J. C. Hyde develops innovative, profitable products that improve your quality of life.

Key Skills:
  - Team builder
  - Strategic thinker with extensive cross-discipline experience
  - Embedded real-time control expert
  - Accomplished programmer in microprocessor assembly language   - Analog and digital hardware design and PCB layout


Stanford University , M.S.E.E., Depth of Study in Digital Signal Processing and Modern Control Theory

General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), B.E.E., Thesis title: "A Gas Gauge Using the Tank as a Resonant Cavity at Radio Frequencies", Graduated with Distinction

Current Projects:

Co-owner, HPworks of Colonial Beach, VA, a shop specializing in installation and tuning of high performance fuel injection systems for cars and boats. Equipped with an in-ground Dynojet chassis dyno, an extensive machine shop and years of experience, Larry Strouth can fuel inject and tune almost anything. In addition, he spends much of his time straightening out systems that other tuners have given up on.

Work History:

March 2002 to present DI Development, LLC, Oak Hill, VA. Owner and lead developer for DELTEQ line of distributorless ignition upgrade kits for 1992-1997 LT1-type engines. The kit converts the troublesome Opti Spark distributor system to reliable distributorless technology for less money than a dealer charges to replace the old distributor.

September 1996 to January 2002 Electromotive, Inc. , Manassas, VA. Chief Engineer (and Chief Operating Officer for a time)

Completely revised the whole product line using programmable logic instead of the previous ASICs. Upgraded stand-alone ignitions from HPV to HPX (since upgraded to XDI) with added features, accuracy and reliability. Redesigned Electromotive's engine management systems from TEC-II to TEC3 with improved capability, reliability and appearance, as well as lower manufacturing cost. The TEC3 is a sophisticated, multi-processor controller with remote-mounted direct-fire coils for 2/3/4/6/8/12 cylinder engines.

November 1995 to May 1996 Hypertech, Inc. , Vice President for Marketing, supervised successful launch of several products, including the "Power Programmer (current revision is the Power Programmer III". The PP3 added a plug-in slot to the standard Power Programmer, allowing for easy programming upgrades and a function module that turned the Power Programmer into a Data & Trouble Code Scanner.

January 1993 to November 1995 Hypertech, Inc. , Director of Advance Engineering. Planning the future products of this very successful company in the performance automotive aftermarket. Invented the "Power Programmer":
  - First aftermarket device capable of reprogramming GM's engine/powertrain control modules
  - Winner of Computer Shopper's Mondo Cool Award
  - Brought product from concept to production.

Also reverse-engineered, rewrote and CARB certified GM's car and truck calibrations for gaseous fuels. Sales rose from $2.8M to over $7M during my tenure with this company. Current sales of Power Programmer products estimated at $20M+ per year.

October 1991 to December 1992 Autotronic Controls Corp. (aka "MSD Ignition") Director of Fuel Management. Planned and directed sales and advertising of fledgling fuel management division. Also directed development of electronic fuel injection controllers for 2-cycle engines and gaseous fueled engines.

January 1989 to September 1991 Consulting/contract engineering for various high tech companies. Supported Mazda Motorsport on SCCA World Challenge program. Won SCCA Northwest Division in the SSGT class with a Mazda RX-7 Turbo.

October 1986 to January 1989 Balco/Snap-on Tools , Program Leader. Invented the "Snap-on Scanner" concept and brought it to production. Total sales to date over $500 million.

April 1984 to October 1986 Prototype Automotive Services, Inc., Director of Electronic Engineering. Supervised several short term projects in this small company pressure cooker, providing fast response engineering services to the major automakers.

Prototype Automotive Services (previously Industrial Concepts Engineering) later evolved into:
  - PAS, Inc. (subsidiary)
  - PAS South (Tampa-based racing division)
  - then Wheel-to-Wheel, Inc.
  - and Tecstar Automotive Group
  - which are now under the umbrella of Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc (QTWW)

August 1972 to April 1984 General Motors Advance Product Engineering, Senior Project Engineer. Worked on several successive projects, including Automotive GPS (Global Positioning Systems) and Gas Turbine Engine fuel controls.

Other Activities
  - Amateur and professional sports car racing, 1978 through 2000
  - 5th Place 1982 SCCA Showroom Stock B National Championship race (Driver)
  - 1988 IMSA Firehawk Gran Sport Champions (Team Member/Driver)
  - 1990 SCCA North Pacific Division SSGT Champion (Driver)

To find out what I can do for you, email or call 703-476-3566

Built for Speed -  Updated 6/25/2007