Derek started his career more than 29 years ago as a filter designer in the defense sector before moving to the broadcast industry in 1993 to develop new products for FM and TV. After receiving a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1986 from the University of Maine, Orono, he was responsible for the design of passive microwave components and filter subsystems for military programs with M/ A-Com and Continental Microwave. From 1993 to 2014, Derek was the primary developer of high power filter products and other passive components for Passive Power Products/ERI and Myat Inc. Throughout his career, Derek has provided sales and marketing support and has presented technical papers at many industry events including NAB, WABE, and PBS Technical Conferences.
Derek holds 4 patents related to broadcast filters and IBOC combining.