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James W. Romlein Sr. P.E.

1042 Richards Ave
Watertown, WI 53094-5024



 Summary of Qualifications

  • Extensive experience as a hand-on Professional Engineer, as an Engineering Manager, and as a Business Manager: to include marketing, sales and contract administration.
  • Strong emphasis on systems and infrastructure to include: design, implementation, operations & maintenance, and administration of public and private network facilities.
  • Broad experience in project development and implementation activities with clients
  • Skilled technical writer, graphics illustrator, and presenter
  • Leadership skills in developing consensus solutions among the Interested Parties
  • Active in standards and code development
  • Fluent in Microsoft (MS) Office Suite, MS Enterprise and Small Business Server, Business Accounting Applications, Adobe CS5 Suite, Cloud based services, and Web Design
  • Languages:   English, French, Spanish and some Farsi

Education and Professional Designations

Paris American High School – Paris France

Lawrence Institute of Technology – Detroit MI

Colorado University – Denver CO

1957 – 59 Major – Electrical Engineering


Wisconsin Registered Professional Engineer – 16578


Microsoft Certified Professional – 3585849


Microsoft Small Business Specialist


Professional Business Experience


R545.Org Corporation          Watertown, WI
Date: 2009 – Current           

Managing Director – Wisconsin Non-stock 501 (c)(3) 

Support Veteran and Charitable Initiatives.

MIS Labs, Inc                       Watertown, WI        

Date: 1976 - 2001

President – Professional Engineering Consulting Services for Telecommunication Systems and Infrastructure projects primarily located in the Midwestern US.

The primary objective of these projects was to improve the client’s business process by the effective application of telecommunications technologies.  The planning phase of each project consisted of learning the client’s business, understanding the organizational goals, and then showing senior management how the application of telecommunications technologies would improve their ability to meet the organization’s goals.

Projects of Interest include:  American Family, Land’s End, MATC - University of Iowa, Folely and Lardner, A. O. Smith, Monroe Hospital, City of Madison, Milwaukee Public Schools, Monona Terrace, Total TV, AT&T, Volk Field Communications Center, and M&I Bank Alternate Data Center, University of Hawaii, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and Allen Bradley

 A complete listing of clients and projects is available.


California Pacific Utilities     Myrtle Creek, OR

Date: 1967 – 1969


District Engineer

California Pacific Utilities is as public utility enterprise that owns and operates utility systems.  In the Myrtle Creek District, CalPac owns the telephone, gas, water, electric and telephone utilities.  I was the district engineer.


Telecom Contractor              Continental US

Date: 1960 – 1967


Alaska General Alarm – Manager Fairbanks Operation

Clients: Ft. Wainwright, Elmendorf AFB, Banks, Jewelers, and Bars in Fairbanks


City of Fairbanks Telephone System – Lineman
Flood Reconstruction


Communications Construction Contractors -Forman

City of Anchorage Telephone Utility Earth Quake Reconstruction


Henkel’s & McCoy – Central Office Equipment Installer

AC/DC Power Systems – Infrastructure

Standards, Codes, and Other Activities


Member U.S. National Committee to the International Electrotechnical Commission

Head of U.S. Delegation IEC TC-100 “Audio, Video and Multimedia Systems and Equipment

Board of Governors of the Electronic Industries Alliance

Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association

Chairman of the TIA Technical Committee

Chairman Working Group Committee of the ANSI Information Infrastructure Standards Panel

Chairman of TIA Engineering Committee TR-41.5 Multimedia Systems

Chairman of TIA TR-41.7.2 Premises Safety Committee - Commercial Premises Grounding Standard

Principal Member of the U.S. National Electrical Code, Code Making Panel – 16

Member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee

Member of the ANSI Homeland Security Standards Panel

Member of the ANAI Critical Infrastructure Standards Panel

Member Wisconsin – Department of Veterans Affairs – Legislative Review Committee

Member Wisconsin – Department of Veterans Affairs – Finance Committee

President – Old Abe Chapter of the 101st Airborne Division Association

Member of the FEMA Practitioner SIG


Other Items

Private Pilot – Multi-engine rating

Scuba Diver

Military: 1956-1958 - 101st Airborne Como 

 Married with 4 children

 Instructor: Technology Infrastructure, Grounding Systems, Ballroom Dance