Bill Wright Resume

William D. Wright, PE

    688 Cardinal Lane
    Boone, NC 28607

   bwright@powerquestglobal.com

Summary – Worked in 33 countries

  • Designed and installed 7 solar PV systems
  • Designed and installed 26 low voltage electrical distribution systems
  • Designed and assisted in the installation of 6 high voltage power line systems
  • Specified, Installed and calibrated 37 radiographic medical x-ray rooms
  • Installed and commissioned 25 diesel generator for emergency backup systems
  • Installed and commissioned 5 medical steam autoclave systems
  • Commissioned 25 diagnostic ultrasound machines
  • Designed, installed and commissioned 5 oxygen concentrator systems
  • Designed and installed 12 battery/inverter systems
  • Installed and commissioned 3 100 KW shortwave transmitters.
  • Commissioned 6 hydro electric power plants ranging for 50 KW to 4 MW
  • Commissioned 75 satellite communications equipment for both voice and data communications
  • Preformed and documented 10 Power Quality Studies

 

Certifications

v  Registered Professional Engineer – State of North Carolina (20595)

v  Certified Radiology Equipment Specialist (350)

v  Certified Biomedical Equipment Technician (376285)

v  Certified Broadcast Radio Engineer (2800)

v  North Carolina Electrical Contractor – Limited Class

v  NABCEP Solar PV Installation Certification

v  NITC Certification – ASSE 2010 – Brazer/Installer Medical Gas

v  NITC Certification  -  ASSE 2020 – Medical Gas Inspector

v  NITC Certification – ASSE 2040 – Maintenance of Medical Gas Systems

 

Professional Education

  • 2011 NEC  Changes to section 690 PV – Rebekah Hren – Nov 2011
  • Micro Hydro Power – Dan Harris – October 2011
  • 2011 NEC Code Changes – Henry Jenkins – March 2011
  • Viztec/AGFA CR 30 Factory training – February 2011
  • Sonosite Ultrasound Technical Training – Sonosite – April 2010
  • Primus Sterilizer Technical Training – Parsons, KS – January 2010
  • Power CET Power Quality Problems and Solutions – San Jose, CA – April 2008
  • Fluke 435 Power Quality Analyzer training – PowerCET – February 2008
  • 2008 NEC Code Changes – Jade Learning – February 2008
  • VSAT For Broadcast Engineers – December 2007
  • VSAT Installation Training – Global VSAT Forum –– October 2006
  • GE Senographe DMR 700/800T Mammography Systems – DITEC – June 2006
  • GE AMX 4 and 4Plus Portable X-Ray Technical Training – Mobile X-Ray Solutions – April 2006
  • Quantum Medical Imaging Technical Training – September 2005
  • 2005 NEC Code Changes – Jade Learning – May 2005
  • Principles of Servicing Computed Tomography Systems – DITEC – March 2005
  • FX2N Series Programmable Controller Training Course – Mitsubishi – February 2004
  • Orex CR Technologies – June 2003
  • Soft Programmable Logic Controllers – MPACT Learning Center – May 2003
  • Acuson 128/128XP Systems – Ultrasound Service Association – January 2003
  • 2002 National Electrical Code Changes – Jade Learning – May 2002

 

Professional        1994-Present                         Samaritan’s Purse                                    International

Experience           Staff Engineer

  • Specification, installation and repair of radiographic and fluoroscopic x-ray equipment
  • Installation, commissioning and repair of medical diagnostic ultrasound machines
  • Installation, commissioning and repair of medical steam autoclave machines
  • Design, installation, and commissioning of medical gas systems
  • Electrical power quality audits, analysis, and design solutions
  • Design and installation of low voltage electrical power distribution systems
  • Design and installation of emergency backup power and alternative energy systems
  • Specification, installation and commission satellite communications equipment

 

1994-Present                                Power Quest Global, LLC                   Boone, NC

Owner

  • Design and installation of Solar Electric Systems
  • Installation of a 50 KW hydroelectric plant and power distribution system in Asheville, NC
  • Specialty design and wiring for commercial and residential applications

 

1982-1994                             HCJB World Radio                                   Quito, Ecuador

Electrical Engineer

  • Installation of 4.2 MW hydro-electric power plant
  • Design and Installation of the control system for a 1.8 MW hydro-electric power plant
  • Installation of four 650 KW Caterpillar diesel generator sets and synchronizing system
  • Installation of a 320 KW hydroelectric plant and power distribution system in Kenya
  • Installation of a 125 KW hydroelectric plant and power distribution system in Honduras
  • Assembly and installation of four 100 KW short-wave transmitters

 

1976-1981                             General Electric Company                       Oakbrook, Illinois

Nuclear Startup Engineer

  • Factory Test Directory – San Jose, CA
  • Grand Gulf Units 1 & 2
  • Limerick Unit 1 & 2
  • Startup Engineer LaSalle Unit 1

 

 

Publications

  • 4.2 MW Hydro Power Plant Papallacta, Ecuador 1989
  • Electrical Design Survey 1991
  • 125 KW Small Hydro Power Plant for Escuela El Sembrador, Honduras 1993

 

Professional        Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Memberships      Society of Broadcast Engineers

 

Education            1972-1976                             Bradley University                                    Peoria, Illinois

Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering

  • Emphasis in Electrical Power Generation and Distribution
  • Emphasis in Mechanical Engineering Theory