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John Kennington

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1984.
  • Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 1990.  Graduated with a 5.0 Grade Point Average.
  • Project Management Training, Management Concepts, 1996.

Honors and Awards

  • Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Young Professional Award, 1987.
  • McDonnell Aircraft Leadership Award, 1990. 
  • McDonnell Aircraft Flight Simulation Achievement Award, 1990.

Experience

Mr. Kennington has been designing hardware and software for digital controllers used in military and industrial equipment since 1984.  His controllers have been installed in a variety of equipment including freight elevators, roller mills, and hydraulic presses.  Mr. Kennington’s hardware designs are very robust and designed to survive under the extreme conditions commonly found in industrial environments.  His software programs are written in the C programming language wherever possible and are typically implemented using state diagrams and real-time programming techniques.  His user interface designs are intuitive and user friendly.

 

 

Mr. Kennington’s most recent project was a distributed control system for AC Induction Motors used in door operators.  In this system's first application, the Embedded VFDs are colocated next to the door operator's motor where they collect data from switch inputs, report the data to the VFD Sequencer which acts as a supervisory controller, and open and close the doors as commanded by the sequencer using feedback from the Linear Magnetic Encoders.  This system passed the customer's comprehensive factory acceptance testing with flying colors and is now in production with more than 1600 system components shipped.

 

Mr. Kennington is experienced in engineering project management.  After receiving formal project management training at a previous employer, he was responsible for the management of a team of engineers and the projects they were working on in the New Product Development group.  His use of project management techniques helps to keep projects on schedule and within budget. 

Mr. Kennington has a long track record of product design, development and manufacturing.  He is experienced with all phases of product design and development from helping the Customer to congeal their initial thoughts of the product to choosing the proper shipping materials to ensure that the Customer receives their products in the same condition as they were shipped.