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Manager Project

Missouri City, Texas, United States
February 21, 2019

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Russell O. Carter

**** **** ***** **., ******** City, TX 77459 Mobile: 480-***-****


Professional Summary

Over 15 years of industry experience . He has over twelve years of experience in a leadership capacity in the technology industry with the last five focused on innovative data enterprise systems integration with additional emphasis on, wireless network systems, Industrial Internet of Things IIOT, location-based services, WiMAX, LTE, Telematics, Telemedicine, cloud-based architectures.

Also has experience with managing projects with 10 million-plus budgets utilizing MS Project for Construction, Automation, Smart Grid, Distribution Generation, fiber, microwave and cellular installations, maintenance, tuning, capacity planning and performance measurement, mobile hardware/software evaluation and selection, conversion and migration projects, and data center.

Industry exposure includes GPS insight fleet management, Amazon Web Services, Product Development, Supply Chain Management, Financial Forecasting, Smart Grid, telecommunications, Utilities, SCADA, Solar, and Energy Storage.

Has five U.S. patents issued; U.S. Patent No. 7,510,474, 7,828,654, 8,870,649, 9,367,990, and 9,711,003.

Professional Experience

Honeywell Process Solutions, Houston TX (August 2017 to Present) (CONFIDENTIAL)

Sr. Technical Sales Consultant

Establish and Manages customer relationships globally, and provide expertise for Product Development, Manufacturing and Sales team for Honeywell’s Internet of Things solution in for its Natural Gas Product Suite.

Design and Implemented the onboarding process that improve the onboarding cycle time for M2M Natural Gas devices. The process included getting Excel spread sheet accurate with the certified devices information in order to provisioned and activated them on the Wireless Carriers (AT&T EOD portal and Verizon Thingspace ) network. Verified that the International OEM such as Flextronics included the proper information was married together (IMEI and Sim).

Lead team that Setup Private APN with Verizon and AT&T to our data center.

Work with Verizon and AT& T on Data Plan for Honeywell Mercury Offering.

Setup Enterprise accounts in Wireless Carrier portals.

Lead a team that Develops the Cloud Base IOT Meter Data Management solution for Natural Gas customers.

Designed and prepared technical presentations and recommended solutions for client issues.

Train customers and channel partners on the Honeywell’s Connected Solution for Natural Gas.

Develop multi-level relationships within assigned accounts using available internal and external resources, and where appropriate channel partner resource, to maximize revenues opportunities and establish Honeywell as a strategic partner.

Lead mentored a team of engineers and channel partners by showing them the process how to customize effective requirements to customers that met unique demands.

Interactive Medical Group, Houston, TX (December 2016 to August 2017)


Helped develop a solution for Startup -MSO which integrated technology such as telemedicine, LTE, Cloud, Cyber Security and mobile devices with Private medical practices.

Made sure that the Telemedicine and Healthcare IOT solution stays HIPAA compliant as well.

Integrated Advance MD, and Chiron health Software solutions.

Worked with Property managers on facility requirements.

CenterPoint Energy, Houston, TX (September 2011 to December 2016)

Smart/Intelligent Grid Technology Manager

Created an innovative remote communications solution to integrate multiple vendors Intelligent Grid Switching SCADA Devices (ABB, Siemens, National Instruments, and SEL) utilizing the latest communication technology such as (Fiber, WiMAX, LTE, and Qualcomm’s GOBI Technology) with Cyber Security. The solution saved CenterPoint energy 30 million dollars annually. An integral part of the Project PMO team for the 500-million-dollar Department of Energy Smart Grid Project. Develop user case process models using Visio. Develop WBS and track projects utilizing MS Project Server. Collaborated with cross-functional teams utilizing Excel and SharePoint. Utilize SAP for Asset Management for the duration of the project.

Design solutions that help the ability of a distribution control command to reach an IED, which depended on the capability of the communications system used. To provide the highest availability of telecommunications networks, as well as provide a highly secure system. Lead a team that implements an independent dual-path telecommunications network between the ADMS and the intelligent re-closer controls into CenterPoint’s distribution system. One communications path uses WiMAX technology, while the other path uses a cellular or satellite solution. These communications paths are secured by two cellular virtual private networks (VPN) end-to-end devices. Tested and approved several wireless device vendors’ products for smart grid solution.

Developed the telecommunications requirements for distribution generation helping companies comply with the interconnection agreement while remaining in compliance with ERCOT and NERC CIP standards. Develop several solutions that allow RTO Transfer Trip and Meter communications to be isolated from un-secured and secure routable protocols per NERC CIP requirements. Managed a multi-25 million-dollar fiber and microwave construction and networking projects for CenterPoint Energy’s Telecommunications to CenterPoint’s substation. Led the relationships with CenterPoint’s Fiber, Microwave, Engineer, Electrical, and Construction Vendors.

Support Distribution Generation projects that will be deployed. Provided telecommunication expertise with path analysis and design for all Distribution Generation projects including Transfer Trip, RTO Metering, Metering, Billing and ERCOT. Although the customer finance most of the DG projects. Identified some requirements and financial gaps that may need to be covered by CenterPoint.

Lead team building and goal setting for group and team members. Develop financial forecast and detail budget for the team. Develop RFQ and SOW for fiber, microwave, network, electrical and construction projects.

Jefferson & Associates, Houston, TX (August 2010 to August 2011)

Consultant, Project Manager Houston Public Works

Responsibilities for the Network Deployment Project Manager include:

Oversaw all construction and site build activities for a defined market.

Managed, coordinated and assisted all aspects of construction including, but not limited to, site acceptance, assembling a bill of materials, interfacing with firms and meeting cost and schedule requirements for each site.

Interviewed and added general contractor resources, reviewing bids, and operating within budget.

Managed firms, reviewed drawings, and tracked drawing status and due dates.

Confirmed sites meet specifications and quality.

Developed and managed accurate weekly projects regarding site construction status for the Project Manager and Operations team.

Developed and refined the current construction process and standards.

Managed multiple sub-contractors.

Major milestone site tracking.

Realistic timeframe reporting.

Processed mitigation time frame issues.

Present America Unwired Inc, Houston, TX (August 2009 to August 2010)

Consultant, Project Manager/Engineering Manager

Managed WiMAX/WAN projects in 3 markets for AUI. Analyze Microwave Interconnect reports and program microwave equipment for sub-contractors.

Project manager duties included managing the WiMAX installations and microwave path alignments. Manage AUI’s permits and licensing process with the local government.

Managed working relationship with the Customers and Sub-Contractors, the pricing process, integration process knowledge, as well as providing specific customer feedback to Client.

Managed equipment and site configuration for client’s network.

Configured, troubleshoot and installed Dragon Wave Microwave Ethernet solution as backhaul for WiMAX collocation sites.

Implemented VOIP solution in WiMAX environment for business clients.

Tested mobile devices iPhone, IPAD, Laptops, USB 802.16e cards with new network integrations.

IBM Global Business Services, Houston, TX (July 2007 to July 2009)

Technology Solution Architect, Consultant

Integral Part of IBM’s cross-functional team that relocated Virgin Mobile USA Data Center from Walnut Creek, California to IBM’s Data Center in Colorado.

Responsible for part of architecture infrastructure of IBM’s Client Virgin Mobile USA (MVNO).

Managed and architected network utilizing, Cisco, Starent Networks Home Agent (HA) and Enhanced Charging Service (ECS), Bridgewater AAA servers and other components for the mobile IP network.

Work included writing requirement for new features in Mobile device and billing systems.

Duties also included managing the testing process for staging and pre-launch software.

Resolve software bugs fixes with third party Vendors.

Projects included MMS (Picture mail), Ringtones, Games, and SMS Broadcast.

Led cross-functional teams in systems integration, technical writing, capacity management, process improvement.

Developed several business strategies for clients looking to change from a local and long distance business models to a modern wireless and Internet-based business models.

Managed offshore software development team to meet feature requirements and resolve software bug issues.

America Unwired Inc, Arizona (November 2002 to June 2007)

Project/Engineering Manager

As part of AUI/General Dynamics Team managed and implemented several GSM, and UMTS integration and expansion projects.

Managed and work with field technicians, tower crews, construction supervisors, and contractors in multiple complicated types of equipment, RF Planning, RF optimization, and acceptance test.

Recommended equipment and antennae co-location.

Performed site build verification. Equipment used was Ericson and Nokia.

Oversaw all construction and site build activities for a defined market.

Managed, coordinated and assisted all aspects of construction including, but not limited to, site acceptance, assembling a bill of materials, interfacing with firms and meeting cost and schedule requirements for each site.

Interviewed and added general contractor resources, reviewing bids, and operating within budget.

Managed firms, review drawings, and track drawing status and due dates.

Confirmed sites meet specifications and quality.

Developed and managed accurate weekly projects regarding site construction status for the Project Manager and Operations team.

Motorola, Arizona (October 2000 to November 2002)

Sr. Staff Engineer/Project Manager

Managed the architect, test, design, and implementation of Mobile IP solution.

Defined the requirements for Motorola and Cisco Core Network (RAN, SGSN, GGSN) for GPRS and UMTS.

Duties also included leading a team responsible for integration and testing of the system generating test plans and requirements with Voice over IP (VOIP) and Mobile IP.

Designed and implemented a training plan to transition Motorola’s System Engineering and Test group to 3GPP and 3GPP2.

Provided technical leadership and direction to team members developing wireless system engineering products, directing other members of the system engineering team.

Duties also included system requirements, requirements analysis, standard group’s participation, design, measuring, implementation, integration, and test.

Protocol stack development with Tekelec’s modules.

Created Integrated Customer Satisfaction team for the Motorola’s Verizon account which was a focal point for the customer within the Core Organization. The group provided a cross-functional service management role in resolving Verizon’s issues as part of the Closed-loop Process. It offered both a tactical and strategic role in the provision of Customer Service.

Lead a team that was an integral part of saving a 500-million-dollar customer (Verizon) for Motorola.

The ICC team consists of 3 primary functions:

Strategic analysis of Customer Service

Service management

Customer Satisfaction Improvement Plan Management

Strategic analysis of Customer Service:

Using the Closed Loop Process, the ICC team strategically analyses the requirements of each customer, prioritizing those requirements and understanding the needs of the customer.

Common trends will be identified as systemic issues, and these will be fed into the Customer Satisfaction Process.

Sprint PCS System Test & Integration Lab, Overland Park, KS (March 1998 to October 2000)

Principal Program Manager

Managed a multi-million-dollar product development Lab fund.

Negotiated strategic agreements with Samsung, and Motorola, which saved Sprint PCS 40 million dollars.

Defined product requirements for cross-functional engineering organization.

Represent Sprint PCS as a liaison to the CDG Interoperability Standards Group.

Lead and develop a team of engineers to integrate and validate new technology into Sprint PCS nationwide network.

Accountable for system integration, testing, and software releases across three different vendors CDMA platforms: Motorola and two Inter-operability systems made up of one Lucent MSC Flexent and HLR, one Nortel DMS 250, two Motorola EMX 5000, four Motorola CBCS, one Samsung BSC, and two Ericsson BSC.

Responsibility for Technology Delivery and Quality Assurance for nine Motorola markets and two Inter-operability markets.

Accomplishments include:

Successfully launched the Lucent-Motorola IOS CDMA system.

Implemented the Samsung-Nortel IOS trial on schedule.

Launch E-911 feature on time

Integrated the Wireless Web (WML and HDML) in 15 of Sprint PCS markets

Provided leadership on the testing of 3G1xRTT

Engineering Manager, Sprint PCS:

Proven track record including, leading the Technology Team in the System Technology Integration Center in Lenexa, Ks.

Lead a team of engineers in integrating and validating Motorola CDMA Network.

Provided direction to vendors and engineers as well as outside applications teams.

Assumed key role in creating and implementing test and test plans for the wireless system.

Partnered with several groups in planning Motorola systems integration into the Sprint PCS network.

Accomplishments include:

Successfully launched the Motorola CDMA network on schedule.

Participated in the development of the release process for all hardware and software loads.

Managed the initial facility installation, which completed on time and under budget.

Facilitated the Methods and Procedures for the network through release notes.

System test and integrated the wireless data feature (circuit-data) and SMS services through Sprint PCS Nationwide Network.

System & Software Inc, TX (January 1997 to February 1998)

Manager, Consultant

Utilized knowledge of CDMA and Nortel’s/Qualcomm’s BSC to write scripts to expand Nortel’s BSC given RF and Network parameters.

Lead Engineer on network expansion, such as SBS expansions and BTS expansions.

Supported the Network Operations Control Center by training a technical staff of 20 and a management team of three junior supervisors.

Planned, developed and managed the implementation of wireless remote monitoring systems for the management center in Westlake, TX.

Taught the NOCC department more complex skills which served to allow a more comprehensive knowledge of service issues and customer complaints.

Qualcomm, California (January 1995 to January 1997)

SR RF Field Engineer/System Engineer

Performed system test and integration for Qualcomm BSC and Outdoor BTS for CDMA-IS95 wireless network.

Network interoperability and performance testing with Nortel (MTX) Switch.

Validated configuration and network management procedures for RF System.

Responsible for RF optimization of the system. Pilot pollution analysis, parameter configuration.

Drive testing and analyzing RF data with QDM.

Technical Summary

Technology Implementation, Wireless/ Enterprise IT, Cloud, Contract Management, Smart Grid, Internet of Things (IoT), Electric Distribution Generation (DER), Leadership, Supply Chain Management, Telemedicine Systems, Product Development, Utilities, TOGAF, Smart City, LTE, LTE Cat M1,


Bauer School of Business, University of Houston

Executive MBA

Prairie View A&M University

B.S., Electrical Engineering

Patent: U.S. Patent No.7,510,474,

Patent: U.S. Patent No. 7,828,654

Patent: U.S. Patent No. 8,870,649

Patent: U.S. Patent No. 9,367,990

Patent: U.S. Patent No 9,711,003

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