James Calvin – CEO, graduated from Northeastern University in 1993 with a BS in electrical engineering, has more than 20 years of experience in electrical design and project management. He joined New Age Micro in 1997 and developed the hardware design services, before becoming a partner in 2006 and CEO in 2010.
James has developed and designed analog, power and FPGA/ASIC systems and products for industries as diverse as commercial, avionics and industrial control. During the past decade, James has worked on cybersecurity. He has led product development/research teams and has brought ideas from a white board to the manufacturing floor. James has more than 30 patents to his name. As CEO, James has worked to create an effective and dynamic team of engineers to create turnkey products. He has a deep understanding of all phases of development.
Sheila Heflin has been a managing partner of New Age Micro, for over 30 years. As a managing partner her roles include CFO, project management, customer liaison, general administrator and HR including employee benefits administer. She had an integral part moving the company forward from a consulting business to a full turnkey product development company.
Having worked alongside of talented and somewhat eccentric engineers for most of her life, she has good understanding of the creative process of engineering and has helped to make New Age Micro a creative and collocative company.
George Cranshaw – Software Lead – George has over 15 years of embedded systems development. He has experience with hardware level interface busses, drivers, and embedded operating systems. Over the course of his career George has designed, and implemented software and firmware for over 20 embedded devices from micro controllers to application processors. He also has significant application development experience. He has developed workstation applications for system time synchronization and interface GUI for embedded devices. He has developed two high availability systems utilizing redundant hardware designs with software synchronization. One of the systems resulted in a patent award for fault tolerant operation. George has also designed and implemented a web application to improve security and delivery of software patches and fixes. The web application reduced effort for software patching by 10% while migrating to a standard software delivery mechanism with significantly enhanced security.
Academically, George holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University. While at Northeastern, George contributed to an NSF grant proposal for dynamic information retrieval from diagrams included in academic papers. The grant was subsequently awarded.
Ken Doucette is a Mechanical Engineer at New Age Micro. He has more than 20 years of experience with product/package designs meeting strict customer agency requirements using Solidworks. These designs have been for medical, military and commercial applications. His designs use a range of materials including engineering plastics, die cast Aluminum and sheet metal. Experienced in designing enclosures for use in harsh weather conditions.
Ken has the ability to move a design from concept to prototype and into manufacturing for production. Early in the design process thermal management is a major consideration and aided by the use of Solidworks Flow Simulation. A computational fluid dynamics software used to identify hot spots in the product.
Steve was born and raised in Boulder Colorado where he attended Colorado University Engineering. He graduated with a double degree in Electrical Engineer and Computer Science. He moved to Massachusetts in 1980 and started New Age Micro as a software consulting company specializing in embedded products in medical, communication and process control. In 1998, he expanded New Age to include hardware consulting. In 2006, New Age Micro was restructured adding Sheila Heflin and Jim Calvin on as partners and becoming a turnkey product design company. Steve has retired from the day to day operation and does IT for the company.