As an employee of Affinity, Inc., I provide project management services, in the area of new product development, for their client Rockwell Automation in the firm's Controls & Visualization Business, Mayfield Heights, OH (Cleveland/Akron)
Current projects are in range of $1 to $5 million for development of new products in area of factory network control hardware and firmware.
In the past year or so this area has become known as the "Internet of Things."
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Senior Project Planner
Space Flight Systems
NASA Glenn Research Center
Vantage Partners LLC
Brookpark,OH (Cleveland metro)
Deputy Lead for the Project Planning & Controls Office in the Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator Program
which puts 14-year plutonium powered (PU-238) systems on NASA deep space probes. It is a joint effort by NASA and the Department of Energy.
Working on new business proposal project management related to Space Flight Systems
at NASA Glenn Research Center
Participate in team reviews of new business proposals. Assess scope of new and current projects to meet customer requirements especially schedules and budgets.
Nuclear energy blog 2007-2012
I published a blog for 5 years that was about nuclear energy and nonproliferation topics. It is called Idaho Samizdat
because I worked at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL
) for 20 years. "Samizdat" is a Russian word meaning "self-published" which fits blogging very well. Though I am out of the blogging business for now, here is a brief history of the project.
By 2010 the blog was attaining over 200,000 readers a year from more than 70 countries and was cited in the NYT, FT, and WSJ. Over its five-year life the blog had over 1.1 million page views
October 2011 ~ In collaboration with the American Nuclear Society (ANS), I led a first-of-a-kind webinar with the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission on reactor safety. Media coverage includes the New York Times
, Cleveland Plain Dealer
,and the NRC Blog
plus one piece of fan mail
June 2011 ~ I received a special recognition award
from the American Nuclear Society for work on communication of
nuclear energy science and engineering information to the news media and
the public during the Fukushima crisis.Consulting
2007-2012 I was a reporter for Fuel Cycle Week
a nuclear industry trade newsletter. I wrote about global markets for
nuclear energy and uranium mining in the U.S. and Canada.
March 2012 - Launched the blog
and Twitter feed of the NGNP Alliance, a consortium of petrochemical and heavy industry firms that seek to build a 300 MW high temperature gas cooled nuclear reactor for process heat applications @ngnpalliance.
I helped launch ANS Nuclear Cafe
, the blog of the American Nuclear Society, in 2010 and the Facebook page of the Idaho National Laboratory
2010-2012 I developed and supported as community manager a listserv discussion forum composed of several hundred senior nuclear energy industry professionals, social media specialists, and journalists.
It served as a forum to address the use of social media tools to enhance public understanding of the nuclear energy industry.
The forum was supported by the American Nuclear Society through its Public Information Committee.
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