My name is Chris Hatcher. I'm an Engineer, designer and entrepreneur.
I like finding solutions to problems using my technical, computer and engineering knowledge.
My passions stem from a constant drive to improve, optimize, and maximize performance. As a technologist and serial hobbyist,
these principles are deeply rooted in every aspect of my life. From an extremely early age I've been fascinated to understand how things work
and make them perform faster, longer, and more efficiently.
My initial career interest began in IT security. The task of mastering systems well enough to test for and
identify vulnerabilities and exploits. Throughout my education, I switched gears to Computer Engineering - specifically interested in embedded systems - and later
broadened the scope to manufacturing and new product development.
Hobbies and Interests
- Computer Building/Modding
- Overclocking/Performance Tuning
- 3D Printing
- R/C Fixed Wing
- R/C Multicopter
- FPV (First Person View) Piloting
- SUAS / Aerial Photography
- HAM/Antenna Modeling
- Cross Country / Downhill Mountain Biking
- Camping / Backpacking
Projects Work Product Examples
Product Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, IT.
Total Quality Management
Windows Server 2003-2012
Only public works are displayed.
Manager, Product Development
January 2015 to March 2016
Manage technical product development projects for brands GetFPV and Lumenier. Propose and create mechanical, electrical designs and layouts. Manage prototyping, short run and long run production of products. Prepare and estimate production costs,
production quantity. Make buying decisions and evaluate suppliers and manufacturers. Procure raw materials, manufactured parts, and work with contract manufacturers throughout the product lifecycle.
October 2012 to December 2014
Manage product development and branding projects for RealFPV.com. Maintain website and manage customer support. Manage production and wholesale distribution. Procure raw materials, manufactured parts, and work with contract manufacturers throughout the product lifecycle. Consulting, engineering and design contract services
provided to Archer First Response Systems, Potomac Land Company, Y6 Aerials.
Designer, Drone Manipulator
Work with creative directors to design drones used in SPARKED: A Live Interaction Between Humans and Quadcopters
performance. Work with creative directors and performers as Drone Manipulator.
May 2012 to November 2012
Research and document TVP(Teranex Video Processor) firmware architecture. Design and implement new "app" API for TVP. Tensilica Xtensa running Nucleus RTOS.
IT Programmer Analyst
February 2010 to May 2011
Plan and manage migration from IBM AS/400 to SQL Server in development and production clusters.
Design datamining and analysis software for marketing team and upper management. Design and automate scoring and background checking of tenant applications.
Maintain corporate sharepoint website.
May 2007 to May 2009
Design and implement realtime backup systems. Design and implement remote access, maintain computers, active directory and exchange servers. Maintain and troubleshoot production plotters and printers.
MIS/Open Systems Intern
Analyze and resolve Exchange issues.
Assemble and install blade servers, networking equipment. Install and test upgrades, patches and applications in development server cluster using VMWare ESX, RedHat, Windows Server 2003/R2 and 2008.
Wrote C++ program to fix corrupted e-mail headers in Exchange mailboxes.
University of Central Florida
Computer Engineering, EXCEL Program
Edgewater High School
Engineering, Science and Technology Program
Accomplishments / Notarieties
Accepted into EXCEL program. 200 students are recruited every year for enrollment in special classes while pursuing their STEM
TOP 3 World Finalist
Dimension3D / Stratasys Extreme Redesign Competition. Finalists
were selected from an international pool of thousands of entries by a panel of design and engineering experts.
Young Achiever of August 2009
Featured in Central Florida Lifestyle Magazine.
Awarded September 2007