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Tom Brinkoetter

BSEE, High Honors - University of Illinois

MSIE - Stanford University

Anritsu in Morgan Hill, CA, Atsugi Japan

Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing

Defined and launched a successful LMR test product line

Managed dozens of new product introductions

Managed a joint development with Network Associates to incorporate Sniffer network analysis software to Anritsu’s IP test produ

Manage marketing and business planning activities for product line serving telecom network providers including Sprint, Bell South, and Ameritec.  Prepared and implemented business plans, including strategy, new product definition, and new product development.

Tektronix, Beaverton OR

Marketing Manager

Managed the new product definition process from segmentation research to providing marketing deliverables per the company’s new product process

Successfully guided a joint development serving the CDMA mobile test market to become one of the company's top 5 products and the fastest growth new product at the company in many years.

Wiltron, Morgan Hill, CA

Product Line Manager

Twice selected by general management to develop new products within marketing.  The products were introduced on time, and met or exceeded sales projections.  These projects required combining Ph.D. level technical input and the knowledge of customer requirements into a winning products.

Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, Santa Rosa, Santa Clara, CA

Product Marketing Manager

Supervised development of a software package for a new product combining a signal generator with a signal analyzer. The project was completed on time and met the order targets.

Managed numerous wireless test product lines, including network analyzers, signal generators, frequency counters, waveform recorders and generators, frequency standards and oil well pressure sensors

Wireless Test Publications, Presentations, and Certifications



Overview of Radio Site Measurements, Alaska Broadcasters Association, Oct 2017

Using Drones for Site Surveys, IWCE, March 2017

Testing Indoor Coverage, IWCE, March 2017

Measurement and Optimization of Talk-in Coverage for VHF and UHF TDMA Radio Systems, IWCE, March 2017

​In-Building Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) Planning for Public Safety, IWCE March 2016

Public Safety Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Measurements, Web seminar August 2015

Receiver Blocking Measurements, APCO WRC May 2015

Optimizing Simulcast Systems, IWCE March 2015

Using SINAD Coverage Mapping to Locate Receiver Blocking, APCO WRC 2015

Using a VNA to Tune N-Way Combiners, IWCE March 2014

P25 Receiver Testing, IWCE 2013

Fundamentals of Interference Analysis IWCE 2011

Session Chairman for Wireless Data Technical Session at the Wireless Design Trade Show from 1992 to 1999


Application Notes / White Papers:


Solving mm-Wave Test Challenges, Microwave Journal March 2017

In-Building Propagation Measurements for 5G Communications August 2016

In-Building Mapping March 2016

Accuracy of DTF Measurements of New Spools of Transmission Line, December 2015

Measuring Antenna Pattern with the Anritsu S412E, November 2015

High Q Notch Filter Measurements; August 2015

Measuring Delay Through a Repeater or DAS, August 2015

Receiver Testing January, 2012

Mapping BER of P25 Radio Systems, May, 2015

Indoor Mapping, August 2010



Patent # 10,063,328 RF Antenna Supported on a Drone

Patent # US5587934 Automatic VNA calibration apparatus

Patent # US10,830,833 Coaxial cable testing connector assemblies and methods

Conceal Fab External PIM Survey (Per AT&T MOP) June 2018

FAA sUAS Pilot License, October 2016

Drone Cell Tower Inspection Training, December 2016

Certified Climber /Rescuer, January 2017

Anritsu PIM Master Ceritfication 2015

Nework Associates Sniffer Certified Professional 2003

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