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30 Years of Experience: Mechanical System Design, Testing, Construcion, Maintenance, Analysis, Retrofit, and Manufacturing.

Core Competencies

  • Computer Modeling, System Simulatons and Analysis (HYSAN, MathCAD)
  • Mechanical, Pneumatic, Hydro-Mechanical, and Electro-Mechanical Systems
  • Industrial Systems and Processes: Trouble-Shootng, Design and Manufacturing Support
  • Industrial Piping Design and Implementaton (ASME B31.1, B31.3 and ASME BPV code)
  • Wiring, Cabling, and Conduit Design (NFPA 70, NEC 2002, UL 1604)
  • Design for Safety and Risk Management (ISO 12100, ISO 14121, MIL-STD-882D)
  • Project Management, BOM Development, Cost Estmatng, Budgetng (MS Project, Excel)
  • Economic Cost/Benefit Analysis. Program and Enterprise Budgetng
  • Product Configuraton Control and Documentaton System Design
  • Process and Procedure Design
  • Specializing in Hands-On, Cost-Effectve, Reliable Solutons, Designs and Implementaton.

Abbreviated Portfolio (partial list)

  • Expert witness investigations, reports and services for 3 industrial litigation projects.
  • Design of mechanical systems and instrumentation for microprocessor based control systems for gas and steam turbines.
  • Modeling, simulation, design, installation and commissioning of emergency trip systems for industrial turbines.
  • Design, application, and construction of fuel injection systems for modernizing large bore industrial reciprocating engines.
  • Design of closed loop electro‐mechanical governor systems for controlling the speed of trans‐oceanic marine engines.
  • Design and application of new product configuration and document control systems for two start‐up Engineering Companies.
  • Collaborative design, construction, and application of a railroad track panel manufacturing facility.

Employment History (partial list)

Sep. 2002 – Present President, BarnCat, Inc. Engineering Services, Laporte, Colorado.
May 2002 – 2008 Director/Treasurer, Livermore Fire Protection District, Livermore, Colorado.
Mar. 2001 – Sep. 2002 Principal Engineer. Enginuity LLC, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Jun. 2000 – Mar. 2001 Senior Mechanical Engineer. General Electric, Global Controls Services, Loveland, Colorado.
1997 – 2000 Mechanical Application Engineer. Woodward Governor Company, Global Controls Division, Loveland, Colorado.
1988 – 1997 Mechanical Development Engineer. Woodward Governor Company, Fort Collins, Colorado.
1980 ‐ 1988 Journeyman Heavy Equipment and Diesel Mechanic. Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, Grand Junction, CO.


Colorado State University
, Fort Collins, Colorado: BS Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics.

Computer Proficiencies

Industry Standards Proficiencies




I have an extensive (>$30k) standards library collection including….

Inventor Pro

MS Word

Adobe Acrobat

ASME B16.5, B31, PTC,




MS Project

MS Publisher

Adobe Photoshop

Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code

IEC 61508



Sigma Plot

MS Excel


Power and Process Piping Codes

API 611, 612, 670



National Electric code (NFPA 70)




BarnCat Inc. - Engineering Services

Charlie Cote, M.E
PO Box 7139 ~ Los Osos, CA 93412

Office Ph:  +1 (805) 439-4031 ~ E-Fax: +1 (800) 509-8595
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