Thomas Boyer


Mech/CAD Manager

Prior Lake, MN

Thomas R. Boyer, C.I.D.
Senior PCB Designer, Manager, Certified IPC Designer
3475 180th St E
Prior Lake, MN 55372
(727) 365-5704 Mobile (voice/text) –

Career Summary
Twenty-five years progressive design experience concentrating on new product development and deployment of PCB designs and their associated assemblies. Created and supervised the development of hundreds of designs that met and passed safety agency approvals including UL, CSA and European safety standards in through-hole, surface mount, single/multi-layer and micro-via technology topographies. Extensive experience in RF electronics, power electronics, digital and analog layouts. In depth knowledge of RF designs into Ka band frequencies, high speed signal integrity designs and CAD/Library administration. Conscientious, dependable, and hard working.

Professional Experience
Digi Wireless Design Services Minneapolis, MN 3/14 – Present
Mech/CAD Manager
Department Manager, with 7 direct reports. Oversee PCB design, mechanical drafting, thermal analysis (contract) and development lab personnel. Develop processes for design flow, day to day department tasks utilizing Altium Designer, AutoCAD and Solidworks software. Active designer in Altium and AutoCAD toolsets. Develop work instructions in Confluence collaboration tools and Maintain workflows in Jira project tracking software. Personnel management and goal tracking maintained in Halogen. Chair design reviews, produce and deliver product design reviews to customers. Track and maintain risk registers to minimize corporate risk expose throughout the design process. Generate statements of work for design programs both time-based and cost-based estimates for business development.

TRAK MICROWAVE, CORP. Tampa, Florida 2/05 – 2/14
Senior PCB/Mechanical Designer
Printed circuit designer using Menor Graphics PADs Layout, DxDesigner and DxDatabook software; also OrCAD Layout, Capture and CIS software. Mechanical designs and supporting drawings utilizing the most current release of AutoCAD. IDF interface with 3-D modeling softwares. High frequency mechanical and PCB designs. Experience designing with high frequency substrate materials as well as MIC wire-bonded and ribbon-bonded RF interconnection. Mechanical design including RF housings and fixtures for Space, DoD and Homeland Security programs. Setup and Administration of Mentor Graphics design software suite. Authored design group standards and procedures. Developed processes and work procedures for Engineering Services and Document Control workgroups. Work interactively with production groups to improve design clarity and manufacturability. Conduct and participate in manufacturing design and support reviews. Generate and maintain multiple design projects with concurrent deadlines. Secret Clearance maintained.

SYPRIS ELECTRONICS, INC. Tampa, Florida 04/04 – 02/05
Printed Circuit Board Design Technician
Printed circuit designer using Mentor Graphics software. High density / high speed digital, micro-via, sequential lamination and conventional board layouts to 18 layers. Secret Clearance required programs.

Lead Printed Circuit Board Designer
Printed circuit project lead for military applications. Secret Clearance obtained. Reduced expenses and increased efficiency by eliminating need for outsourcing. Cleared backlog of internal assignments in addition to completing assigned responsibilities. Consistently produced first-time-pass success in complex designs. Managed difficult thermal and mechanical design constraints. Produced document packages for vendor quotes and fabrication. Produced SolidWorks component models.

ASCOM ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC. Palm Coast, Florida 02/00 – 01/03
Senior Printed Circuit Board Design Engineer
Solely responsible for all Printed Wiring Board designs including; design concept, schematic generation and PWB layout utilizing the OrCAD suite. Bill of Material generation and maintenance. Artwork generation and prototype procurement. Train engineering and support staff on use of CAD software tools. Create an integrated CAD Parts Library and Library standards for corporate wide utilization. Manufacturing documentation generation consisting of AutoCAD 14/2000 drawings. ECO preparation and implementation. Create Corrective Action Requests (CARs) to address production improvements with better designs. Archive design notes and documents for product retirement.

ANTEC CORPORATION Atlanta, Georgia 01/95 – 01/00
Senior PWB Designer
Responsible for all PWB designs within Network Powering Division. Supervise contract PCB Designers.

CHLORIDE ELECTRO NETWORKS Caledonia, New York 11/93 – 01/95
Responsibilities included Printed Circuit Card design using PCAD schematic capture and layout tools.

INTROL DESIGN, INCORPORATED Lockport, NY 08/90 – 11/93

Niagara Community College, Sanborn, New York 14132 Attended 1991 – 1992
Genesee Community College, Batavia, New York 14020 Attended 1986 – 1987
Albion High School, Albion, NY Graduated 1984

Active: IPC Certified designer; online design support groups for Mentor PADs/DxDesigner, OrCAD and general PCB design topics.

Mentor Graphics PADs Layout (Trilogic) Tewksbury, MA Sept 2012
Mentor Graphics DxDesigner (Trilogic) Tewksbury, MA Sept 2012
PCB Design Conference Orlando, FL March 2006
PCB Design Conference West Santa Clara, CA March 2004
Power Electronics Layout for EMI Heidelberg, Germany May 2002
IPC Designer Certification Santa Clara, CA March 2001
PCB Design Conference West Santa Clara, CA March 2001
OrCAD Layout/Capture Design Training Orlando, FL Sept. 1999
PCB Design Conference East Marlboro, MA Oct. 1998
PCB Design Conference West Santa Clara, CA March 1996, 1997
IPC: Design for Manufacturing Atlanta, GA Oct. 1996
ProEngineer (solid modeling, wire harness) Atlanta, GA June 1997,1998

Computer Skills
In depth knowledge of : Printed Circuit Board software; Mentor Graphics PADs, DxDesigner and DxDatabook softwares, OrCAD Layout and OrCAD Schematic Capture to Version 16.2, including Component Information System (CIS) integration to manufacturing database. Accel EDA Layout and Schematic Capture to Release 10. PCAD Layout and Capture to Release 8.5. Aptos Layout software, Tango and Protel programs.
Computer Aided Design tools; AutoCAD through 2013, ProEngineer 2000i, AutoDesk Inventor 2010
Desktop computer systems on Microsoft Windows based networks.
Agile MRP/ERP software and Oracle time management tools.
Microsoft Word, EXCEL, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Available upon request.

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