Lee Howard is an Electrical Engineer who has over 20 years of combined experience in the study and testing of electricity, electronics and electromagnetism with 15 years specializing in the research, advancement and design of lightning and surge protection solutions.
Mr. Howard joined Lightning Eliminators & Consultants, Inc. (LEC) in 1996 as a Research and Development Technician. Since that time he completed his degree with the Devry Institutes and has been integral in the development and/or improvement of the majority products in LEC’s portfolio.
In addition Lee has an extensive background in laboratory protocols and practices in experimentation and testing as well as years of product management, lab management, and field services including engineering and design support. His responsibilities have included engineering solutions for the Product Development group from initial concept to full production, design and testing of lightning and surge suppression devices, providing technical and engineering support, and assisting the Chief Scientist in the development and testing of theories related to lightning physics. Recently he has also been tasked with developing and running the Smart Ground program, a new engineering service offered by LEC.
He is an Electrical Engineer with vision and a penchant for attention to detail, possessing a comprehensive outlook for the types of problems that must be solved to achieve a successful outcome. He has been involved in some of LEC’s highest profile projects and products and has co-published two papers with LEC’s Chief Scientist.
Prior to Electrical Engineering, Mr. Howard served in the U.S. Navy as a Fire Control Technician, where he began his technical journey, maintaining and working on various weapon system radars and computers.
Mr. Howard holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and holds a certificate in Power Systems from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Among his scientific and engineering interests are theoretical physics, robotics and space exploration.