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  • Studied Drafting at BenHill Irwin Tech

    Studied Drafting at BenHill Irwin Tech
  • Draftsman at Fitzgerald Water, Light, and Bond Commission

    Draftsman at Fitzgerald Water, Light, and Bond Commission
    Draftsman for the city of Fitzgerald GA. I mapped all the existing utilities for the city, gas, power, sewer, water from the memories of the supervisors of those departments who were all retireing.
  • Electrical Designer - Fluor Engineers in Houston.

    Electrical Designer - Fluor Engineers in Houston.
    Electrical Designer - Fluor Engineers in Houston. Piping and electrical design in the oil industry. I became well versed in the peculiarities of electrical design in hazardous areas. I was 3rd in my class of 24, in Fluor's in-house electrical design school. Duties included cable routing, cable tray specs., ladder diagrams and loops, instrumentation layout from P&ID's, motor starter and power cable sizing and model building. I also supervised complete layout of underground duct-bank for electrica
  • Electrical Designer - Integrated Power Systems

    Electrical Designer - Integrated Power Systems DC power control for oil rigs. First experience with PLC's. Extensive ladder logic and wiring diagrams. Complete lightning detection design. Our jobs ranged from oil rigs for PeMex in Mexico, to wineries and locomotives. The ability to learn fast and get along well with people made this a good assignment. Board design, 1984-85
  • Raster to Vector Conversion

    Raster to Vector Scanning / Conversion - Control Data's CAD scanning facility. We converted manual drawings to CAD drawings using some of the most expensive and sophisticated vectorization and auto recognition software available at the time. We used automated systems and manual overlay methods for NASA, nuclear power plants and utility trucks. Optigraphics auto-vectorization system. 1986
  • Studied Graphic Design

    Studied Graphic Design
    <a href='http://www.portfoliocenter.edu/' TARGET="_blank">Studied Graphic Design </a>at the Portfolio Center - Atlanta GA.
  • Cad Manager at "Nordson Corp"

    Cad Manager at "Nordson Corp"
    <a href='http://www.nordson.com/en-us/pages/home.aspx' TARGET="_blank">Nordson Corp. Atlanta</a>CAD Manager / Analyst / Mechanical Design / Programming - Specials department, I wrote a parametric design program worth $300,000 / year in design time (autolisp). Also created a quote package that integrates ACAD, Lotus 1-2-3, and Word Perfect to cut Engineer's proposal time from days to hours. Had rapid rate increases and promotions. Recruited, trained and motivated top CAD personnel.
  • CAD Programmer - C.W. Nofsinger Co.

    CAD Programmer - C.W. Nofsinger Co.
    <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burns_&_McDonnell_Engineering#History' TARGET="_blank">C.W. Nofsinger Co. div of Burns & McDonnell</a>, in Kansas City, Mo. Programming / Electrical Design / CAD I was able to shorten the duration of this project by incorporating batch processes that modified groups of drawings collectively. This proved especially valuable on the hundreds of PLC address sheets that, this highly automated project, required. 1991-92
  • 3D Illustration for Medical Devices

    3D Illustration for Medical Devices
    Documentation Service Provider - Du Pont De Nemours & Co. World Parts Center, Atlanta, GA. For several years I provided a comprehensive documentation service for this supplier of medical equipment, from concept through delivery of bluelines. Their needs center around getting details via an interview with an engineer, and then creating whatever documentation is required for the project. Typically, one of a kind testing equipment for medical instrumentation, Isometric, 3D, exploded and cutaway vi
  • Instrumentation CAD - Ahlstrom Recovery, Atlanta, GA

    Instrumentation CAD - Ahlstrom Recovery, Atlanta, GA, instrumentation group. This is a Finnish company. They have the most advanced lime recovery kilns in the paper business and does retrofits to existing equipment. I automated thousands of
    instrumentation loops and P&ID's. It was a perfect environment to use batch processing of groups of drawings. They also had their own advanced lisp programs written in Finland and some expertise was required to fill in when things fell through the cracks. 199
  • Instrumentation CAD Designer - Fischer & Porter Co.

    Instrumentation CAD Designer - Fischer & Porter Co. in Stone Mountain GA. I designed two water treatment systems for this company's chlorinators. I worked from existing drawings from previous jobs. Intensive design was required on my part as I created loop diagrams from P&ID's. The projects were completed on time and under budget. 1993
  • Tech Support - Repro Products

    Tech Support - Repro Products
    Tech Support, Software Demonstrator and Trainer - for Repro Products. The only new ACAD dealer to be added to the Atlanta market in years largely due to my abilities to provide support. Access, Designer, ADE, Autovision, Accurender, ACAD 13, 1994
  • 3D Modeling at Modelmation

    3D Modeling at Modelmation
    3D Designer - Modelmation, a 3D computer animation company located in Atlanta, GA. I built (60) 3D models in one month for the Siemens Corp. These included a desk design, some industrial control cabinets, and mechanical equipment like valves and regulators. We used these models to create an automatic quote generator for the sales team. The client and salesman interactively create a 3D system on screen and click the menu to get the price. ACAD, Micrographics Designer, Photoshop 1994
  • CAD Analyst at "Humboldt Wedag"

    CAD Analyst at "Humboldt Wedag"
    Database / CAD Analyst - Humboldt Wedag, a US division of a German cement kiln company, located in Atlanta, GA, that is one of the leading international companies in that industry. I assisted with plants in China, Oman, Trinidad and Utah. By linking hundreds of Acad motor schematics to Access and Foxpro databases, I was able to quickly produce drawings rich in information. Entire sets were run in a batch over night for instant reporting on database updates. I became versed in the use of European
  • Web Presence Begins

    Web Presence Begins
    <a href='http://www.mindspring.com/~rowell/keith.html' TARGET="_blank">Keith Rowell Portfolio 1996</a>
  • Designed Mini Sub Control Console

    Designed Mini Sub Control Console
    3D Design - Northrop Grumman, a military contractor doing a project for the Navy SEALs. I was responsible for redesigning the control console of a mini submarine for space and ergonomics considerations. I Interviewed SEAL's coordinators for requirements, did 3D redesign of console for buildability, used acad 12 and ADE. Interface with Computervision 3D. All "one of a kind" design, complex mounts on articulating arms, high impact G-force design, tight space requirements. ACAD 12, ADE, 1996
  • GIS Analyst at Georgia Power

    GIS Analyst at Georgia Power
    GIS Mapping / Property easements Analyst - for Georgia Power Co., Land Engineering Dept. My expertise in graphics eased the transition to hybrid vector / raster design. Using aerial photography and Softdesk, provided an avenue for creating property maps for "right of way" (ROW) purchase. Also on this assignment, I was responsible for creating analysis graphics using GIS to report on congressional districts, transmission grids, maintenance regions, etc. combining databases with graphic informatio
  • Programmer at "The Southern Company" / Georgia Power

    Programmer at "The Southern Company" / Georgia Power
    GIS Mapping / Lisp Programmer / Analyst - for The Southern Company Co., Application Development Dept. I was part of a team who maintained two in house Automated Facilities Management and Mapping packages (AMC / FAMS). These packages are Autocad based and use a combination of Lisp, Visual Basic, and Dbase 3 code to map power grids and equipment. I worked primarily on the Lisp portion of these projects, repairing bugs and adding new commands, testing and writing documentation. I facilitated meetin
  • 3D Design for welding robots "Atco Inc."

    3D Design for welding robots "Atco Inc."
    3D Design / Software Analyst - for ATCO Inc., Atco is an OEM of robots for the vinyl window industry. I designed intricate fixtures and jigs in 3D and produced dimensioned drawings for fabrication. The extremely fast pace of change in design criterion made this job particularly intensive and very well suited to the features of Adesk=s AMechanical Desktop.@ I also tested, installed, and documented custom operating software for the robots in an NT 4.0 environment, using a DeviceNet I/O and Steeple
  • Animation for Construction Project "Church of the Hills"

    Animation for Construction Project "Church of the Hills"
    <a href='http://www.mindspring.com/~rowell/keith11.jpg' TARGET="_blank">Animation for Church of the Hills</a> This series of Animations helped the congregation agree on a design to move forward with a community hall project.
  • Web Site Design for Tsi Logistics

    Web Site Design for Tsi Logistics
    <a href='http://keithrowelldesign.blogspot.com/2012/03/kamal-slide.html' TARGET="_blank">TSI Web Presence</a>
  • Secretary for Atlanta Hobby Robot Club

    Secretary for Atlanta Hobby Robot Club
    <a href='http://www.botlanta.org/' TARGET="_blank">Atlanta Hobby Robot Club</a> I enter my robot "Kluge" into the vacuum contest and become hooked on robotics. I'm elected secretary and begin a stint of 5 years as the club's scribe and researcher / industry analyst. Kluge
  • Programmer for GA 4H "Rock Eagle"

    Programmer for GA 4H "Rock Eagle"
    <a href='http://www.rockeagle4h.org/' TARGET="_blank">Rock Eagle</a> I achieved several milestones for this nationally renown education facility. I added "Month end splitting" to their reservations software using "Visual Basic". This allowed clients whose stay crossed over from one month to the next to recieve seperate billing for each month.
  • Run the Ezell House B&B

    Run the Ezell House B&B
    <a href='http://www.city-data.com/picfilesc/picc5616.php' TARGET="_blank">The Ezell House B&B</a>
    I and my wife Shelagh open the "Ezell House Bed and Breakfast" and spend 5 wonderful years hosting the most intresting guests from around the world.
  • "Knewt" Toy Robot Project

    "Knewt" Toy Robot Project
    <a href='http://knewt.blogspot.com/' TARGET="_blank">Go to the Knewt Website</a> A Biped Robot Project the -Knewt- project attempts to control servos and machined parts using sensor feedback to acomplish dynamic walking in a biped robot. Contributing Team members are: Bob Baxter J.P.Marting Stuart Rolf Dale Heatherington Sponsors: Brian Dean: BDMicro Kevin Devol: IronCAD Barry Smith: Draftech
  • Open Garden Design Studio

    Open Garden Design Studio
    <a href='http://krgds.blogspot.com/' TARGET="_blank">I "delve" into garden design</a>
  • Support Engineer for IronCAD

    Support Engineer for IronCAD
    IronCAD I provided application support to users of IronCAD 3D design software. IronCAD has a stronger market share worldwide than in the US, and most of my clients were in Europe and Asia.
  • Acting, played "June Cline" in the stage play "Second Samuel"

    Acting, played "June Cline" in the stage play "Second Samuel"
    June Cline knows a secret! It's set in the 50's rural south and June feels the need of a drink before revealing some earth shattering news he's learned about a local who has just died.
  • Knewt wins First Place at AHRC Robot Rally

    Knewt wins First Place at AHRC Robot Rally
    <a href='http://knewt.blogspot.com/2006/05/knewt-wins-first-place.html' TARGET="_blank">Knewt Robot wins rally</a>
    First and formost I'ld like to recognise Knewt's team members, Stuart Rolf and Bob Baxter for the fine work that made Knewt possible. We ran 3 motion routines on the parallax board that proved that the robot could move about and stand on one foot without falling down. The "not falling down" I think was the "clincher".
  • Founded "RedWing Old Time Music Show"

    Founded "RedWing Old Time Music Show"
    <a href='http://redwingmusic.blogspot.com/' TARGET="_blank">Redwing Old Time Music Show</a>
    Keith created this weekly Jam to provide a venue for local musicians to collaborate and practice togeather in a communal atmosphere. Is has been going for 5 years now. We begin with a free for all jam. Bring your instruments and pick up a new lick from a fellow musician, or join in a pick up band and practice a new number to do onstage later on.
  • Shelagh and I travel the world.

    Shelagh and I travel the world.
    <a href='http://keithrowell.blogspot.com/' TARGET="_blank">Shelagh and I travel the world.</a>
  • I join a bluegrass band.

    I join a bluegrass band.
    <a href='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZe8747phkI' TARGET="_blank">I play "Gold Rush" with the Oconee River Boys.</a>
  • New Design Experiments Page

    New Design Experiments Page
    <a href='http://keithrowelldesign.blogspot.com/' TARGET="_blank">Ketih Rowell Design Info Graphics Experiments</a>
    This site shows coding experiments in Flash, proceeding to Java, Processing and HTML5. First Flash and Adobe Air, then Java plugins became quasi obsolete as the majority of web access moved to mobile devices. HTML5 and Javascript became more prevalent as these technologies required no special plugins, (natively compliant)
  • Videographer for Robot Battles

    Videographer for Robot Battles
    12 and 30 pound robots fight sumo style on an open stage at Dragon*Con in Atlanta GA It's an honor to shoot the DragonCon Robot Battles each year for Dale Heatherington (the maddest scientist I know). DCon Battlebot Vids.
  • Web Site for UK Woodland Restoration Project

    Web Site for UK Woodland Restoration Project
    <a href='http://hebeswood.blogspot.com/' TARGET="_blank">Hebe's Wood</a>
    This woodland restoration project in the UK coinsides with the Queens Jubilee (the 60th aniversary of the Queen's corrination). This even is celebrated by landowners in England with the lighting of a huge "beacon" (bonfire).
  • Produced my first Mobile App

    Produced my first Mobile App
    Dark Matter Dandilion. This mobile application is an interface experiment using Processing, Eclipse, and Java with 3 dimensional interaction. The ball of luminous fibers on a sphere move in a random pattern like they're alive. You can spin the "dandilion" with your finger on screen. There is a link to Keith Rowell Design in the upper left corner. This is a preliminary test for a "node tree" of relationships similar to "Visual Thesauraus".
  • Zac Brown - Management Consulting / Tech Support

    Zac Brown - Management Consulting / Tech Support
    Zac Brown is a Musical Performer from Georiga who's lifestyle companies span many areas. I helped their Leather bags company "Southern Hide" get existing software (corel and adobe) joined with their finiky italian leather cutting machine (Elitron). And I helped them arrange to do the job inhouse, building resiliance through interdepartment cooperation. A very cool company!