March 30, 2010                          


Daniel S. Cook

13 Judd Rd.

Terryville, CT 06786

P: 860.582.1465

C: 860.501.3804

Hiring Manager:


Thank you for taking the time to consider me for the position currently available with your client; I would also be interested in learning more about other positions for which you feel I may be better suited.  I am confident that a cursory review of the enclosed resume will encourage any interested party to request a more formal, personal meeting which I am eager to entertain.


As a current Principal Engineer and Manager in a small, leading technology company, I have successfully coordinated and participated in numerous complex embedded electro-mechanical product development efforts; two projects in particular involved an intra-aortic balloon pump and portable respirator.  My current role provides unique challenges associated with small companies yet I have extensive experience with larger companies including in-depth involvement with General Dynamics.  These experiences combined have prepared me for all levels of organization, complexity, hierarchy, and specialization that are present in companies of varying sizes.  I have served in several roles ranging from a member of a small, collaborative team to leading and managing complex projects where safety was a paramount concern and responsibility.  Furthermore, by maintaining close professional and personal relationships with customers, I was able to keep the customer informed while balancing technical requirements and business goals.  I am confident that I would be successful in the most technically challenging roles, corporate environments, and cultures.


I feel that the experience I have gained with Enfield Technologies as a small ‘start-up’ company as well as in the U.S. Navy Nuclear Power Program set me apart from most applicants.  New product planning, development, design, sales, and marketing contrast and compliment my experiences with reactor plant operation and supervision; combined, these experiences have fortified the theoretical knowledge gained through education to make me a unique candidate for challenging development, embedded servo controls, and management roles in technology, mechatronics, engineering, automation, and fluid power alike.  I am a determined team member and team leader with a ‘Let’s get the job done right!’ attitude.  My personality, skills, experiences, and attitude are best utilized in a role that will have a direct and meaningful impact on an organizations effectiveness, efficiency, and profitability.


The enclosed resume provides more detail about my qualifications; however, I am certain that a personal meeting would afford me the opportunity to discuss in more detail the extent of my experiences.  I am eager to meet with any member or representative of your client’s company to discuss my qualifications further. Thank you for your consideration.


Best regards,





Daniel S. Cook

Encl.: Resume

§  Ambitious Leader

§  Diverse Background

§  Technical Aptitude

§  Small Business Experience


Summary of Qualifications


Technical Skills


»   Multi-disciplinary – circuit design/bread boarding, embedded systems, serial communications, solid modeling, machining (lathe, Bridgeport, etc), magnetic modeling, dynamic systems modeling via first principles equations and computer simulation, assembly/C language programming, construction of electro-mechanical prototypes

»   Simultaneous application of skills during complex product and system design on both a macro-systems scale down to a micro-component scale to develop a more complete and intuitive understanding of an overall system; enables the creation of more robust, reliable, maintainable, and cost effective product and system designs

»   Highly skilled with all standard electronic and mechanical lab test instruments and sensor technologies (oscilloscopes, DMM’s, function generators, data acquisition, load cells, calipers/micrometer, flow meters, pressure sensor and gauges, regulators, EPR’s, etc)

»   Expert troubleshooter – routinely assists employees and clients with difficult troubleshooting of complex closed loop and open loop electro-mechanical systems


Diverse Hands-On Experience

»   Over 10 years experience in various forms of fluid power, electronics, machinery, electro-mechanical actuation and automation

»   Research and evaluation of emerging technologies and companies for potential acquisition opportunity, product design-in, technology buy, or competitive threat

»   Evaluation of risk associated with new products by considering volume/COGS trade-offs, market acceptance, product life-cycle, and return-on-investment (ROI) over product life

»   Experience with new product development from concept development and refinement to realization and production

»   Management and Leadership in small to large projects as well as daily operations

»   Electronic design, mechanical design, product design, and intellectual property management

»   Hands on experience with sales, application support, and customer service


Visionary Management Style


»   Aggressively establishes and pursues team oriented goals and challenges with a focus on intrinsic organizational growth

»   Develops and adapts processes, procedures, and personnel to best balance the needs of the customer, organization, team, and project

»   Establishes and maintains high standards in self and others to foster an environment of continuous improvement

»   Astutely and objectively recognizes both strengths and weakness in processes, procedures, and personnel in order to leverage resources in pursuit of company-wide goals


Perceptive Leader


»   Makes astute and timely decisions, often with limited or imperfect information; welcomes alternative views in the process of evaluating and making decisions

»   Inspires sustained superior performance in self and others by clearly establishing and maintaining high standards

»   Revered as a valuable team member on multiple projects as well as a respected team leader on development projects critical to both the customer and the company; inspires trust and respect among team members by a simple virtue of ‘leading by example’

»   History of accelerated promotion, level of responsibility and accountability



10 Years Military Service (Naval Nuclear Powered Submarines)

»   Held SECRET Security Clearance

»   Assigned responsibility for operation and maintenance of a 58-year old radioactive liquid processing barge and 4 portable storage tanks  Result – Ensured continued operation of 17 nuclear reactor plants vital to Navy’s mission

»   Earned accelerated advancement to Chief Petty Officer (E-7) approximately 5 years ahead of peers

»   Earned 2 Navy Achievement Medals: designed, developed, and constructed electronic indication simulator; simulated conditions during major inspection  Result – improved safety margin during drills and accuracy of simulated conditions


Software Experience


§  Productivity – Skilled in all elements of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Access, Photo Editor), Corel WordPerfect, Lotus Notes, some web-site design

§  Technical – MatLab & Simulink, Protel Circuit Maker 2000, Altium Designer, Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, CF Design, Ansoft Maxwell 3D, Orcad Pspice, LabView, MPLAB, WinAVR, MS Visual Studio C/C++, Assembly Language Programming, embedded development tools, many more…

§  Media – Adobe (Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere)

§  Operating Systems – MS DOS, MS Windows 95/98/2000/ME/NT/XP, Networking Skills



Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering


University of New Haven - School of Engineering and Applied Science

West Haven, CT

[GPA: 4.00/4.00 – Dean’s List]

Graduate - Naval Nuclear Power Training Command     

Nuclear Power School (Orlando, FL)

[Rank: 26 of 246 – GPA 3.68/4.00]

Electronics Technician ‘A’ School (Orlando, FL)

[Rank: 1 of 13 – GPA 3.47/4.00]


Employment History


2003 – Present                  Engineering Manager / Principal Design Engineer

                                                Enfield Technologies                                                                                       Trumbull, CT


1993 – 2003                         NSF Director / Nuclear Repair Project Lead / Technical Writer

Naval Submarine Support Facility                                                             Groton, CT


                                                Engineering Supervisor / Reactor Operator / Electronics Technician

USS Seawolf (SSN 21)                                                                                     Groton, CT