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So what is the link between TESTniques' current business and Strategic Air Command?
I've been building electronic test equipment since I was kid in high school.  Upon entering the Air Force I completed Navigator training and Electronic Warfare Officer school.  Towards the end of my time with the AF I was involved with capture and analysis of airborne jammer signals from bomber aircraft.  GPIB controlled spectrum analyzers were used for this task.

After the AF, I went to work for the Military Avionics Division of Honeywell as a Senior Design Engineer building automated test systems for electronic warfare systems.  I've worked to test systems associated with ALQ-126(F-18), ALQ-135(F-15), and ALQ-172(B-52) among others.

In the late 80s I saw LabVIEW and LabWindows from National Instruments and concluded this is the future.  The PC would take over from Honeywell Level 6 computers and VME based computers.  It took about a year to put together business plan and launch TESTniques.

TESTniques' first product was the original Test Executive for LabWindows.  The test exec has been sucessfull in 100s of test systems.  After a few years  National Instruments caught on and their product now dominates the market.  Even though we were selling the test exec, consulting and custom software development/system integration forms the core of the business.

Professional Timeline
1975 Graduate Goodrich High School  Fond du Lac, WI
1976 Air Force ROTC scholarship winner
1979 Intern, Maintenance Dept Point Beach Nuclear Plant
1980 Graduate University of Wisconsin - Madison BS Electrical Engineering
1980 Commissioned 2nd Lt USAF
1981 Graduate USAF Navigator, Electronic Warfare Schools
1982 Qualified B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer
1984 Graduate B-52 Electronic Warfare Officer Instructor
1985 Wing Electronic Warfare Officer, Minot AFB, ND
1985 Graduate Squadron Officers School
1986 Chief, Electronic Combat Branch 15th Air Force
1986 Senior Development Engineer Honeywell MAVD
1990 TESTniques Principal Engineer
1990-to date TESTniques Employee of the Year

Air Force Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal
Honeywell Engineering Achievement Award


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