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Gary Maier

Advisor

Role and Company

Senior Test Development Engineer, IBM

Expertise

40 years experience in engineering

Location

Hopewell Junction, NY

About Gary

Born in Peekskill New York
Raised by German parents on a small farm with 6 Siblings ( 2 brothers, and 4 sisters )
Father was a butcher so we grew up lower middle class to poor
Spent 2.5 years in US Navy as Radar Technician @ NAS Pensacola until I got injured and received a medical honorable discharge. I am currently 25 % disabled but have never let that slow me down.
Joined IBM as technician with 2 year Electro-mechanical Degree
Joined IBM in 1981 as an electronics technician testing parts for IBM Servers
I acquired my 4 year under graduate degree in Electrical Engineering going part time while I work at IBM. I am currently a Senior Engineer.

I worked in Test Development , Test Equipment Engineering, Product Engineering, Technology Engineering, and currently an the IBM Server Group testing the latest Computer Processors, Artificial Intelligence ( AI ) Chips, and Cloud computing chips. I also run major development projects for IBM and have 4 Engineers and 5 technicians that report to me. I have over 38 patents and publications associated with Electronic Test and Semiconductor Technology.

I own multi-family Investment property for 40 years and have learned all the trades and acquired all the tools to support these investments and have done all phases of construction.

I have a second Catskill mountain home 1 hr from my Poughkeepsie home and enjoy almost every weekend there on 5 acres with a lake. This is my quiet time and solitude escape from the hustle and bustle.
I also just started to raise and train champion German Shepard's for military, police, home protection, search and rescue , and home pets. I love gardening, hunting, hiking, golfing, cycling and someday motorcycling again like I used to on my Harley's. I love music and socializing with friends as well as hold home concerts at my Catskill home in the summer.

As you can see I am not a coach potato, watch very little TV, and stay busy dawn to dusk.

Lastly I am a glass half full guy and believe that positive thinking, hard work, and perseverance can overcome anything. I also believe anyone can do or be anything they want to in this great country of ours. I am a conservative God fearing patriot and respect our leaders, police, military service, and first responders. Most of all ; GOD, Family, work, and our American flag are precious to me.

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Hi all; I am also a veteran and served in the US Navy at NAS Pensacola as a Radar Technician. ...

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