Department of Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Featured Scholar (Alumni)

Brian Komosinski

Brian Komosinski
Degree Earned
Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), 2002
Highest Degree Earned
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Current Employer and Title
Avnet Electronics, Field Applications Engineer
1st Employer and Job Title After Graduation
ATTO Technology, Hardware Engineer

How has your career been enhanced as a result of your college education?

My college education has given me the opportunity to be an immediate asset to my employer in the well-compensating electronics engineering industry.  My practical experiences through the co-op program and engineering technology curriculum prepared me for endless situations in my professional career.

Professional Bio

As a co-op I was able to evaluate different disciplines within computer engineering from high-level application programming to detailed hardware design in an effort to determine the area that I would be most interested in.  After two consecutive co-ops with ATTO Technology, first in the Embedded Systems Group, and then the Hardware Engineering Group, I was offered a job to commence after graduation, six months before I graduated.  After graduation, I was immediately comfortable and confident as a Hardware Engineer with real-life experience in the areas of schematic capture, component selection, programmable logic, debugging, and verification testing.  In my five years with the company I was able to take multiple product concepts and bring them to realization and through production.  These are self-rewarding experiences.  I was then offered the opportunity to shift gears in my career when I accepted a position with Avnet Electronics as a Field Applications Engineer.  This position has allowed me to learn about and assist with many different applications across the entire state of New York.  These applications span from networking equipment, to military equipment, to consumer products and everywhere in between.  Supplier trainings are typically out-of-state and afford me a change of scenery for a few days on a quarterly basis.  After being with the company for three years, I have twice been selected to attend Avnet’s Presidents Club event.  This prestigious event is quite an honor and includes a trip to Hawaii for a week of recognition.  I look forward to continuing my successful and rewarding career with Avnet.  As a graduate and local resident I also sit on RIT’s Industrial Advisory Board which gives input and direction for the curriculum based on things we see happening in the industry.

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Dale Mashtare

Dake Mashtare
Degree Earned
Electrical Engineering Technology (B.S.), 1988
Highest Degree Earned
M.S. (Master of Science), 1997
Current Employer and Title
Xerox Corporation, Sr. Research Scientist / Project Manager
1st Employer and Job Title After Graduation
Xerox Corporation, Research Staff Member

How has your career been enhanced as a result of your college education?

My RIT college education provided the basis for the career path that I have focused on in the high technology research arena providing.  Through cooperative education opportunities provided while an EET student, I was introduced to the research environment at Xerox, applying experiences developed through the practical laboratory requirements.  These experiences enabled me to contribute in real ways to the project activities with important problem solving skill.  Through this continued initial engagement, upon graduation, I was offered a full time position with a unique research group – referred to as the EXITE (EXploratory Innovations TEam) Lab which launched my career into what is now the Xerox Innovation Group.

Professional Bio

In my view a successful professional career – is one in which one can continually acquire new knowledge and share this toward the advancement of technology and broader knowledge of the organization. For me this is realized as a Senior Research Scientist and Project Manager within the Xerox Innovation Group.   Focusing on the advancement of document products, I am able to participate in a broadly disciplined science and engineering environment providing many learning opportunities. Over the course of my career this has included: pursuit of an RIT MS degree in Imaging Science, countless corporate and professional education opportunities – exampled with recent Black Belt certification in Design for Lean Six Sigma, and continual learning through the research environment via interaction with academic and industry research partners.     Functioning in a team environment to solve problems and realize new opportunities in document processing, we are responsible for the development of critical intellectual property for the corporation.  To date this has included 38 US patents issued with numerous pending and multiple professional society publications.  Throughout my career, I will continually develop my innovation skills, realized through a culmination of the critical education and experiences.

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George Peterson

George Peterson
Degree Earned
Computer Engineering Technology (B.S.), 1988
Highest Degree Earned
B.S. (Bachelor of Science)
Current Employer and Title
Texas Instruments, Analog Field Application Engineer
1st Employer and Job Title After Graduation
Telog Instruments, Design Engineer & Service Manager

How has your career been enhanced as a result of your college education?

My degree was a great balance of analog, digital, embedded firmware and system software.  This has allowed me to move into many aspects of engineering and to be more versatile than most engineers.

Professional Bio

My first coop was a startup company that later hired me before my graduation and paid for the rest of my education at RIT.  In the 11 years I work for them I served as a Design Engineer, Service Manager, and Project Engineer leading a team of people.  They gave me an opportunity to learn many engineering and business skills in a small company.  I then moved into Electronics Distribution for approximately 4 years where I worked as a Field Application Engineer, Sales Manager, and General Manager.  My career then led me to a large engineering services company where I was a Business Development Manager and then moved back into engineering as an Engineering Manager.  My exposure to technology and Upstate NY companies lead me to an engineering support position with Texas Instruments where I now support technology companies in Upstate NY.  I have designed products, traveled the world, published papers, won annual performance awards, and have been successful in every position I've had the opportunity to work.  Luckily, companies have sought me out over my career and I've always had great opportunities presented to me.  My diverse education and experience have helped me succeed.

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