed (166 MHz)
digital systems utilizing Actel and Xilinx
Field Programmable Gate Arrays
Verilog, Vhdl, Synopsys, ModelSim, Synplicity, and Viewlogic schematic capture. Conducted
FPGAs; managed Risc 6000 AIX server farm. IBM Manager:
William D. Hall
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