New Product Introduction Engineering Manager at Cree
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
New Product Introduction Engineering Manager
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Director of Hardware Engineering
May 2015 to September 2018
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
January 2007 to May 2015
Senior Staff Electrical Engineer
2002 to 2007
Senior Electrical Engineer
2000 to 2002
1998 to 2000
What company does Robert Sanchez work for?
Robert Sanchez works for Cree
What is Robert Sanchez's role at Cree?
Robert Sanchez is New Product Introduction Engineering Manager
What industry does Robert Sanchez work in?
Robert Sanchez works in the Wireless industry.
New Product Introduction Engineering Manager @ Cree Responsible for managing the engineering team for Cree's Industrial Lighting organization. Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaDirector of Hardware Engineering @ Honeywell Director of Hardware Engineering for Honeywell. Responsible for the hardware development of Elster's smart metering solutions for electric, water, and gas modules.• Responsible for managing an R&D team of 40 employees including Engineering and Project Managers, Electrical, Radio Frequency, Mechanical, and Reliability Engineers, Printed Circuit Board Designers and Electrical Technicians. • Established, hired, and trained a high growth region R&D team in Mexico City• Managed the development and deployment of the hardware architectures for the next generation smart grid devices• Introduced new products for Honeywell’s Smart Energy division (over $350 Million in sales), including electric residential and industrial meters, communications modules for gas and water applications, lighting modules, install tools, and box products• Introduced and maintained product technologies including 900MHz mesh, Zigbee, 3G/4G cellular, and Bluetooth• Managed the regulatory / certification efforts for new products, including ANSI, FCC, UL, and cellular carriers• Maintained and cost reduced current product lines, supporting customer facing, manufacturing, quality, and supply chain teams• Collaborated with cross-functional teams including firmware and software development, program management, quality, supply chain, manufacturing, product management, sales, and customer support teams• Responsible creating, implementing, and improving Agile development methodologies for the entire hardware development organization• Created and maintained department budgets and annual operating plans• Managed the implementation of over $2 million in annual engineering cost reductions to current products• Implemented reliability and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) programs for the R&D organization From May 2015 to September 2018 (3 years 5 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaEngineering Manager @ Motorola Solutions Next Generation Architecture and Product Development• Managed the development of the electrical hardware architectures for the next generation public safety devices• Represented the electrical engineering team when interfacing with senior management, project management, marketing, manufacturing, and quality teams• Created and maintained product development budgets, prototype schedules, and resource plans for multiple projects• Responsible for tracking and resolving issues between the cross-functional development teams (Mechanical, Software, Electrical)• Led design teams responsible for creating electrical architectures and product designs including applications processors, memory, wireless connectivity chipsets (WLAN, Bluetooth, GNSS, NFC), camera and display modules, sensors, and power management• Utilized Design for Six Sigma Black Belt (DFSS-BB) methodologies to achieve top product qualityAgile Development Transformation• Drove change throughout the entire hardware engineering organization through the introduction of Agile methodologies• Responsible for researching and implementing Agile for the entire hardware development organization• Evaluated talent and selected key Agile team leaders (product owners, scrum masters) and team members.• Coached, trained, and solicited feedback from multiple hardware design teams throughout the transformation process• Utilized the Agile process on multiple hardware product development projectsXTL5000 Radio Project• Responsible for a team of 4 electrical engineers, 3 electrical engineering contractors, and 2 electrical technicians. • Led the development of the electrical hardware for the XTL5000 radio project• Organized and prioritized tasks for the entire team• Successfully deployed XTL based radio systems to customers worldwide, including a $300 million contract to the Australian government. From January 2007 to May 2015 (8 years 5 months) Senior Staff Electrical Engineer @ Motorola • Responsible for the digital hardware architecture for the next generation public safety radios• Drove the baseband processor selection decisions for future radio designs• Led the breadboard development and validation for the digital hardware architectures• Led the product development for the digital hardware section of the designChipset Experience: • Processors / Logic: TI OMAP Family, Intel Applications processors, Motorola MCORE, DSP, and HC11 processors, Atmel AVR, Altera FPGAs, Xilinx Coolrunner CPLDs, discrete logic• Memory: Intel FLASH Memory, Micron DDR SDRAM, SRAM, Simpletech microSD• Audio: TI AIC12 and 33 CODECs, MOT and ATMEL CODECs, TI Class D and A/B audio PAs,• DC: TI and ATMEL power management ICs, National and ON Semi• Display: Solomon Systech and Samsung display drivers, custom display modules• Misc: SiRF GPS IC, JTAG Interfaces, various peripheral interfaces (USB, I2C,SPI,SSI, 1-wire, SDIO, Keypads) From 2002 to 2007 (5 years) Senior Electrical Engineer @ Motorola • Participated in several key development projects as a senior electrical engineer• Responsible for designing digital hardware for products in the public safety sector• Designed circuitry relating to the following: ARM and MCORE based microprocessors, Digital Signal Processors (DSPs), FLASH, SDRAM, SRAM, and SDIO based memory, audio circuitry, display and camera interfaces, DC distribution and power management, FPGAs, CPLDs, and discrete logic.• Designed and evaluated electrical prototypes manufactured in the US and overseas based facilities• Performed schematic capture and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout for product prototypes• Conducted signal integrity analysis on critical design nets• Traveled within the US and overseas to resolve both vendor related and manufacturing issues From 2000 to 2002 (2 years) Electrical Engineer @ Motorola • Participated in several key development projects as an electrical engineer.• Designed the digital hardware for the XTL2500 radio platform • Designed the digital hardware for the Astro Spectra Plus radio platform • Designed the processor reference board based on the Motorola MCORE and 56600 DSP (Dual-Core)• Performed schematic capture and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout for product prototypes• Provided manufacturing support for prototype and production builds.• Resolved customer and factory issues while supporting shipping products From 1998 to 2000 (2 years)
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Perceiving (P)
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