1998 – 2016 – Analyst/Network Administrator/Systems manager for a local manufacturing company. Accomplishments here include implementing wireless network access to the entire campus. Brought computer access for time tracking work order scanning and mechanical drawing viewing to the factory floor. Moved marketing contact management, e-mail server and payroll functions from local servers to the cloud. In a few months after joining the company I resolved a server problem which had been causing 30 minutes to 2 hours down time for all users about twice a month. I designed and implemented a new physical inventory counting and recording system. Switched ISP’s and phone service providers several times, saving money and improving service each time. Implemented network address translation, making our LAN computers unavailable for access over the Internet without interruption of any Internet services by local users and have installed a number of new firewalls including the latest Cisco ASA firewall. Brought development of company web site in house. Supported from twenty users and two servers when I started employment to over one hundred users and a dozen virtual servers.
1996 – 1998 – Systems Analyst with Packagenet, a Service Organization servicing over 3,500 supermarket locations, nationwide. My biggest accomplishment was the design and implementation of moving data entry of weekly paperwork overseas and the related procedures for transferring information both ways. This allowed a workforce reduction, from six to three people in the data entry department. I was selected to stay during two separate layoffs which saw the IS Department reduced from ten to four people.
1986 – 1996 – Office manager for a CPA Firm. Initial duties included hardware and software installation and some custom programming for clients. Three months after I began full-time employment the bookkeeper /administrator died and I assumed full responsibility for this work under the title Office Manager. I computerized all bookkeeping functions using Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheets and later installed Mas90 accounting software. I converted the data from the time and billing and accounts receivable systems on a larger computer to Mas90, running on a PC. With the help of some Lotus spreadsheets I engineered the moving of the entire office (furniture, equipment, etc.) in one weekend with no down time. This happened at the very busiest time of the year.
1981 – 1986 – MIS Director and programmer for McCurdy Seed Company in Fremont, IA. Wrote programs on IBM midrange systems and directed operations. Some accomplishments include the complete design and implementation of inventory and maintenance systems. Revamped chart of accounts for general ledger to make it more User and computer friendly. Wrote several programs to eliminate the need for hiring part-time help.
1979 – 1981 – Computer programmer for Keokuk Area Hospitals in Keokuk, IA. Designed software and wrote programs for patient services, inventory, accounts receivable and other areas. Worked on IBM midrange level machines and engineered installation of a new system. Worked with all departments to design new systems and maintain of existing systems.
1974 – 1979 – Expediter/Serviceman for Calhoun Real Estate in Batavia, IA. Franchise sold factory built homes. I worked with homeowners, franchisor, and contractors doing site preparation, schedule coordinating, and warranty and other service on new, factory built homes.
1970 – 1974 – U S Navy. Stationed in Hawaii, Norfolk VA, Charleston SC. Duties were mainly in computer operations on varying systems with some light programming.
1968 – 1970 – Student at Indian Hills community college in Ottumwa, IA. Received AA Degree in Electronic Data Processing. Much of the training was in specific computer languages. Additional training for the degree was provided in the areas of accounting, communications skills, systems analysis, etc.
1968 – Graduate Cardinal High School, Eldon, IA