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Personal Profile

  • Experienced IT professional with expertise in .Net programming, SQL Server, and system administration
  • More than 16 years of experience developing Web applications, PC software applications, and database applications
  • Experienced project team leader who works closely with coworkers to achieve desired goals
  • My projects have been featured on CBS' 60 Minutes, in US News and World Report, Professional Photographer Magazine, among other national and regional publications

My Specialties

  • Computer programming
  • Windows Server administration
  • Visual Basic
  • .Net Framework
  • Computer hardware
  • Software development
  • SQL Server database administration
  • Project planning and development
  • System upgrading
  • Hardware cost analysis

Technical Skills

  • PHP
  • Visual Basic
  • SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008, 2012
  • VB.Net
  • ASP.Net
  • RSLinx
  • C, C++
  • Cisco IOS
  • Windows Servers
  • JavaScript
  • HTML
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • C#
  • iFix
  • VMware
  • Active Directory
  • Exclaimer Mail Security
  • MySQL
  • IIS
  • Allen Bradley
  • SignalR

Projects of Note

  • Designed and implemented a world-class warehouse management system.
  • Received 2015 Bridgestone Americas President Award for designing the software and process for our warehouse automated truck loading system.
  • Designed dynamic PHP web applications for not-for-profit organizations including one that raised almost $20,000 for the March of Dimes and was featured in the August, 2009 issue of Professional Photographer Magazine. (http://www.cynthiapacephotography.com/vote/)
  • Maintained a book-writing database application that was featured on CBS' "60 Minutes" episode on "The life and death of Vincent van Gogh" using VB6 and SQL Server 2000. ( http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/14/60minutes/main20120760.shtml)
  • Developed ASP.net web applications and an online Law firm profile system for US News and World Report - Best Law Firms. (http://bestlawfirms.usnews.com)
  • I developed the Best Lawyers® online legal article portal (http://www.bestlawyers.com/article)

Professional Experience

Bridgestone Americas Senior Application Analyst (March 2014 - Present)

  • Manufacturing data acquisition and analysis
  • Manage SQL database integration with PLC and human-machine interfaces
  • SQL Server reporting
  • ASP.net support

Best Lawyers, LLC- Nation's oldest and most trusted lawyer referral service Software Engineer (August 2009-November 2013)

  • Worked closely with each of the company's departments developing in-house applications using VB.Net and SQL Server
  • Built reports, interactive online sales applications, and shopping carts for the sales department
  • Designed software for the research department which uses special algorithms for calculating rankings analyzing peer voting data and voting trends
  • Developed database applications for data-entry employees and content editors allowing them to review and manage the company website and publication data
  • Built an article content management system for the publications department
  • Managed Active Directory and supported 30 desktop clients across 3 office locations
  • Performed administrative tasks on Windows servers including monitoring data replication, and managing virtual servers
  • Worked closely with a team of software engineers designing and implementing data structures in Microsoft SQL server
  • Configured and maintained the company network including configuring Dell & Cisco switches, Cisco Voice routers, SonicWALL Firewall, and VOIP phones
  • Managed the company's electronic door access security system

Kennametal IPG- Global market leader in tooling for the mining and construction industries Product Engineer (November 2004-June 2009)

  • Developed software applications to decrease the amount of time it took for product engineers to design and produce custom drill bits, and specialty cutting tools
    • The applications would convert customer specifications into custom generated blueprints for manufacturing
    • The applications would calculate precise dimensions having mathematical tolerances within .001" and provide tooling information and machine inputs for production operators
    • These programs replaced the pre-war paper system of blueprints and manufacturing processes into a streamlined and efficient modern process
    • These computerized tool design programs were a major part of the LEAN manufacturing process
  • Managed a product MS Access database of more than 40,000 tools
  • Implemented a plant-wide system of computer kiosks that quickly provided operators with vital production data and product blueprints as well as safety, procedural, and time card related information
  • Worked closely with members of management developing analytical reports using Microsoft Access Databases to assist with the LEAN manufacturing program
  • Wrote programs for laser etching machines
  • Managed the plant Maintenance software, creating daily and weekly OPM, and asset Maintenance Reports for Maintenance workers and management using Crystal Reports

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