Alvin R. Paden
Manager, Magnetic Moments Academic Products Division
Alvin R. Paden is a Co-Founder of LaunchPoint Technologies Inc. and currently oversees the Magnetic Moments Academic Products Division of LaunchPoint. Al received his Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering (BSEE) degree from Oregon State University in 1957 and has worked on major defense contracts with Raytheon Company, Electromagnetic Systems Division, until co-founding LaunchPoint in 1992. He has over 30 years of experience in electrical design, system integration, and project management. Project management positions include the Navy's SLQ-32 shipboard electronic countermeasures system development, and the Air Force ALQ-184 airborne countermeasures system. Al has served as a project manager for a number of LaunchPoint projects including the StreamLiner maglev artificial heart. Al currently manages the Magnetic Moments product line which includes the Magnetic Bearing Controller (MBC) and Eddy-Current Sensors (ECS).