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BRIEF: Glenn holds an MS degree from UC Berkeley and an Engineer (post Master) degree from Stanford University.  From project management positions to directorate levels, he has been managing technical programs for 21 years.  His work at leading edge companies such as Hewlett-Packard and Trimble Navigation, has given him multidisciplinary experiences in the Internet, virtual reality, personal appliances, robotics, graphics, CAD, IC design, embedded systems, logic simulation, medical, analytical chemistry, biotechnical, navigation and tracking industries.  During his career he has applied his technical skills towards software, digital design, mechanical design, system design and architecture, and IC design. Glenn has authored six patents and has been published in several technical journals. He has been a primary contributor to eighteen successful products ranging in price from $750 to $250,000 and medium volume products shipping at 4,000 units per month.

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12/97 to Present

9/77 to 4/85


HP Solutions Operation                           Program Manager

HP Laboratories                                         Project Manager

Solutions Services Division                    Project Manager

HP Genenchem                                          Project Manager

Engineering Productivity Division        Technical Support Manager

Scientific Instruments Division              R & D Design Engineer 

At Hewlett Packard, have spent twelve years in engineering lead, management and marketing positions.  These past two years as a Project/Program Manager on the HP CoolTown program led teams in establishing and executing research agendas spanning device connectivity, wireless technologies and location awareness.  Management efforts included CoolTown for Disney and the CoolTown Executive Briefing Centers in Palo Alto and Singapore.  Helped promote the CoolTown vision with on-site customer presentations, customer visits and speaking engagements, including HP World Japan.  Managed consultants in the development of IRDA URL emitters and transceivers (Beacon2, CoolTag and Taggy).  Technical contributions included eight patent disclosures, three filed patents, co-author of three papers, and development of the technologies demonstrated in the CoolTown Executive Briefing Center.

 Previously as a Project Manager at SSV, directed the hardware development of a medium volume (50,000 units per year) “black-box” for remote elevator monitoring.  Responsible for managing a dozen full-time engineers, contractors and consultants.  Interface responsibilities included the east-coast customer, overseas suppliers, overseas manufacturing, a remote software project manager, as well as working with the traditional internal HP organizations.  Aggressive 18-month design schedule remained on track despite numerous customer driven product changes.

 In 1977, Started HP as the first microprocessor system designer for the Scientific Instruments Division. As a key team member, helped develop and introduce the world’s first parallel scanning Spectrophotometer and its lower cost follow-on.  Moved to the Engineering Productivity Division upon being promoted to Technical Support Department Manager for integrated circuit CAD tools. As well as becoming skilled in IC design, helped team develop marketing programs, training classes and oversaw the QA and software releases of all IC development tools produced by the division.  When HP decided to invest in the development of biotechnical instrumentation they formed the HP Genechem company. Was invited to be a founder of the company and to serve as Project Manger. Led the development efforts for the world’s first automated enzyme characterization system and HP’s first robotic chemistry system.  Invented the robotics language still used in HP/Agilent products today.


4/96 to 12/97



As Vice President of a small Silicon Valley startup, was responsible for both engineering and marketing management.  Directed a team of software engineers in Russia and a collection of artists, engineers, programmers and consultants in the US for programs that focused on government contracts.  The Virtual Command Post developed for the US Army allowed commanders to meet and collaborate in a seamless, common meeting space using low-bandwidth communications links or across the Internet. Managed all aspects of this program from product definition, system design, customer interface and final system delivery.  Was responsible for product planning, budgeting, as well as marketing functions including Web site development, trade shows and corporate literature.


10/86 to 4/96


DIRECTOR of ENGINEERING, Consumer Products 

Served in a variety of positions including Engineering Manager, Marketing Manager, Director of General Aviation Products and Director of Consumer Products. As a founder of the Avionics Division and its Engineering Manager, oversaw the development of the world’s first GPS receiver for General Aviation, the first certified GPS receiver for instrument operation, the first handheld GPS for Aviation as well as the first PDA based moving map GPS.  These products launched the division from no revenue to $24 million in three years.  As Director of the Consumer Products group led Trimble’s effort towards making every computer “Location Aware” with the launch of the Locator, the world’s smallest battery operated GPS for mobile computing.  Product contributions generated revenues of over one hundred and thirty million dollars with shipments of over sixty-five thousand units. Managed a group of nineteen people with a budget of over two million dollars.




4/85 to 9/86



Managed the project team of IC designers, hardware and software engineers in the development of a high performance logic and fault simulation engine. Had full responsibility for project organization, planning, control and implementation.   Functioned as the primary interface with manufacturing to see the product into production and with marketing to position the product in the marketplace.  When resources were scarce, skills in hardware, software and mechanical design were utilized in the product implementation.

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bulletStanford University
bulletEngineer Degree (EE): April 1984 GPA: 3.89
bulletUniversity of California at Berkeley
bulletMaster of Science (EE/CS): December 1976 GPA: 3.91
bulletUniversity of California at Santa Barbara
bulletBachelor of Science (EE/CS): March 1975 GPA: 3.61

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bulletUpper Division Courses:
bulletSix Quarters of Electronics and Network Theory
bulletFive Quarters of Digital Design and Switching Theory
bulletSeven Quarters of Software Design and Programming
bulletFive Quarters of Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Linear Algebra, Probability and Numerical Analysis
bulletGraduate Courses:
bulletFive Quarters of Microprocessor and Digital System Design
bulletTwo Quarters of Computer Architecture and System Design
bulletThree Quarters of Digital Signal Processing
bulletTwo Quarters of VLSI System Design and Testing
bulletOne Quarter of Probability and Statistics
bulletOne Quarter of Engineering Economics
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bulletTwo Hundred and Forty Hours of Project Management Training
bulletFifty-Six Hours of Reliability, Accounting, Economics, Law, and Customer Relations.
bulletPresident (one year) & Vice-President (one year) PAG Homeowners Association


bullet'C', Pascal, Fortran, Basic and various dead languages
bulletAssembly: 8080, Z-80, TMS 320
bulletOperating Systems: UNIX, DOS, HP 64000, Various DEC, IBM & HP OS's
bulletProcessors: 68000, 6809, Z-80, 8080, TMS 320


bulletInterests: Flying, Travel, Skiing, Electronics, Personal Computing and Parenting My Children

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