Richard Lucas

Richard Lucas
Minneapolis, mn 55442

Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Lead Firmware Engineer at Eaton
Firmware/Hardware engineer experienced in embedded systems design and development.
Cellular communications, Low power energy harvesting applications, wireless protocol development, capacitive
touch sensing, precision sensing.
• Languages: C, Assembly, Visual C++/C#, UML, Verilog.
• Development Environments: IAR (ARM and MSP430), PSoC Designer/Creator, MPLAB, TI Code
Composer Studio, Keil uVision, Microsoft Visual Studio.
• Source Code Control: Subversion and Microsoft Visual SourceSafe.
• Communications Protocols: RS232, I2C, SPI, USB, Ethernet, TCP/IP, Cellular technologies, WiFi,
Lead Firmware Engineer at Eaton (formerly Cooper Power Systems)
July 2009 – Present (7 years 9 months)
Firmware architecture and development of low power energy harvesting cellular (GSM, CDMA) SmartGrid
Owner/Embedded Systems Developer at RWL Embedded Design Solutions, LLC
April 2009 – Present (8 years)
Embedded Design Engineering Consulting Services. Projects include: Low cost refrigerator case humidity
control system. Wireless asset management system.
Design Engineer at J. Gordon Electronic Design
March 2007 – February 2009 (2 years)
J. Gordon was a Cypress Semiconductor Design Center. Developed a wide variety of microcontroller
based mixed-signal designs utilizing wireless communications, capacitive touch sensing, and custom
communications protocols.
Software Engineer at Pemstar
2002 – 2007 (5 years)
Developed software/firmware/hardware for custom precision test equipment, industrial automation control
systems, and new products.
Software Engineer at Coriolis Networks
2000 – 2001 (1 year)
Firmware integration, debug, and test of high-speed optical networking equipment
Software Engineer at 3Com
1992 – 2000 (8 years)
Firmware development, debug, and integration of L2/L3 intelligent chassis based network switching
products. Provided ASIC verification support, Formerly worked for Chipcom before being acquired by
3Com in 1995.
Engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems
1987 – 1991 (4 years)
Assisted in the implementation of RISC based multi-processing embedded systems, providing digital design
and simulation of multi-module embedded systems. Provided board level diagnostics.
Northeastern University
BSEE, Electrical/Computer Engineering, 1984 – 1989
New technology, Wireless Communications, Embedded Systems, Music, Traveling
Richard Lucas
Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
Lead Firmware Engineer at Eaton
6 people have recommended Richard
“I worked with Richard on a number of projects. Richard has indepth knowledge in software development
and electronics design. It was a pleasure to work with Richard on these projects and I would highly
recommend his work. Richard is a very detail oriented person and produces a high quality product with
excellent documentation. Richard has very good communication skills and is a pleasure to work with.””
—Michael Sherwood, Principal Electronics Engineer, Badger Meter Inc, worked directly with Richard at
J. Gordon Electronic Design
“I worked with Rich on many projects at Pemstar and he is one of the versatile engineers I have ever
known. His ability to “think outside the box” contributed to many imaginative solutions in both designing
and validating electrical hardware and software in complex automation and test systems. I would highly
recommend him and hope to work with him again in the future.”
—John Troeger, Senior Software Engineer, Omni Engineering Services, worked directly with Richard at
“I worked closely with Rich while at Eaton and I would say he is by far one of the best Firmware Engineers.
I had the pleasure to work with him on a new product development where Rich was a key Engineer in
the project. Rich’s innovative ideas drove the project forward in a very positive way. Rich commitment
to excellence and his great personality and work ethic contributed great values to the team and company .
Besides a great product we were able to accomplish , we were also able to file several different patents ,
thanks to Rich’s support and his innovative mind. He is a well respected Engineer and has my full
—Denis Sterjo, Electronic Design Engineer, Johnson Controls, worked directly with Richard at Eaton
(formerly Cooper Power Systems)
“Richard has extensive experience developing software and hardware systems, I enjoyed working with
him. He has excellent communication skills, in depth knowledge in many areas of software, firmware and
electronics. He has a real dedication to his profession, getting in early and leaving late and would be an
excellent addition to your team.”
—Karl Bongers, Software Developer, Micro Control Company, worked directly with Richard at J. Gordon
Electronic Design
“Richard is one of the most effective engineers I have ever worked with. Over the four years we worked
together, he consistently delivered high quality work, on time. His extensive experience in software
development and testing proved to be an asset to the team, and he was distinguished by his knack for solving
tough technical problems.”
—Carlos O. Morales, WW Director R&D, Advanced Technology Development, Diabetes Care, BD,
managed Richard indirectly at Pemstar
“RIchard is an experienced and high-performing embedded systems engineer. In addition to producing
top-notch PSoC product applications he has been a key contributor of feedback for improving Cypress’
development tool offerings. I would consider Richard for any real-time embedded mixed signal design
opportunity I have in the future and look forward to working with him again.”
—Jon Pearson, Senior Supply Base Engineer, Touchscreeen, Microsoft, was with another company when
working with Richard at J. Gordon Electronic Design

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