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Professional History of Gregory Hill

Graduated from Wood Memorial High School, Oakland City, Indiana, in May 1969.
Received the Physics award and Academics award for male student with second highest GPA.

Graduated from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, in December 1973.
Received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science.

Professional Engineering Licenses:
Indiana; Illinois; Kentucky; Missouri.

Trade Certifications:
Certified by Symbol Technologies Inc. for Radio-Frequency Spread Spectrum Site Analysis.
MSHA Mine Electrician License.
FCC Radio-Telephone Operator License.
Allen-Bradley PLC Programming certification.

Private Pilot with Single & Multi-engine Land ratings and
Single & Multi-engine Instrument ratings.
Scuba Diver with Advanced Open Water, Medic First Aid, and Nitrox ratings.

Employment History:
1974-75: Design engineer for National Semiconductor Corp., Santa Clara, CA; co-designer of the digital electronics for the first UPC supermarket bar code scanner; also designed a digital board which would simulate any UPC bar code label.

1975-83: Consulting engineer; designed electrical and electronic systems for power distribution, lighting, and alarms for buildings of commercial and industrial use; taught computer programming seminars.

1983-90: Electrical engineering department supervisor for Pentek Corp., Indianapolis, IN. Designed the first work-in-process Order Tracking system (FDCS) for use in the corrugated container industry; this system utlilized a PC/PLC system to monitor and control the material movement in a conveyorized corrugated plant. As accessories to the Order Tracking system, designed the Pentek PIOS station for operator interface and a multi-port serial communication controller (PCI board) to interface the PIOS stations to the PLC. Designed the first automatic identification system using bar coded load tags in the finished goods strapping department of a corrugated plant. Specified and designed communication software protocols to interface PC's with serial devices including bar code readers, mainframe computers, sheet downstackers, and load tag printers. Traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Canada, and Australia to supervise the commissioning and operator training of full plant material handling systems.

January 1990: Founded Control Engineering Corp., a company whose emphasis as a system integator is to apply the technologies of bar coding, radio frequency terminals, PC's, and programmable controllers, with software designed to meet the customer's needs, to achieve efficient material handling systems.

Control System References:

Allpak Container Inc. Renton, WA
Single stage 3 head Cyclop strapping system with internal turntable, PVFA, and operator selectable custom strap patterns.

American Corrugated Inc. Lebanon, TN
Bar code load tag system for work-in-process tracking; computer communication interfaces to Marquip DECC, KiwiPlan, and Data General mainframe.

Amos-Hill Inc. Edinburgh, IN
Optical wood veneer measuring system with bundle tag printing system.

Boehringer-Mannheim Diagnostics Inc. Indianapois, IN
Bar code inventory system for capital assets.

Cummins Engine Co. Columbus, IN
Conveyor sortation system for engine parts;
engine manifold sealant dispensing machine.

Enkei America Inc. Columbus, IN
Conveyor controls for transportation of aluminum wheels to shot blast machinery; interface to weigh scale system for part verification.

Georgia-Pacific Corp. Mt. Olive, IL
Conversion of old PLC 2/30 strapping system to new PLC 5/20.

Great Northern Corp. Racine, WI
Controls for a 10 conveyor line storage system and 2 transfer cars; touch screen order number entry system.

Inland Paperboard & Packaging Orlando, FL
Conversion of old PLC 2/30 strapping system to new PLC 5/20.

International Paper Inc. Auburndale, FL
Controls for dual corrugator take-off conveyors with automatic load building; automatic transfer car with single, double, and quad loading capabilities.

Jet Corr Inc. Conyers, GA
AccuTrak Radio-Frequency Bar Code Shipping System.

NewCorr Packaging Inc. Northboro, MA
Sheet feeder plant controls including: single stage 3 head Cyclop strapping system with internal turntable; dual corrugator take-off conveyors with auto load building; bar code tag printing system for auto load identification; on-demand printing of shipping tickets; Marquip stacker interface; CorrTrim corrugator scheduling interface.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Latta, SC
Re-control of existing 2 stage Interlake strapping system with external turntable, PLC software control of heads, and custom strap patterns. Re-control of existing single stage Acme strapping system with internal turntable, software head control, and custom strap patterns.

Ransburg Corp. Indianapolis, IN
Control panel fabrication.

Sheets Unlimited Inc. Renton, WA
Bar code roll stock system for daily consumption and physical inventory; on-demand printing of unit load shipping tickets with bar coded order number and sheet count.

Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. Jacksonville, FL
Re-control of existing 2 stage Signode strapping system with custom strap patterns.

International Paper Corp. Auburn, ME
Re-control of existing 2 stage Signode strapping system with bar code reading system automatic unit load strapping pattern identification.