The Real Time Team

At Real Time, you will find what might be the most experienced and talented staff in the electric chassis dynamometer industry. The expertise that Real Time offers you is not concentrated in the hands of one or two individuals. Instead, we have a group of specialists who form a core of the Real Time team. Our expertise and experience extend into all areas of product development and manufacturing, including engineering, quality control and management.

We have structured Real Time to provide you, the customer, with the following:

Among the many talented individuals involved in our efforts, the Real Time team includes the following key people:

Severino D'Angelo, B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E. President of Real Time. An electrical engineer by training, Severino (AKA Sev) has dedicated his entire career to the development of electric dynamometers. As early as 1975, he developed the speed control method, also known as the integral method of inertia simulation. This control technique is used today by dynamometer manufacturers in Europe and the United States. In 1980, Severino developed the fast-responding Feed Forward control technology which is now recognized world-wide as the technology of choice. He headed the design and manufacturing teams that produced the first EPA electric certification dynamometers. These electric dynamometers are widely used by vehicle manufacturers, oil companies and government certification agencies in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Severino has authored eight SAE papers and six patents in the fields of instrumentation, inertia simulation and electric dynamometers.

Charles L. Brownell, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Technical Writing. Formerly a marine biologist, Charles joined the ranks of dynamometer experts in 1991. Since then, he has authored four SAE papers on the subject and written extensively about dynamometer control, operation and maintenance. He has a firm understanding of dynamometer technology from both the control and mechanical point of view, and at the same time, is a very personable and conscientious customer supporter. His writing skills are put to use in the design of our brochures and product manuals as well as all technical documentation.

William G. Mears, B.S., P.E. Technical Director. Recognized internationally for his contributions to dynamometer technology, Bill has dedicated over 35 years of his career to the development and testing of chassis dynamometers. His area of expertise includes control theories, instrumentation and mechanical design. Bill has authored four patents in dynamometer controls, vehicle diagnostic instrumentation and emission control devices. He has authored two SAE papers and contributes regularly to SAE committees for which he has received SAE's certification of appreciation for outstanding contribution. In addition, he has been active with the International Standards Organization Working Group on road load measurement.

The photo shows Curtis at the commissioning of the DynoCal at California's Bureau of Automotive Repair. Garrett Torgerson, now of Sierra Research, is seated at right.

Curtis Brownell, B.A., B.S., M.A. Computer Systems. A brilliant software programmer in real time control systems, Curtis was the design team leader of the computer system controlling the EPA 48-inch electric dynamometers and has been responsible for many innovative solutions to the challenges of accurate road simulation. Curtis is most appreciated by his colleagues and business associates for his problem solving and organizational skills. Customers are particularly appreciative of the quick action, efficient service and friendly response they receive from him. This multi-talented individual graduated with honors in computer science and has now accumulated ten highly productive years of experience in his field.

J. Scott Counts, President of KLC Enterprises, Inc., brings to Real Time the experience and dedication of his talented staff. Scott began working with KLC at its inception in 1969. Over the years, he has been involved in every phase of its operation. He became president in 1984 and has since worked with his staff to develop it into a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. KLC is set up to download from CAD to CAM to its turning and machining centers on the manufacturing floor. It has built many special machines for the automotive industry, including essentially all the dynamometers featured on these web pages. KLC is now the manufacturing arm of Real Time with a commitment to quality and customer satisfaction equal to that of the entire Real Time team.

Don Fredendall. President of Michigan Industrial Controls. Don and his team are experts in modern AC and DC variable-speed drives, and have collaborated with Real Time on several very successful dynamometer projects. Don is particularly appreciated by us and our customers because of his congenial and steady disposition, combined with a remarkably thorough knowledge of his craft. In addition to running Michigan Industrial Controls, Don teaches evening classes in drive technology.

Barbara D'Angelo, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Administration. A clinical psychologist and former university professor, Barbara is now responsible for Real Time's non-technical operations.

Luz Miller, B.S. Senior Accountant. Luz is a native of the Phillipines. She has been Real Time's financial accounting expert since the roll-out of our first dynamometers.

Daniel and Jonathan Brownell, 2nd and 3rd from the left

Jonathan Brownell. B.S. Computer programmer. Jonathan is our C++ expert. He single-handedly developed software for our project at LeTourneau, Inc., in Longview, TX, where we supplied, with Michigan Industrial Control, a very flexible control and data-acquisition system for testing 500-hp DC motors for huge earth-moving equipment. Jonathan also developed the software for the Sierra Research Dynamometer Testers.

Daniel Brownell. B.S. Webmaster. A Computer Science graduate from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, Daniel is the creator of the study program Quick Cram, and author of the award-winning essay "Existentialism and The Prince".