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Meeting ArchiveJanuary Meeting:
Thursday January 30, 2003
Meeting Schedule
 
Getting Started in Consulting
ABOUT THE TOPIC
Due to downsizing and budget cuts, an increased number of companies are considering consultants to fulfill their needs, while at the same time many engineers look at independent contracting as an alternative career path. The discussion will explore issues facing prospective consultants, such as motivation and risks, logistics and organization of business, marketing and contracts.
ABOUT THE PANELISTS
Some of CNNNJ's long-term members will offer their thoughts on operating a consulting business and share their personal experiences.

Laurie Cox is the President of RLC Designs, Inc. and has been consulting for more than 10 years. Laurie specializes in FPGA design of digital signal processing algorithms, and also provides software services in C/C++, VBasic and assembly languages for embedded designs and PC-based applications. She can be reached at: 973-663-5778, lcox@rlcdesigns.com.

Dr. Ira J. Pitel, President of Magna-Power Electronics, is responsible for contract R&D and manufacturing of his company's line of 3.3-750 kW dc power supplies. Ira holds many patents in the field of power electronics and is a Fellow of the IEEE. He can be reached at: 973-263-0017, i.pitel@ieee.org.

Peter chutz of Schutz Engineering specializes in office, medical and laboratory equipment. Peter's area of expertise includes: mechanical components and systems, plastics, pneumatic and fluid systems, thermal design and analysis, packaging of electronics, enclosures, process control systems, CAD and prototypes. He can be reached at: 908-277-4100, shutze@compuserve.com

Robert Walker of RD Walker Engineering has been offering analog and digital design services since 1987. Robert's expertise includes sensing, conditioning, control and telecommunication equipment, utilizing discrete design as well as embedded controllers and FPGA's.


Time:Place:Info:
Thursday January 30, 7:30pm
Non-Members welcome!
MCE/KDI Integrated Products
(note: entrance for the meeting is at the rear of the building)
60 South Jefferson Ave.
Whippany, N.J.

Contact: 973-728-4500, robert@rdwalker.com


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