Mel Underwood is a skilled electronics technician who is quality oriented and customer focused. During his eight years with the U.S. Air Force, Mel gained recognition for his work maintaining, installing, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing some forty-two different systems on various aircraft. In addition, Mel served as trainer and supervisor reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-5) before honorably discharging from the Air Force in 1994.
Mel also has over eight years' experience in the communications industry and was responsible for designing and installing custom emergency equipment for police, fire, and emergency medical vehicles, as well as, land based repeater sites; this included the antenna and coaxial transmission lines, remote control points, and mobile and portable radios.
Mel began his gas career with Rosemount Analytical in 2001 as a Technical Support Representative in the International Department. He dealt directly with customers, providing technical assistance (operational theory and troubleshooting) and administrative support. Mel generated sales quotes, repair quotes, warranty requests, and coordinated international shipments.
Mel joined RIGAS in 2004. He has since become well known in the industry for his expertise on all of the Rosemount OPM2000 analyzer models and on the opacity analyzers of several other major manufacturers (Teledyne, LAND, Durag, OPAL). He also has considerable experience on the 5100A (CO analyzer), OCX4400 (combustibles analyzer). Mel resides in the town that Judge Orr founded (Orrville) (you might know that your favorite jellies and jams come from Smucker's of Orrville, Ohio).