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About us:

Banister Design has been helping companies, and even individuals, turn their ideas into products since 2004. 

Banister Design Principles and Associates:

Gerald Cooper , Owner, Embedded Software team leader

Gerald founded Banister Design after working for GE Mobile Radio and its successor companies as a systems engineer, embedded software developer, and in engineering management. Gerald also served in similar capacities in Ericsson Land Mobile Radio and headed Ericssonís SkunkWorks team in Lynchburg,VA. Gerald led Ericssonís Cable and DSL Modem development team, and transitioned to AASTRA Telecom of Canada when Ericsson sold its modem operation to AASTRA. Gerald served on GE and Ericssonís Patent Advisory Board, and has more than 10 US patents in various disciplines.

Since leaving AASTRA, Gerald has returned primarily to embedded firmware development and system design. In his spare time, Gerald volunteers as an EMT-Enhanced for his local rescue squad, and builds kayaks.