Achievement oriented goal driven Information Systems Manager and former Software Programmer / Consultant with over 28 years of expertise as an Information Systems Professional, including project leadership, and software development. Additionally, I have 11 years of education (teaching) experience including 4 years college level education and 7 years of private high school experience (Houseparent) where I developed my skills in managing large diverse groups.
Information Systems Manger
Academic Chair / Business Administration Division
Academic Chair / Information Technology Division and Professor of IT
Systems Analyst / Programmer Analyst
Residential Counselor (Houseparent)
Bilingual: Spanish (worked in Mexico)
Nestlé Purina PetCare, Mechanicsburg, PA 6 / 07 - Present
Information Systems Manager
Reported directly to plant manager and to corporate Vice-president of IS in St. Louis, Mo.
Responsible for all computing systems (administrative and factory floor) of a 24/7 pet food manufacturing plant.
Managed local IS staff (5), budget ($500,000 + Capital), resources and inventory of equipment
Slashed expense costs over $200,000 annually by using smart spending practices including alternative vendor resources
Right sized IS staffing providing 24/7/365 coverage
Created hardware inventory plan so as not to disrupt manufacturing or shipping process.
Also managed the Training Department (2 years) and Safety Department (10 months).
Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts, Mechanicsburg, PA 2 / 05 – 6 / 07
Systems Trainer 2, Common Pleas Project
Trained users in 67 counties of Pennsylvania on Common Please Case Management (CPCMS) software package.
Trained users in system implementation and assisted in rollout as required by each county.
Build relationships with end user community both before, during, and after training and implementation.
Central Pennsylvania College, Summerdale, PA 2001 – 2 / 2005.
Academic Chair, Business Administration Division (July 2004 – February 2005)
Academic Chair, Information Technology Division (2001 – 2004)
Professor, Information Technology (2001 – February 2005)
Professor, Business Administration (2002 – February 2005)
Supervise eight full time Professors, up to 35 adjunct faculty, student employee staff of 4, and over 700 students enrolled in division.
Implemented two new degrees: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, and Bachelor of Science in CyberSecurity
Implemented internship program for bachelor level students of Information Technology and Multimedia / Internet Production.
Advise students on academic issues as well as providing career and personal issue advice.
Budget: $990,000 annual
Member of Student Discipline Committee
Eastern University, St. Davids PA 2000 - 2003
Adjunct faculty in Bachelor Degree Completion Program.
Mentor and advise adult students seeking to complete their undergraduate education
Milton Hershey School, Hershey, PA 1994 – 2001
Residential Counselor (Houseparent)
Responsible for (along with my wife as team) the care, nurturing, and supervision of 12 senior high and middle school age boys
Administered budgets, work assignments, performance reviews, and student discipline.
Assisted students with homework, special assignments, and teaching life skills.
Trip Leader for three years to Mexico. Led (1998) 20 students on trips to Matamoros and Reynosa Tamaulipas, Mexico on work and witness trips. Responsible for adults and students, as well as activities while in Mexico.
People to People Student Ambassador Program (2000). Lead delegation of 12 students on a two-week wilderness exploration trip to Yosemite National Park. Taught students responsibility, team membership, and leadership skills.
Wesson, Taylor, Wells & Associates, Charlotte, NC 1987 – 1994
Information Systems Consultant
Numerous clients including GE, Dupont, HP, AMP Incorporated
Responsible for software enhancements and development to MANMAN/X (Unix)
Reviewed user specifications and assigned them to programming staff
Tested completed applications and trained users and consultants in procedures used to enhance system.
Supervised both staff programmers and contract consultants / programmers
National Medical Care, McAllen, TX 1992 – 1993
Senior Systems Analyst / M. I. S. Analyst
Managed international data center in medical manufacturing environment
Trained user staff in Mexico and United States, which required use of bilingual skills. Training consisted of shop floor management systems and engineering systems.
Scheduled resources, planned projects, trained technical staff
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Marietta, GA 1992
Developed an implementation plan to migrate company to HP-3000 MANMAN environment (FORTRAN)
Supervised Information Systems staff during implementation and user training (ASK System Manager (ASK User Security, Database Administrator)
Celanese, Kingsville, TX 1984 – 1987
Senior Programmer / Analyst
Implemented a multi-user HP-1000 Laboratory Data Management System (FORTRAN 77) in a plastics manufacturing environment. User community included laboratory personnel, manufacturing units, engineers, and management.
Designed and implemented a Data Archiving System and Chemical Exposure Tracking System
MBA, Management, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
BA, Organizational Management, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers: 2003 and 2004