David J. Norton
David J. Norton, graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University, has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. At the age of 8, Mr. Norton began building electrical gadgets for fun. After participating in annual school science fairs and accepting two Most Outstanding Electronics Student awards in high school, college activities included maintaining the computer equipment for a computer programming course and working as an electromechanical hardware technician for the Household Robotics Laboratory at Carnegie-Mellon University. His curriculum included a concentration of courses in both the electrical and the mechanical engineering disciplines.
Working at General Motors Research Laboratories as a Research Scientist for 7 years and at RedZone Robotics, Inc. for 7 years as a Senior Electrical Engineer included experience in the design of custom hardware circuitry and electromechanical systems. Experience was gained in the areas of high density power control circuits, instrumentation, printed circuit board layout, radiation resistant electronics and wire and cable design, power distribution systems for mobile vehicles, generator systems, sensor design and computer interfacing, mechanical design and machining practices. Mr. Norton lead the electrical system design for projects like real-time machine vision systems and tele-operated vehicles. Electrical Systems on projects like the Pioneer robot that inspected the remains of the nuclear reactor in Chornobol, Ukraine and the Rosie-C robot that assisted in the dismantlement of nuclear facilities at Argonne National Laboratories and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are examples of some of the hardware developed.
After designing and constructing an office and workshop area, Mr. Norton now operates Norton Design and Fabrication where he applies his 20+ years of experience to design and fabricate electromechanical hardware for industry. He likes a challenge and is available to help solve your electromechanical problem.