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    Chris Hatcher
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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.

About Me

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.

Chris Hatcher

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

RAPID PROTOTYPINGAccelerating Iterative Design

NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTHardware + Software

Production PlanningTotal Quality Management

ManufacturingCNC Milling, Turning, Stamping, Cutting

Skills

Product Development, Manufacturing, Engineering, IT.

Product Development

Assembly
Quality
Manufacture
Testing
Six Sigma
Material Handling
Insertion
Removal
Assembly
3D Printing
CNC
Laser
Waterjet
Mechanical Design
Surfacing
Sheet Metal
Injection Mold
Versions 2009-2016
Mechanical Design
Drafting
Residential Architecture
Commercial Architecture
Versions 2005-2015

Manufacturing

Total Quality Management
Statistical Improvements
Forecasting
Costing
Routing
Milling
Turning
Molding
Finishing

Engineering

Microsoft Project
Theory
Application
Diptrace
Eagle

IT

C
C#
Java
SQL
Assembly
VHDL
HTML/CSS
AVR
ARM
MIPS
x86
Windows Server 2003-2012
VMWare ESX
SQL Server
Sharepoint
SCCM
Cisco
HP

Portfolio

Only public works are displayed.

Work Experience








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.
Owner, Engineer
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
Fall 2014

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.
Firmware Engineer
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.
Systems Analyst
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
Summer 2008

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.

About

Education
University of Central Florida
Computer Engineering, EXCEL Program
2009-2014
Edgewater High School
Engineering, Science and Technology Program
2005-2009
Accomplishments / Notarieties

Interview with Chris Hatcher
FPVforMe.com interview.
UCF EXCEL
Accepted into EXCEL program. 200 students are recruited every year for enrollment in special classes while pursuing their STEM degree.

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.
Eagle Scout
Awarded September 2007