Son of a factory worker and a piano teacher, hard work and academics came
naturally to Ross. They led him to an early morning newspaper route, and
later to a private coed liberal arts school. There Ross discovered his
aptitude for the maths and sciences, which enabled him to install and
manage their first multi-user computer system.
Ross accepted admission to MIT, where he studied a diverse curriculum of
electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, and
psychology. Seeking a challenge, Ross majored in electrical engineering.
Excelling in all his design courses, he was eager to put this flair to use.
So he took a year off to design office phone systems, before returning to
MIT and finishing his course work in 1985. He began to work full time
immediately, completing his thesis and earning his BSEE degree in 1987.
Of several job offers after college, Ross chose the one which promised the
broadest range of experience, at Endeco Inc. As part of a small engineering
team, Ross was exposed to every aspect of environmental monitoring systems
design. On the technical side, he learned micro-controller design, low-power
circuitry, real-time programming, device communications, and instrument data
acquisition, telemetry, and processing. But he also learned the human side
of engineering - teamwork, project planning, company representation, public
speaking, and technical writing.
Ross returned to New York City in 1988, and began consulting full time
at once. As a consultant Ross honed his skills, adding ergonomics and
a polished look to all his designs, and maturing his business sense and
his professional image. From his electronics and computer lab, Ross
continues to design innovative electronic sensing equipment today.
Updated: September 15, 2007