Resume of Principal Consultant Eric B. Griswold
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Technology, SSU, Marshall, MN 1981. Summa cum
Laude; graduated at age 20.
Continuing Education at UWM, Milwaukee, WI 1984-present, 50+ credits in philosophy, Law, video production, conversational Spanish. 3.2 GPA.
Managing Partner, WellLife Resources Consulting LLC, 2002-present.
Design, develop, and support a variety of custom products for science museums, exhibit design houses, and industrial customers. Created immersive multimedia environments and commissioned talking interactive sculptural pieces for the Burning Man Project.
Senior Research and Design Engineer, Avidcare Corporation, 1994-2002. (Part-time)
Researched and designed circuitry for FDA-approved multifunction Home Health Monitor. Worked with mechanical design and packaging. Wrote user and installation manuals. Provided product support and training materials to clinicians, installers, and end users. Wrote manufacturing documentation and “Build Book”. Reduced costs by minimizing parts count and manufacturing steps. Wrote and implemented test protocols including Hazard Analysis and
FMEA. Collected data for FCC, FDA, and NIH submission. Extensive studies of user interface, clinical practices and nomenclature, and 21 CFR section 820 medical quality requirements. Developed prototypes for advanced browser-based remote clinical monitoring and data mining applications. Co-researcher on
NIH-funded grant investigating telemonitoring of hypertension in African-American males. Co-holder of U.S patent # 6,171,277: "Remote Health Monitoring System."
Security Engineer, Foremost Security Products, 1985-1994. (Part time)
Designed complex, combined security, access control, and surveillance systems for industrial and residential customers. Created class II wiring diagrams for large buildings, prepared bills of material, installation instructions, and user manuals. Supported large industrial customers such as GE medical. Taught electronics to alarm installers. Developed unique patented sonic motion detector. Maintained client confidentiality.
Electronics Engineer, Discovery World Museum, 1986-1992. (Part time)
As sole electronics engineer, designed, built, and supported electronics and interfaces for over 40 innovative science exhibits including world's first user-synchronized Jarvik-7 heart; electromagnetic rail gun; communication and cutting lasers. Maintained, installed, and improved electronics R&D lab and other equipment across the enterprise. Designed safety systems and provided user training for high voltage equipment such as 2-million volt Tesla coils.
Audio Engineer/event producer/performer, 1983-present. (Part time)
Created temporary sound and lighting systems for over 100 diverse events. Produced events; worked with talent and venue owners to insure seamless overall experience. Extensively studies acoustics and psychoacoustics; designed custom speakers and signal processing equipment. Performed on stage over 50 times as musician, performance poet and lecturer.
Research Engineer, Biochem International, 1981-1983.
Researched and developed novel intravenous, transdermal, esophageal, and intermyocardial blood-gas and ion sensors. Performed clinical research in VA hospital dog lab. Prepared materials for FDA 510(k) approval. Wrote statistical analysis software package analyzing data from 600+ neonatal patients.
Nonprofit Director for the Institute for Thought, Inc. 2002-present.
Lead and direct teams of volunteers to develop new types of techno-art pieces and multimedia events. Wrote successful grant applications, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status application, and fire-arts safety protocols. Serve as Wisconsin Regional Contact for the Burning Man Organization. Organize 150+ Midwesterners at annual Burning Man event creating self-sufficient community with alternative energy systems, advanced temporary structures and ruggedized exhibits and displays. Operate small museum and gallery of experimental interactive art pieces. Organize Riverwest Mardi-Gras arts parade. Produce award-winning cable-access TV show of over 100 episodes.
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Riverwest Artist Association
Board member, Riverwest Neighborhood Association
Awards and Commendations:
Phase 1 Winner, Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, for idea “Mobile Utility Platform”, 2008.
Winner, honorarium arts grant to develop voice-interactive sculpture “Voting Booth” for Burning Man 2008.
Phase 1 Winner, Wisconsin Governor’s Business Plan Contest, for idea “Levitating Illuminating Sphere”, 2007.
Winner, honorarium arts grant to develop voice-interactive sculpture “Corn Woman” for Burning Man 2007.
Profiled in MKE magazine “Eric Griswold: Bearing the torch for local Burning Man Festival, June 15, 2006.
Winner, honorarium arts grant to develop voice-interactive sculpture “Voices in my Head” for Burning Man 2005.
Guest Lecturer, UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning September 26, 2003. Topic: “What is Burning Man,” an overview of advanced architectural techniques.
Profiled in Riverwest Currents Magazine “Burning Snow Center”, August 2003.
Winner, Milwaukee Poetry Superslam, 2001.
National First-Place Winner, for excellence in PEG television, International Programming Category, Alliance for Community Media (ACM) 2000. Received award at ACM national conference, Tucson, Arizona.
Letter of Commendation from WI Governor Tommy Thompson, 2000.
National Judges Choice Award, Entertainment Series Category, ACM, 1999.
Co-author with Avidcare CEO Arthur Schiller, “The Internet: Welcome to the Information Highway” , The Remington Report, 1998.
National Finalist, Innovative Programming, ACM, 1998.
Philo Awards, for excellence in television programming, Best Entertainment Series, Best Entertainment Program, Best Documentary Event, Best Program of the Year, Viewer’'s Choice Award, Milwaukee Access Telecommunications Authority (MATA), 1998.
Letter of Commendation from US Senator Russel Feingold, 1998.
National Finalistin Entertainment, Entertainment Series, and Making a Difference Categories, ACM, 1997.
Philo Award, Best Innovative Program, MATA, 1997.
Philo Awards for Best Entertainment Program, Best First Program, Best Innovative Program, MATA, 1996.
National First-Place Winner, (as head writer/actor for Joy Farm Television), entertainment category, ACM, 1993. Received award at ACM national conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
State Champion, Industrial Electronics, and Prepared Speech, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America
(VICA), 1978. Represented State at US Skill Olympics, Birmingham Alabama.
Second Place Winner, Industrial Electronics, VICA, 1977. Due to incapacity of winner, represented State at US Skill Olympics, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Languages: BASIC (several dialects), Assembly code (several dialects)
Microsoft: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Frontpage
Corel: WordPerfect, CorelDRAW, Photo-Paint
Adobe: Photoshop, Premiere
Sonic Foundry: Vegas Video 3.0, Sound Forge
Misc: PADS PCB, GenericCad, EAGLE PCB, SPICE
Paul Krajniak, Executive Director, Discovery World Museum
Joe Kletch, owner/supervisor, Avidcare
Marilyn Besasie, Vice-president, the Institute for Thought, Inc.
To schedule an interview, contact:
Eric B. Griswold
2578 North Weil Street,
Milwaukee, WI 53212