Hal, a military veteran, holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Auburn University and continued graduate studies in electrical engineering at the University of Alabama. He has worked for Hughes Aircraft, Schlumberger Industries and Phoenix Designs in Lilburn, GA. Specializing in embedded system designs,  Hal has provided firmware solutions for many different types of products, including electric-blanket temperature controllers, automatic meter reading (AMR) equipped solid-state meters, RF decoding receivers for NIST WWVB time-standard and NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts, LED backup lighting, galvanic facial cleansers and wireless textile heating controllers. With more than 20 years of experience as a firmware engineer, Hal enjoys the challenge of the next redesign or new product introduction.