Resume of Robert Kugler



Experienced Engineer, with a broad technical experience base in new product test and development


Areas of Expertise:

1.       Negotiation of test plans and testability (DFT) for new product designs.

2.       New product test planning and general manufacturing “new product introduction issues” (i.e. technical interaction, scheduling, and problem solving of issues related to new product test and introduction).

3.       Familiarity with manufacturing release procedures and documentation.

4.       PIC, 8051, 68HC11 Microcontroller hardware and firmware.

5.       Comfortable making decisions with sparse data, able to “cross check” conflicting information in a creative way.

6.       Comfortable working in a structured programming environment.

7.       Familiarity with C / C++, PIC C, 8051 and 68HC11 Assembler, PHP, html



Personal work style:


1.       Self motivated, creative and highly conscientious. Take commitments very seriously.

2.       Task-oriented and implementing style. Utilize direct communication and prefer solving practical problems to get things done.

3.       Organizing, friendly, agreeable with a positive outlook., decisive and energetic, frank, logical



Sun Microsystems     May 2005 - Present:  Sustaining Engineer – MTS::    Performance of multiple roles in new product support and serviceability.


Independent consulting     August 2002 – December 2003:                         Software/Hardware prototype design and development


Control Resources Corp    July 2001 – August 2002    Senior Engineer:      Product hardware and firmware development:  Average project was 9 weeks to customer delivery.


Adaptec Corp .(Nashua)      Oct. 1999 to July 2001 Design Engineer::         Product and customer diagnostic development: Both hardware and software.

Digital equipment/Compaq Marlborough, MA (1990 –1999):


Performance of multiple roles in new product test and introduction.


Principal Firmware engineer


Product firmware Architecture and Development

Personal Computer Central Manufacturing System Test Architect


Architect for small system manufacturing test process. Included process consistency across plants

Workstation New Product Introduction Project Lead


Negotiation and delivery of test capability for pilot production on multiple workstation products

Manufacturing interface to design engineering for new product testability


Negotiation of hardware testability issues with design engineers

Engineering supervisor, In Circuit test programming group


Supervision and leadership of ATE programming engineers

Principal Test engineer


Product specification review, and authorship of Test plans

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