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MANAGEMENT

Peter Blume
President
Paul Oei
Vice President of Operations

David Marchak
Chief Financial Officer 

Grant Gothing
Chief Technology Officer
Bill Eccles
Director of Corporate Development
Danh Pham
Engineering Director

Peter Blume, President

  
At the beginning of his career, Peter Blume sold and supported proprietary data acquisition and control systems. He developed an enthusiasm for solving industrial problems and, in 1991, founded Bloomy Controls, a tribute to his grandfather's pronunciation of the family name.

Focusing on PC-based automation, Peter spent the next years designing automation and control systems. His diverse experience includes automating the calibration of aerospace instrumentation; automating end-to-end production and test of electro-optical network components; automating the manufacture, monitoring and performance testing of fuel cells, power plants, and battery energy storage systems.

Successful in building long-term relationships and exceeding customer expectations, Peter has grown the company. Today he focuses on executive leadership, strategic planning, building excellence across the organization, and helping customers to strategically implement automation to increase productivity, improve quality, and reduce costs.

Peter is the author of The LabVIEW Style Book ((c) 2007, Prentice Hall), the industry standard for LabVIEW development style. He has published technical articles in publications including Test & Measurement World, EE - Evaluation Engineering, EDN - Electronic Design News, and Desktop Engineering. He also is a frequent speaker at The Battery Show, The Advanced Automotive Battery Conference, and NIWeek.

Peter completed his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) and is an inductee of UCONN's Academy of Distinguished Engineers. His custom M.S. curriculum in controls engineering included the development of Fuzzy Tools, an add-on toolkit for developing fuzzy systems using LabVIEW.

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Paul Oei, Vice President of Operations

   
Paul Oei oversees and directs all engineering, manufacturing, and sales operations at Bloomy. His charter is to build the company’s product development and manufacturing infrastructure and scale capacity to deliver automated test equipment (ATE) systems that exemplify best professional practices and conform to high-quality standards.

A Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Paul is an expert in implementing initiatives that enhance performance, improve quality, reduce costs, and generate sustainable revenue. He brings to Bloomy extensive experience directing operations, involving customers and resources across the globe, for companies including General Electric, Pratt & Whitney, FuelCell Energy, and Nuvera Fuel Cells.

Paul completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Cooper Union and University of Pennsylvania respectively. He also earned executive certification in supply chain strategy and management from MIT Sloan School of Management.

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David Marchak, Chief Financial Officer

  
David Marchak oversees and directs the company’s finance, legal, HR and back-office functions. Skilled in developing complex strategies, creating clear visions, and implementing plans to effect change, David guides the growth of Bloomy, while ensuring positive relationships with customers and stakeholders.

David brings to Bloomy 25 years of financial leadership experience from companies spanning small businesses to a Fortune 50 corporation. Prior to joining Bloomy, David spent 16 years at United Technologies managing the financial functions for multi-divisional global operations. He also served as CFO at Turbine Technologies where he was named 2016 CFO of the Year by Hartford Business Journal.

David completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Connecticut. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of CPAs.

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Grant Gothing, Chief Technology Officer

  
Responsible for Bloomy’s technology roadmap, Grant Gothing guides the development of the company’s portfolio of innovative products and intellectual property. He directs all research and development initiatives at Bloomy and builds collaborative relationships with customers and partners to identify upcoming trends and strategic opportunities requiring innovation.

Grant joined the Bloomy engineering team in 2007. In his progressing roles from project engineer to senior systems engineer, he developed numerous automated test systems deployed in a variety of industries. In his most recent role as ATE Product Manager, he was chief engineer and architect for Bloomy’s electronics functional test products, including the UTS™ family of functional testers and the EFT Module for TestStand.

Grant completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering, with strong focus on autonomous vehicle development, at Virginia Tech. He is a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Architect and Certified TestStand Architect. Grant’s “Hardware and Measurement Abstraction Layers” white paper is one of the most downloaded resources from National Instruments’ web site.

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Bill Eccles, Director of Corporate Development

  
William N. "Bill" Eccles is the lead architect and creative problem solver for our most complex electrical engineering challenges. In addition, Bill’s extensive expertise in the aerospace and defense application domains helps reduce cost and lead times for test equipment development across major programs. In his additional role as Director of Corporate Development, Bill contributes to forward-looking growth initiatives.

Bill joined Bloomy in 2013 from Hamilton Sundstrand where for 14 years he managed the Special Test Equipment hardware group in the design and implementation of high-fidelity, high-speed test systems for commercial and military electronic controls. He also served for six years in the United States Air Force. His roles included defensive systems engineer for the 513th Engineering and Test Squadron and network engineering chief of the 6th Space Operations Squadron.

Bill completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and the University of South Carolina respectively.

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Danh Pham, Engineering Director

  
Danh Pham leads the engineering team at Bloomy, focusing on quality first in the design, build, qualification, and delivery of complex automated test equipment. Through continuous employee development and process improvement, he maintains our cutting-edge engineering and software technology organization.

Danh brings to Bloomy ten years of leadership from General Dynamics Electric Boat where he led engineering teams in the research, development, and qualification of power electronics, machinery, and controls for advanced integrated power systems. Under Danh’s direction, his team collaborated with the U.S. Naval Reactors engineering office and contractors to deliver equipment for the next generation submarine propulsion plant.

Danh completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute respectively.

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