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Floyd G. Cook
Telephone: 1- 580 - 269 - 1180
P.O. Box 102
Kaw City, OK. 74641-0102
E-mail: w0yqx at ARRL dot net
Birthplace: Scott City, Ks., U.S.A.
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EDUCATION

Scott Community High School, Scott City, Ks. Southern Colorado State College: Associate of Applied Science Degree, First Class F.C.C. Radiophone license with Radar endorsement. Majored in communications electronics and became an active licensed amateur radio operator. 

MILITARY EXPERIENCE 1957-1960

U. S. Army Guided Missile Maintenanceman. Was responsible for maintenance of Nike Ajax and Hercules missiles at White Sands Proving Grounds, New Mexico.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS 1996-1997
Skills Instructor. Participated in the Poly Tech Development Program which was staffed by Purdue under a contract with the Ministry of Education, Malaysia. This project aimed at increasing the technical skills of instructors in Malaysia's Poly Tech Institute at Batu Pahat, Johor, Malaysia. My role was to oversee the establishment of a medical electronics laboratory suitable for studies and experiments on the subject of biomedical engineering. This included the drafting of lesson plans and exercises for students using approximately one million dollars worth of brand new, state of the art medical instrumentation. My involvement was for 15 months, from July 1996 to October 1997, and entailed the instruction and lecturing on technical aspects of a wide range of clinical instruments as well as conducting and overseeing the laboratory studies and experiments for diploma and undergraduate students specializing in medical electronics.

ST. CATHERINE HOSPITAL 1976-1996
Biomedical Engineer. Established and operated the Biomedical Engineering Department of this 117 bed acute care hospital. Required the ability to service complex equipment with little or no documentation or assistance from vendors. Good circuit analysis skills allowed rapid return of critical equipment to service. Developed and operated the equipment safety program to meet the requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation.

HONEYWELL MEDICAL SYSTEMS CENTER 1972-1978
Customer Service Department Facility Supervisor. Oversaw the activities of this department in scheduling national service for Honeywell's medical instrument customers. Assisted field service engineers with technical problems, conducted formal service training classes and made frequent field trips to resolve difficult problems and to evaluate techniques and procedures. Wrote corrective action bulletins and test and alignment procedures. The job required established management procedures including planning, scheduling, wage and salary administration, and demanded good verbal and written communication skills with customers and factory/field personnel. 

TECHNICON CORPORATION 1967-1972.
Regional Technical Representative. Responsible for service of medical laboratory instrumentation throughout much of the Western United States. Provided factory liaison and field engineer training on new product service, modifications, and procedures.

THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER 1961-1967.
Field Engineer with the Denver Research Institute. Supervised the installation, operation, and maintenance of complex research equipment at various locations around the world. The equipment consisted of spectrum analyzers, film and punched tape recorders, and digital time circuitry. The mission required extended periods of operation in the Far East, the Middle East, the Aleutian Chain, South America, and New Zealand.

HATHAWAY INSTRUMENT COMPANY 1960-1961.
Calibration Technician. Maintained the calibration of this company's electronic test equipment used in Titan missile contract work.

HUGHES AIRCRAFT COMPANY, Research and Development Labs. Culver City, California. 1956-1957.
Electronic Technician. Built, tested, and modified high voltage/high power traveling wave tube modulators and associated radar and power supply circuitry. The research in this lab has resulted in what we know of today as the 'storage oscilloscope'.

MARCY RADIO SERVICE 1952-1954. 
Radio technician employed after hours during high school years installing auto and truck radios and performing other entry level tasks.

HOBBIES

Personal computer programming, amateur radio 
(member of the ARRL A-1 Operator Club), sailing (Aquarius 23), bicycling, SCUBA diving, and photography.

Personal references on request.

 

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