Malcolm is a highly experienced RF & Electronics Hardware Design Engineer, with over twenty-five years experience in electronic product design, development and manufacturing. He has held senior engineering roles in a number of specialist electronics design and development operations, including that of Chief Hardware Engineer at Imarda (now Coretex), a global supplier of fleet management solutions for enterprise customers using an intelligent telematics platform. As co-founder of electronics design company, Triaptic Pty Ltd, Malcolm was responsible for the electronic hardware design of several innovative products including the Australian Design Award winning Infostream products.
In addition to electronic design and development, Malcolm brings expertise in the areas of implementing company wide information control systems, development and maintenance of engineering quality systems, product certification and regulatory compliance and end-to-end management of high volume manufacturing and production processes to optimise production efficiencies.
Throughout his product design involvement he has also been intimately involved in their manufacture both in Australia and Asia. Being ultimately responsible for the technical quality of products has driven a passion for both improving and linking the design and manufacturing processes. The SMT process (paste stencilling & reflow), ICT and FCT are all areas where he has extensive knowledge and has effected strategies to enhance yields through improved design principles.
During his career, Malcolm has developed numerous innovative electronic designs and methodologies. These include vehicle telematics & identification products, low power microwave passive & active backscatter communication devices, contactless smartcard readers, RFID products and mesh network nodes. Included are several sub-system components such as microwave LNA’s, microstrip & mechanical filters, patch antennas, discrete VCO’s and synthesised sources, BT, WiFi and GPS embedded designs.
Malcolm holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Communications) from RMIT University (Melbourne).