Electrical Engineering Manager

Jon Butzine

Present
Using electronics to deliver innovative solutions. Developing hardware and firmware for microprocessor or FPGA based embedded systems. Working with all forms of electronic wizardry to make cool stuff perform as envisioned. 

Past
Johnson Controls – Building Controls Staff Hardware Engineer
GE Healthcare – Electrical Architect, Lead System Designer, Hardware, Firmware, FPGA Developer

Passion
Developing products (specifically medical devices) that make people’s lives better.

Play
Various family-centered activities including running, biking, swimming, golfing, camping, hunting and fishing.

What is your first memory of design thinking?
As a sophomore in high school, I pursued a patent application for a shoe radio (yep, brilliant). I didn’t have the money to file for the patent nor the foresight to know that my efforts would be nullified a decade later by the iPod. I created a really uncomfortable to wear and unreliable functioning prototype that you could tune to your favorite AM/FM radio station.