Amber Waves Integration is a family owned company founded for the purpose of providing cost-effective automation solutions. Located in Richardton, ND, AWI services the entire state of ND, SD, MN, and eastern MT.
AWI can provide complete solutions or individual pieces. Whether you are building a new facility, renovating a current plant or simply adding a new piece of equipment we have a solution that is right for you.
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Kalvin is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has been working in the manufacturing and automation industry for all of his professional career. His experience ranges from mobile automated equipment to entire plant automation systems. Working in a wide range of industries has allowed Kalvin to gain valuable experience with real-world applications. From trucks that paint the road to machines that automatically test RFID tags, all these items have PLCs.
After graduating from NDSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Kalvin started his career at Alien Technology, an RFID manufacturing company. As a Test Engineer, he was in charge of equipment that tested RFID tags. Working with this equipment allowed Kalvin to get his first experience with Allen Bradley PLCs as he modified equipment to allow for new RFID tags to be tested.
Upon the closing of Alien’s Fargo plant, Kalvin moved on to Epic Solutions where he played a pivotal role in the development and improvement of automated equipment for the road construction industry. Epic specializes in the monitoring of paint trucks that paint lines on highways. Kalvin jointly holds a patent for his part in developing a method of monitoring the application of pavement marking materials.
After leaving Epic Solutions Kalvin began working as a Controls Engineer for JDP Automation. There he designed and programmed PLC automation systems for grain elevators and manufacturing plants. During his time at JDP Kalvin worked his way to become the Controls Team Lead.
Kalvin is currently the President and lead designer at Amber Waves Integration and oversees all day-to-day operations.
Stanford has come back to his North Dakota roots after a long career in Information Technology in Minnesota. He joined Amber Waves Integration in April 2017.
After graduating from NDSU with a double Major in Computer Science – Management Information Systems and Business Administration Stanford started his career at Control Data in Bloomington MN. There he worked on the support of a worldwide computer time-sharing system, Advanced Operating System Design and Development, And Operating System Accounting and Validation Design, among other things.
After 9 years at Control Data, he moved to Hutchinson MN to join Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M). There he was the lead designer and developer of their Manufacturing Execution System (MES) product. MES was used to automate and control all aspects of the manufacturing process at the two 3M manufacturing plants in Hutchinson. In Hutchinson 3M manufactured Video Tape, Scotch Tape, Post It Notes, Display films, Packaging Materials, along with 1000’s of other products. The MES system was used to oversee every aspect of the manufacturing process, helping hundreds of users do their day to day jobs.
In 2017, after 25+ years with 3M, Stanford took the opportunity to retire from 3M, move to the lake and bring his database and MES expertise to Amber Waves Integration. He is currently the AWI Database Development Specialist and splits his time between his home office on beautiful Blanche Lake MM, the Fargo office, and the Richardton office.
Doug has been a consultant in the electronics industry for over 25 years, specializing in hardware design. His experience spans every aspect of electronic hardware from embedded microcontroller- and DSP-based systems to microwave and optical sensor design. He has been involved in all aspects of product development including research and development, manufacturing, test and measurement, applications, human factors, and marketing to advanced planning and concepts. Most of his activity of late has been in the optimization of solar power utilization and brushless DC motor control.
Doug is currently president of Amber Waves, Inc., a company devoted to research, design, and manufacturing. He received his BSEE from North Dakota State University in 1993.
He started his career in the embedded systems area working at Phoenix International in Fargo, ND, designing ruggedized electronic controllers and sensors for the off-highway vehicle industry. After two years of product engineering, Doug was chosen as the Lead Engineer for a new Applied Research and Development division at Phoenix International. While there he worked on such systems as a fiber optic based seed counter, a Doppler-effect ground speed sensor, and a short range altimeter for non-contact distance measuring. He jointly holds five patents with the team he led.
Doug briefly returned to NDSU to work on a masters degree where he refined the design of a pulsed-Doppler blood flow sensor for NASA to study the effects of microgravity on the cardiovascular system. He also worked on an ultra-low-power wireless personal area networking scheme for Rockwell-Collins.
After grad school, Doug joined the Internet startup BeAtHome.com where he designed the hardware for the two-time Consumer Electronics Show winning BeAtHome security and home automation system. He has since co-founded Amber Waves, Inc., where he consults full time while overseeing day-to-day activities of a manufacturing company.
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