I been in the industry for 17 years.
It all started for me back in 2002 when I graduated from Hunter Business School. During my time there I studied electronics, computer repair and computer networking. Shortly after graduating I got a job with a small computer company building both personal computers to company grade servers. I decided to leave that company as I wanted to get more involved in electronic side of technology.
I found my self working for a small mom and pops TV repair shop, and wasn't long till i was picked up from Chuck E Cheese. By that time I was 19 turning on 20 doing basic repairs till they realized my potential in the electronics industry. At that time I was 21 and they promoted me to the Tech Manager position. This consisted working on all arcade machines as well as the animatronics of their robots. A couple of years later my District tech had got called to Iraq as he was in the reserves. I was then asked to help step in as there acting district tech position. I continued working with them till I was 25. I was with Chuck E Cheese for a little over 5 years.
I now work for another big arcade company (name I leave out) as Amusement Manager fixing arcade machines, board repair, all types of monitors from CRT tube to the newer LED TV's. I have worked on different types of pinball machines, Sega model 2 main boards to the newer equipment today. I am also in charge of maintaining and managing a bowling alley. I am still with them today 12 years later.
As the industry moves from simulation/video games to more redemption games (ticket type) I realized that it's been getting harder to find arcade technicians; that are still able to service the older equipment that I got on know and love as a kid.
My goal is to preserve these arcade machines from the 70s thru to the 90s. This is what I call the golden era of the arcade. If you have a machine from this era and having issues with it please feel free to contact me. Sometimes it something simple that I might be able to talk you through the repair over the phone. If you have a bad main board and it is a Jamma connector I can fix it with a test fixture I have made in house if your not local. If local I can do house calls as well. If you need to contact me go to the contact tab and leave me your info and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please for all people contacting me in the USA put +1 then area code in the phone number tab.