Kurt A. Aronow, PE
- Solving interesting electrical engineering problems since 1981
- Electronic Design, Project Management, Technical Writing
- Registered Professional Electrical Engineer in Colorado
Redgarden’s founder, Kurt Aronow, specializes in electronic design for medical devices, instruments, and industrial controls. The range of his designs span the gamut of analog, opto-electronic, digital, logic, and power electronics circuits. In addition to various development projects, he has assisted in writing and executing various grants (with the National Institutes of Health) for research into new types of medical instruments. He also does technical patent analysis.
Kurt received a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991, including study in power electronics, controls and entrepreneurship. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981.
- Analog Electronic Design
- Circuit Board Prototyping & Layout
- Small Business Development
Béla Géczy first developed skills for creating analog integrated circuits at National Semiconductor in the mid-eighties. It was an exciting time working with such notables as Bob Pease & Bob Wildar. Béla spent fifteen years as co-owner and engineer at Mountain Engineering II, a tape drive consulting company in Longmont. In this capacity, he developed read/write head circuitry, laid out printed circuit boards, and a host of other tasks associated with owning and working in a small company. Béla also co-founded an investment company in 2005 which had over 250 clients. (Please contact Kurt Aronow with any questions about Béla's history following this endeavor.)
Béla attended De Anza College in Cupertino, California. Kurt first met Béla playing chess at Exabyte.
Byron has over 30 years experience in electronics engineering and product development, primarily in the automotive, industrial, aerospace, and instrumentation worlds. He has wide experience solving challenging manufacturing, supply-chain, and quality issues, managing the production of circuit boards and assemblies designed for high-reliability and extreme-conditions applications. He enjoys finding, evaluating, and building partnerships with high-quality suppliers and manufacturers.
Byron received a BS degree from John Brown University in 1985. His long-time favorite hobby is restoring and riding fast on vintage racing bicycles.
Mark has worked for 35 years in the mechanical design engineering field. His past jobs ranged from designing flight hardware for the space shuttle to developing the Indiana Jones Ride prototype for Walt Disney Imagineering. His company sponsored 10 senior design projects with the University of Colorado’s Mechanical Engineering Program which exposed undergraduate/graduate students to the many facets of mechanical design, thermodynamics and applying creativity in solving engineering challenges. His most recent work involved developing and designing robust optical mounts used at the National Solar Observatory site in Hawaii.
Mark received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado along with a BS degree in Business from Villanova.
- Software: C++, C#, Visual Basic, Assembly, etc.
- Embedded systems – bare metal, RTOS
- Operating Systems: Windows, ChiBios, FreeRTOS, Android
- Project Management: MS Project, Cisco certified ISO 9001 Auditor
Larry Fischer has over 35 years of experience as both a software engineer and manager.
Larry has a broad range of development experience: various high level communications (TCP/IP, Serial, Bluetooth, USB, etc), device control (ADC, DAC, etc), low level communications (I2C, SPI, 1Wire, etc) sensor management, Network/Element Management.
Larry’s management experience includes 15 years at Cisco Systems, as a Senior Software Manager, as well as running software engineering a numerous smaller companies: VP Engineering Endurant Systems, Director of Software Engineering Apex Communications, and others.
Larry attended Rutgers University from 1982 to 1984. Larry is a US citizen.
Anthony Palazzolo, an electrical engineer based in Boulder, CO, has amassed over 24 years of experience in the field of embedded system and FPGA/ASIC development. His technical skills spans programming languages such as C/C++, C#, Python, Verilog and learning Rust. He has hands-on experience with various microcontrollers and debugging tools. Throughout his career, Anthony has worked on a wide array of projects, including Android system analysis, 3D technology development, aviation telephony systems, and wearable wireless medical devices. His innovative approach and multifaceted skills have positioned him as a valuable asset in the engineering field.
Anthony received a B.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Adriaan G. Verheij
- Software: C++, C#, Visual Basic, DSP, SQL, etc.
- Operating Systems: Windows, Windows CE, µC/OS
- Electronics: Digital design, analysis, controls, etc.
- Project Management: Project, software & IT
Adriaan Verheij has over twenty-five years of experience as both a software engineer and as a manager. His principle experience is with such medical device areas as a heart-lung machine, pulse oximetry, and eye-scanning. In addition, he has worked in several other areas including data storage and flight control. Adriaan and Kurt have been working together at various companies and as consultants since 1998.
Adriaan’s management experience includes nine years at Evergreen Research where he served as both the Director of Software Development and the Director of Information Systems (as well as an software engineer).
Adriaan received a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology in 1994 as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from HTS Dordrecht in 1989 (both in the Netherlands). He is a U.S. citizen.
- FPGA architecture, design, and simulation
- Verilog, System Verilog, and VHDL
- Experience with high-speed transceivers and data processing, DDR interfacing
- Experience with processors inside FPGAs such as Microblaze and ARM®Cortex-A9
- Familiar with Xilinx FPGAs including 7-series, Ultrascale and Ultrascale+ (including Zynq)
John Schell has almost 20 years of design, test, debug, and verification experience with Xilinx FPGAs starting with the Spartan 2E all the way through Virtex Ultrascale+. Designs completed include 4k/UHD video processing and compression, video recording, high bandwidth DDR interfacing and data management, high speed serial transceiver design at 12 GHz, MIPI LCD video interfaces, HDMI and displayport interfaces, and RAW video processing including de-mosaic algorithms. He has been the principal system architect on a number of professional video recording systems.
John received a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2013 (including study of HDL verification and RAW video de-mosaic algorithms). He received a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, MI in 2004.
Paul M. Stoltz
Dr. Stoltz has 42 years of experience designing guidance, navigation and control systems for a wide range aircraft, rockets, and satellites. Prior to founding PK Systems, he has been a guidance and control specialist and manager at Google, AeroControl, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences Corporation, the American Rocket Company, and the Avidyne Corp.
Dr. Stoltz has designed, implemented and tested airplane autopilots, UAV autopilots, rocket guidance systems, and satellite attitude control systems during the course of his career. He managed the successful development and FAA certification of the first attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for small general aviation airplanes. Dr. Stoltz’s capabilities include developing dynamic models of complex vehicles, analyzing and synthesizing control systems, developing and coding complex computer simulations, and coding control system designs in realtime flight computers. He has also participated in flight tests and data analysis for several aircraft and satellite programs.
Dr. Stoltz received a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from the University of Washington, and an MS and Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University. He has over 1500 hours as an FAA certified commercial pilot with instrument and multi-engine ratings. Dr. Stoltz was a recipient of the 1991 National Medal of Technology as a member of the Pegasus air-launched rocket design team.
Jim does PCB layouts using Mentor Graphics' Pads software. His well-crafted layouts often belie their underlying complexity.
Jim has lived in the Boulder area for most of his career and has well over thirty years of experience designing circuit boards for numerous companies. His experience covers applications in aerospace, data storage, disk drives, instrumentation, medical, and telecommunications designs.
Jim has worked with many different computer aided design (CAD) packages and now uses Mentor Graphics' PADs layout tools. He does all types of PCB designs including analog, high-speed digital (with controlled impedances), power supplies, backplanes, and flex circuits.
Jim received a two-year Drafting certificate in 1969 from the FDL Vo-Tech in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Colorado at Boulder from 1972 to 1974, as well as attending numerous electronics and PCB-related classes and short-courses over the years.
Phil does PC board layouts using Cadence Allegro software.
Phil lives in Pittsburgh, PA since 1994 where he honed his skills while working as a contract designer at a contracted manufacturer before becoming self employed in 2003. He has utilized Cadence Allegro to support the needs of suppliers and customers. Phil has worked with customers to develop products such as wearable computers, network servers, nuclear controls, industrial controls and network products in the defense field. He has been doing PC board layout since 1978. He used Gerber scientific CAD tool from 1983-1994 to support nuclear and industrial control systems.
Phil received a three year Vo-Tech education in mechanical drafting from North Montco Area Vo-Tech School, Lansdale, PA in just two years in 1973. He also took two electrical and Electronic I (1979) and Electronic II (1980) courses from this school. He has taken EMI courses and training in Cadence Allegro in 1993.
Katrina has over 28 years experience as an accountant/bookkeeper managing accounting functions for a diverse range of small businesses. She spent eight years working for a weather radar manufacturer with extensive responsibilities in accounting, purchasing, and inventory management. Katrina is a native of Boulder and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and five children.
Katrina received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Accounting from the University of Phoenix.
Larry Benko is a recently-retired electrical engineer with a career in telecommunications that included long stints at Bell Labs, Texas Instruments, and Aztek Engineering. He has broad experience in analog, digital, and radio frequency electronic designs as well as embedded software.
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