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Eli A Meyer
Over seven years experience as an engineer, manager, consultant and
entrepreneur. Through an interdisciplinary background in engineering,
business, Internet technologies, and photography, I have developed the
“outside-of-the-box”, incorporating technical, financial, environmental, and
aesthetic factors in the decision making process.
·Designing and developing
products under strict cost, performance, and time constraints
Presenting and reviewing designs and business concepts with both technical
and non-technical audiences.
·Providing leadership and
training in small team environments.
·Researching and analyzing
All Mountain Civil Engineering
analysis of new and remodeled residential construction.
·Design structures to accommodate
for heavy snow loads, earthquakes, and mountain winds.
·Using AutoCAD to draft floor plans,
framing plans, electrical, foundations, and exterior elevation
Location Manager 1/99-2/03
·Managed team of 8-12
salespeople, photographers and lab technicians.
·Hired and trained
·Customer service and
Vertec Design Group
Project Manager 1/98-6/98
engineering students in developing a first-place winning design
for the American Helicopter Society student design contest.
·Edited and finalized
technical content of design team reports.
·Researched and created
FAA certification plan, manufacturing plan, market research, and cost
·Presented team design
at the 1999 AHS Forum in Montreal attracting inquiries from several
Jaran Aerospace Corporation
Ballston Spa, NY
Chief Design Engineer 5/95 - 5/98
·Directed the design of
a new FAA certified single-engine airplane.
·Created master computer
models in ProEngineer and AutoCAD.
·Designed tooling and
manufacturing processes for both composite, and aluminum components.
fabrication, and engineering projects with sub-contractors.
and drafting protocols.
CAD images for publication in leading aviation journals.
Cirrus Design Corporation
Engineering Internship 5/93-8/93
airframe parts, assemblies and tooling.
efficiency with improved process documentation and drawings.
E-Commerce and Computer Consulting
Wrote and presented a proposal to custom
design, build and install a comprehensive photo proofing, production and
point-of-sales system for Sharpshooter-Spectrum Imaging.
Provided system maintenance, new systems
research, training, and improved communications between sales and shipping
for World Cycling Productions.
Designed and scratch-built a prototype
system for sharing and selling photos online.
Provided a computer-training seminar to
teach an office of people with varied computer experience a range of
skills from basic file management to web hosting and databases.
Researched interactive learning software
patents to verify if client’s product could be patented.
Photojournalist for City Pages
Founded and operated a photography
business shooting and selling photos of white-water rafting trips.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.S. Aeronautical Engineering
Database integrated web
Word, PageMaker, Quark Express
PhotoShop, 3D Studio Max, Sound Forge
Windows 95/98/NT/2000, MS-DOS, MacOS, UNIX
Basic metal machining and welding, Woodworking and
Technical Writing, Sales,
Training/Teaching, team/office dynamics, cost-benefit analysis of
new technologies, strong written, verbal, and graphical
Nikon 35mm AF systems,
Portraiture, Travel, Landscape, Sports/Action, Photojournalism,
Commercial, Underwater (Nikonos), Aerial, Video