Richard Alan Pidsosny

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Canton, MI 48187


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Visteon Corporation
Power Train Controller Engineering
Dearborn, MI

11/98 – 4/2001

Engineering Section Supervisor: Supervised Power Train Electronic Controller (PTEC) launch for the Lincoln LS and Jaguar S-Type vehicle lines.  Assigned appropriate personnel to on-site launch support as well as identification and resolution of all launch issues.

Subsequent to the PTEC launch was assigned to supervise the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) Architecture and configuration section.  In addition to managing day-to-day section operation, led an effort to convert the existing paper Hardware Change Request (HCR) process to a database process complimenting Ford Automotive Operation’s (FAO's) effort to do the same.  Developed an Access database within 3 months which is now in daily use.

Ford Motor Company
Electronic Instrument Cluster Engineering, Dearborn, MI

08/84 - 04/87

Engineering Section Supervisor:  Supervisor of a 6-man design team.  The team was responsible for design and development of next generation electronic instrumentation.  Primary responsibilities included overall project management, developing the project timing, engineering budgets, reviewing facility and tooling estimates along with technical design direction.  Responsibilities also included vehicle system design, establishment of enhanced vehicle diagnostics, circuit design, circuit manufacturing process flow and test specific­ations.  The 1988 Continental cluster design introduced the Motorola 68HC11 microprocessor to Ford electronic designs.  The cluster design included Ford's first on vehicle Data Communication Link (DCL).  The link was used to send fuel flow information from the EEC to the message center.  The software architecture included the ability to download, via DCL, software programs into RAM.  While developing the Electronic Instrumentation Module (EIM) we identified a method of correcting microcomputer software errors with electrically erasable and programmable read only memory (EEPROM).  Received a patent for this invention.

Additionally, I proposed a family of processor boards to replace the unique designs being developed for each application.  The board family included low, mid and high line versions. The objective was to develop an Instrumentation Computer System (ICS) with flexibility for additional car line applications minimizing facility and tooling investments.  In developing the concept, we identified a cost effective bi-directional data transfer circuit that automatically switches direction through sensing the direction of the microcomputer port.  This invention resulted in a patent being awarded.