Whatever your project, I've got the experience


employment history:

2005-Present Owner of Howell Engineering, LLC Coralville, IA

2000-2005 General Manager of Innovative Panel Solutions, Cedar Rapids IA - Large Build to Print Electrical Panel Shop

1997-2000 Director of Engineering for ABB Robotics Consumer Goods Division, New Berlin, WI - Robot Integration for Pick, Pack & Palletize

1994-1997 Controls Group Manager for Klockner-Bartelt, Sarasota, FL. High speed packaging machinery (up to 1000/min) and packaging line integration. (Developed & Installed Nabisco's Plant 1 - Line 1 which wrapped and packaged 1,000,000 Oreos/Hr into single serve packaging.)

1984-1994 Controls Group Manager for Cherry-Burrell/Evergreen Packaging Cedar Rapids, IA.  (Fluid milk & juice packaging into paper cartons. Dairy & Food processing systems)

1979-1985 Project Engineer for Lydall Superior Ball, Washington, IN. (Ball Bearing Manufacturing Plant)

1978-1979 Project Engineer for Southern Indiana Gas & Electric, Evansville IN (Electric Utility - High Voltage Substation Department)

1974-1978 Student at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, IN (earned BSME degree 1978)

Howell Engineering, LLC projects:


High Speed DNA Synthesizers for Integrated DNA, Coralville Iowa (Beckhoff TwinCAT)

DNA Synthesis Support Equipment for Integrated DNA, Coralville Iowa (Beckhoff TwinCAT)

Electrical Power Distribution Systems for new Bridgestone/Bandag plant in Thailand.

Tire Tread Production Line for Bridgestone/Bandag, Muscatine Iowa. (Rockwell/AB PLCs, 50+ Rockwell Servo drives and servos)

Tread Mold Extraction Systems for Bridgestone/Bandag.(Rockwell/AB PLCs, 18+ Rockwell Servo drives and servos)

Tread Press, Mixer, Finishing Line upgrade projects for for Bridgestone/Bandag. (Rockwell PLCs, HMIs & drives)

New Control / Electrical systems for Bridgestone/Bandag Dealer Equipment

(5 models of tread buffers, 2 models of builders, 1 chamber. Rockwell, Omron & Mitsubishi)

First 5 Wheelift Heavy Transporters for Doerffer Engineering, Waverley Iowa

(Beckhoff TwinCAT systems with EtherCAT drives. 2010 Control Design Magazine Innovation of the Year Winner)

Carbon Fiber Precursor Line SCADA system for Wright Engineering, Nashville TN (Rockwell HMI & visual Studio)

Carbon Fiber Precursor Line 6 head upgrade for Wright Engineering, Nashville TN (Rockwell PLC, HMI and VFD drives)

Three Rubber Mat unwind systems for Wright Engineering, Nashville TN (Modicon PLCs, Telemecanique IO, & Rockwell Drives)