CHARLES F. CASSIDY
6175 Broadwater Trail
Cumming, GA 30040
Product Design and Engineering
Executive with over 15 years experience in engineering management of quality
high-volume products. Demonstrated capabilities in operations management; product
design, development and production; corporate strategic planning and the
analysis, selection and successful integration of acquisition targets. Solid track record managing people and leading
effective teams through participative and collaborative management style.
Engineering & Product Design
Business & Product Strategy
International Internal &
Mechanical, Software & Firmware
ISO Quality Systems
ASIC & FPGA Development
GAMES INTERNATIONAL, Alpharetta, Georgia 2007 – 2009
Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing
Responsible for the
design, development and production of terminal hardware, firmware and
peripherals for this gaming market leader.
released to production 4 new terminal platforms in just 20 months improving
competitive positioning, with a team of just 15 electrical, mechanical and
executed 3rd party Asian manufacturing strategy to reduce terminal
cost by 25% and reduce annual overhead by $1M per year.
and reduced cost by 10% through architecting and implementing improvements in
terminal CPU card and power supply.
testing by outside agencies and made appropriate filings to obtain regulatory
compliance for products in US, EU, Australia and Israel.
product capabilities and improved competitive positioning by developing new
wireless peripheral, color lottery ticket printer and optical document
TECHNOLOGIES, Warwick, Rhode Island 2004 – 2007
Director of Operations
Led design engineering
and manufacturing operations for this leading provider of photo ID and dye
sublimation photo printers.
double-digit revenue growth during the integration of Atlantek into Zebra. Eliminated
$0.5M in recurring fixed costs by moving production from RI to other Zebra
Reduced product cost by 12% by moving
production to other Zebra facilities and rationalizing the Atlantek and Zebra
supply chains to make better use of purchasing leverage.
robustness and reliability of products by improving engineering and
manufacturing process, particularly in the areas of verification testing,
reliability testing and the handling of non-conforming material.
TECHNOLOGY ENTERPRISES, Reston, Virginia 2003
Vice President of Engineering
Developed the hardware architecture for a high
performance storage subsystem for this startup designing high-performance SAN
QUANTUM CORPORATION, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts 1994 – 2001
Vice President and Manager, Solid State Business
cross-functional $12-15M business unit charged with developing solid state storage
team through development of 3 product generations, 5 ASICs, change of
firmware architecture to C++ and change of microprocessor from 16-bit CISC to
through successfully marketing to two additional large enterprise OEM
customers (IBM, HP) and an increased focus on the distribution channel.
Vice President of Engineering, Storage Systems
engineering team responsible for developing solid state storage and tape
available tape library acquisition candidates. Performed due diligence, developed
and executed engineering integration plan for acquisition of ATL Products
which added storage systems capability and $160M in revenue.
Director of Engineering, Solid State Storage,
Led the engineering
team developing DRAM-based and Flash-based solid state disks.
design and qualification cycle by 9 months by re-engineering development and
life cycle process. Achieved on-time completion of project with product that beat
performance specification by 20%.
to ten year business and consumer trends and defined strategic response,
which led to entry into consumer storage and the acquisitions of ATL Products
and Meridian Data.
rigorous firmware code management and regression process that improved
product quality and OEM customer satisfaction.
includes development of memory and storage systems at Digital Equipment
Corporation, development of signal processing memory systems at Raytheon
Corporation and development of automotive emissions test equipment at United
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
Troy, New York
Digital Logic, Computer Hardware and Software Design
Worcester Polytechnic Institute,
Computer Architecture, Multiprocessor Systems, Operating Systems, Systems
U.S. Pat. No. 5,680,570
“Memory system with dynamically allocatable non-volatile storage capability”
U.S. Pat. No. 5,459,742
“Solid state disk memory using storage devices with defects”
U.S. Pat. No. 5,343,426
“Data formatter/converter for use with solid-state disk memory using storage
devices with defects”