Arthur Eirikssen Leerskov Jr.
1534 West Corsicana Street
Athens TX 75751-2228
email: ael @


Dallas: (214) 764-3937
Athens, Texas (903) 484-6060
Santa Monica, CA (310) 496-2100
Washington, DC:  (202) 600-3893

Art Leerskov


Multi-talented Systems Engineer with over twenty years experience.
Thrives in professional team environments demanding unusual, problem-solving ingenuity
enhanced by solid communication, documentation and interpersonal expertise.


Information and Business Systems Management
Project Leader & Manager, Systems & Design Engineer
H/W & S/W Documentation, Training Materials & Instruction



Work History

Vice President of Information Systems
Lorax Corporation, Athens, Texas : 1999 – 2002

  • The company, a startup working with the Texas A&M Chemical Engineering department, was slated to be a $350 million producer of polyethylene and polypropylene pipe and air duct insulation. Initially hired to design the electrical power system installation and the manufacturing process controls in a 741,000 sq.ft. facility, the former Curtis Mathes television manufacturing plant, I was to ultimately head the management, financial and technical information systems. Circumstances often required me to manage and resolve a rather broad scope of problems and issues.
  • Served as Chairman of the Creditors’ Committee after owner’s financial planning went terminally awry.



Independent Contractor
Terebrae Technologies, Dallas, Texas : 1982 - 2005

  • AT&T: Wrote systems programmer and user technical documentation for AT&T’s NCR 7780 Remittance and Invoice transport. Performed OS/2 software QA and release control. Configured programmers’ LAN.
  • BAE Automated Systems: Wrote Operations and Maintenance manuals for sophisticated baggage conveyor systems, including Aer Lingus and America West Airlines in Phoenix. Developed method to generate complex user documentation directly from PLC program data.
  • University of Houston / Navarro College: Developed SuperCollider technician training curricula. Wrote text for high-vacuum techs and presented over satellite network. TSTC-Waco was interested in using text but the SSC was cancelled.
  • Richland College: Taught credit classes in Industrial Robotics and Desktop Publishing with Ventura Publisher.
  • Kraft Foods: Installed, calibrated and debugged prototype tank monitor. Wrote proposal for an enhanced system.
  • Beal Communications: Increased customer base and tripled sales of startup LAN hardware manufacturer.  Served briefly as president
  • Hybrid Oil Tools: Designed and developed custom ATE for testing and calibrating downhole oil tools



Project Leader
E-Systems, Advanced Systems, Garland, Texas : 1979 - 1981

                Led project team designing MC68000-based distributed control network for a classified intelligence system.


Project Engineer
NCR Corporation, Advanced Development, Millsboro, Delaware : 1978 - 1979

  • Analyzed and reported on the life-cycle cost of current impact and proposed thermal printer technologies.
  • Researched and evaluated the available microprocessors for next generation cash register.


Design Engineer
Texas Instruments, Dallas, Sherman, Austin : 1973 - 1978

  • Digital Systems Division: Dramatically reduced static discharge sensitivity in TI-770 personal computer.
  • Harpoon and Tomahawk Missile Program: Cut time by 1/3 to test and qualify subsystems and cables for large Automatic Anechoic Radar Test Chamber. Developed effective troubleshooting methods during system integration. Wrote assembly language and test programs for other ATE systems. Worked first in QRA, then moved to ATE engineering.
  • Petroleum Exploration Division: Increased pull-in force 6x in seismic air gun solenoid with a much-simplified, more reliable and cheaper design. Used early computer modeling tools to optimize hydrophone impedance matching components. Designed circuitry to enhance firing controller capabilities. Developed acceptance for new sonobouys for use in Canada. Solved problems in real-time monitoring of air gun firing parameters leading to valuable company patents.


Laboratory Technician
Texas Instruments, Corporate Research Laboratories, Dallas : 1969 - 1970



BS Electrical Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas : 1972


MBA Major
University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management Dallas, Texas : 1975

and Licenses

MCSE: TCP/IP, SQL Server, Windows NT, Windows 95.
General Radiotelephone Commercial Operator   Master Electrician   Private Pilot   
Member Mensa and Intertel
formerly: IEEE, ISA, Basic & Advanced Public Speaking Clubs

[All Licenses]

Continuing Education
and other


Texas Instruments, Dallas: Digital Subsystems, Designing with Microprocessors I, Designing with Microprocessors II (TMS 9900 and Intel 8080), MOS ICs, Linear ICs, Interface ICs, IBM JCL, Finance and Budgeting, Profitability and Cash Flow.
University of Connecticut, Storrs: 28th Statistical Quality Control Conference.
The William Oncken Corporation, Dallas: Managing Management Time
Rockwell Intl., Richardson, Texas: Principles and Application of the R6502 Microprocessor and the AIM-65 Microcomputer.
Motorola Inc., Dallas: Principles and Application of the MC6800 Microprocessor.
Motorola Inc., Phoenix: Principles and Application of the MC68000 Microprocessor.
E-Systems, Garland, Texas: Pascal Programming
Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business: Power Talk.
Texas Instruments Seminar: Symposium on Artificial Intelligence.
IBM Seminar: IBM LAN and System 2.
Intel (with Pioneer): Intel 80386 Chipset.
AT&T Seminar: Western Electric 32200 Chipset.
Eastfield College, Mesquite, Texas: PWB Design and Layout, NEC Masters-level.
Richland College, Dallas: Management Techniques for Business & Industry, Technical Writing, Journalism, AutoCAD, C Programming, Industrial Robotics, Ventura Publisher.
University of Texas, Arlington / Infotec: Microsoft IT Courses for MCSE certification

[All Certificates]

Patents and

4,034,827 USPTO [Seismic] Air gun utilizing magnetized shuttle: Leerskov, et al.
4,047,591 Air gun monitoring and synchronizing method ...: Ward, et al.
The Life-Cycle Cost of Thermal Printing: written for NCR Corporation, Millsboro, Delaware.
America West Airlines Baggage Conveyor Operations and Maintenance Manual: for BAE Automated Systems.
High Vacuum Technology and the SuperCollider: written for the University of Houston, presented on
NEC Card Set for Electricians: designed and produced for Mills Electrical Contractors, Inc.
1996 NEC Expanded Index: Copyright March 28, 1997.



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