Expert in Information Technology, Business and IT Software Design & Development, Project Management
Expert's areas of mainframe, client server, or PC-based business expertise include: proprietary applications from RFP through installation; optimal architecture design; implementation; legacy system conversions; OLAP & RDBMS development; logistical modeling; and operations research. Business systems that help reduce cost, improve productivity, and can be fine-tuned to better adapt to change and help manage increasing uncertainty, complexity, and costs.
Expert has applied his management consulting expertise to many industries, including consumer and forest products, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals, commercial real estate, leisure time, information technology, surface and air transportation, defense industries, and the U.S. military, and Federal and state governments. He has helped shape future manufacturing complexes, select multiple manufacturing and warehouse sites, assess the financial impact of various logistical alternatives, perform competitive analysis, and plan resources requirements, production, distribution, and transportation. He has also helped select vendors, process orders, plan and schedule production, and manage resources (facilities, equipment, materials, personnel, capital, and information), purchasing, and inventory control.
Expert's expertise includes operations management and research, logistics, computer science, business process re-engineering, and technology innovation and management as they are applied to management information, decision support, and business systems development.
A significant portion of Expert's recent career involved helping clients research and select computer software and vendors. He performed competitive analysis and gathered competitive intelligence on application software and vendors. This work led to the selection and implementation of software packages in principally three areas: aeronautics, manufacturing, and intelligence information.
In aeronautics, he was the sole designer of an emergency flight planning and operating system integrating global positioning system (GPS) and geographic information system (GIS) onto an airborne laptop "moving maps" display for search and rescue. He presented this material to top level USAF Pentagon personnel and demonstrated a 45% reduced mission time potential with improved resource utilization, accounting trails. With other experts' participation, he aided clients to determine near future product development concepts, innovate into new territories, develop new products for the longer term, and better shape future emergency service opportunities. The system was developed by Garmin International, Inc. (GARMIN), Olathe, KS, over a three-year period. The civilian version Search and Rescue (SAR) application software for the GARMIN G1000 Cessna Nav III Integrated Flight Deck (EFD) was fully deployed nationwide in 2008.
An equally significant portion of Expert's recent career concerned advising clients on Information Technology trends, discontinuities, and opportunities. He presented this material to top level management together with that of other experts in social, economic, futuristics, industry-specific sciences. With other experts' participation, he aided clients to determine competitive product implications, innovate into new territories, better shape future business opportunities, and develop new products.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Springfield, Massachusetts
|Year: 1974||Degree: MS||Subject: Operations Management and Research, Flight Transportation||Institution: M.I.T., Sloan School of Management, OR Center, Flight Transportation Laboratory|
|Year: 1972||Degree: BS||Subject: Aeronautics and Astronautics, Aerospace Information Systems||Institution: N.Y.U. School of Engineering|
|Year: 1968||Degree: MBA (EU Equivalent)||Subject: Economics and Social Sciences||Institution: Universite de Geneve, Switzerland|
|Year: 2008||Degree:||Subject: IS-200 Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents and IS-700 ICS for National Incident Management System (NIMS)||Institution: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, EMI, Emmitsburg, MD|
|Year: 2010||Degree:||Subject: Aeronautical, Communication, Leadership, Civil Defense, Counter Drug, Disaster Relief, Emergency Services Proficiency Skills||Institution: Air University, Maxwell AFB (Air Force Base), AL|
|Years: 1982 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Founder & Managing Partner||Department:||Responsibilities: Private consulting firm specializing in all aspects of business and IT development, corporate restructuring, and on-site executive management services for American and European business, including venture capital research, analysis, and entity formation.|
|Years: 1992 to 2003||Employer: InfoTech/EQUINE BIOTECH, INC. and SARABEL, INC., Dover, DE||Title: President and CIO||Department:||Responsibilities: President and CIO for U.S. start-up operation of:
1) Canadian based EQUINE BIOTECH, INC. circa 2000-2003. Performed financial and legal research for incorporation; created legal framework for contractual agreement, treatment cost, consent form and sign off sheet. Conducted competitive product market analysis jointly with staff. Researched natural ingredients field found to enhance reproductive system and increase fertility rate. Prepared operational infrastructure for further product research, testing and marketing. Company vigorously starting up;
2) French, Delaware based equine SARABEL, INC. circa 1992-1999. Performed financial and legal research for incorporation; created operational infrastructure which reduced operating expenses 15%; developed and implemented on-line analytical processing and in-house server-based RDBMS for financial and management accounting systems; helped consolidation with similar Canadian entity. Company thriving.
|Years: 1995 to 1996||Employer: InfoTech/SHELL CHEMICAL CO., Houston, TX||Title: Project Manager and Consultant||Department:||Responsibilities: Structured and conducted executive level strategic planning seminars outlining overall business trends, discontinuities, and product implications. Researched and presented findings on trends in IT, Knowledge Management and Enterprise Resource Management Systems, Internet, Intranet and Extranet Commercial Search Engines and Information Agents. Collaborated on full RFP process from vendor selection through implementation planning. Findings were adopted and implemented domestically.|
|Years: 1994 to 2000||Employer: InfoTech/U.S. AIR FORCE, Middletown, CT||Title: Sole Developer||Department:||Responsibilities: Sole Developer of Emergency Service Flight Planning and Operating System integrating Global Positioning System and Geographic Information System technology onto airborne laptop "Moving Map" display; reduced mission time a potential 45% and improved resource utilization, accounting trails. Ongoing and awaiting field deployment.|
|Years: 1979 to 1982||Employer: INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO., Purchase, NY||Title: Project Manager||Department: Logistics Division||Responsibilities: -Global producer of printing papers, packaging, and distributor of paper products, $24 billion annual sales-
Accountable for full project life-cycle. trained 750 staff and management personnel.
-Entrusted by Executive Office to replace corporate legacy purchasing system; led a 50-person project team that performed a feasibility study of existing technology, prepared a proposal including conceptual design and tradeoffs; coordinated planning, designing, development, and testing of multi-million dollar integrated Purchasing and Inventory Management System. Managed conversion of A/P, A/R, and G/L batch systems, installed distributed network of 16 IBM S/34's offsite and on-line DBMS and SAS graph at Corporate to manage $.75 billion in purchases.
-Saved a one time $24 million through standardization, purchasing costs, inventory reduction, and productivity improvements.
|Years: 1978 to 1979||Employer: INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO., Purchase, NY||Title: Systems Manager||Department: Resource Management Division||Responsibilities: Managed a 15 person cross-functional team to implement IBM's Business System Planning methodology for 16 applications including financials, land, facilities, equipment and materials management.|
|Years: 1977 to 1978||Employer: INTERNATIONAL PAPER CO., Purchase, NY||Title: Manager, Production Planning and Inventory Control||Department: Folding Carton and Label Division||Responsibilities: Implemented JIT operating procedures at five converting plants. Installed computerized order entry, production planning and scheduling systems; improved plant utilization 9% and reduced inventory by $4.2 million.|
|Years: 1974 to 1977||Employer: PROCTER & GAMBLE CO., Cincinnati, OH||Title: Special Projects Manager||Department: Management Systems Division||Responsibilities: -International consumer goods company, with 110,000+ employees and operation in over 70 countries-
Management Systems Division, Staff International Consultant--Plant Site Selection;
Distribution Systems Division, Staff Management Consultant--Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Distribution and Transportation Systems.
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1984 to 2000||Country / Region: France||Summary: Wine Industry Estate Producers Diversification Analysis and Operational Implementation.Corporate Aviation Industry Market Analysis.Leisure Time Industry Market Analysis, Feasibility Study, Diversification, Marketing and Implementation Planning.|
|Years: 1981 to 2000||Country / Region: Switzerland||Summary: Sailboat and Sailcloth Industry Market Analysis, Marketing and Implementation Planning.Pharmaceutical Industry Information System Conversion.Skateboard Industry Marketing Analysis.|
|Associations / Societies|
| Expert is past: Chairman, MIT Enterprise Forum of Fairfield County, CT; two-term President, Fairfield County Business Leaders Roundtable. He is Co-Founder of: InfoTech and PSA of Norwalk, CT; Resource Management Systems, Cambridge, MA; Fairfield County Small Business School, Fairfield, CT. He is also Captain, Aerospace Education and Training Officer, SAR/DR (Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief) Mission Pilot, Counterdrug Mission Pilot, Transport Mission Pilot, Mission Check Pilot, Flight Release Officer, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, Middletown, CT.
|Licenses / Certifications|
|FAA Airline Transport Pilot Certificate (ATP-121), Airplane Multi-Engine Land (AMEL).|
|Past President and CIO of: EQUINE BIOTECH, INC; and SARABEL, INC. a French based equine biotechnology company.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Elected to Tau Beta Pi, New York University
Awarded The Founders Day Award, New York University
Awarded The Alexander Klemin Award, (To That Senior in the Program of Aeronautics and Astronautics who in the Estimation of the Faculty has shown the Greatest Promise for Future Usefulness in his chosen Profession), The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aeronautics, School of Engineering and Science, New York University
Elected to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America, MIT
|Publications and Patents Summary|
| Expert is the author of many articles on management science and operations research industry applications, and is frequently a speaker in the United States and Europe.
Full project and Publications Lists Available Upon Request.
| Expert has experience locating vendors of:
Computer software, Computer hardware, and
He has access to personal contacts for assistance in vendor location.
|Other Relevant Experience|
| Expert is the co-founder of: InfoTech and PSA (both of Norwalk, Connecticut); Resource Management Systems (Cambridge, Massachusetts); and Fairfield County Small Business School (Fairfield, Connecticut). He is past: President and CIO of Equine BioTech, Inc. and Sarabel, Inc. of Dover, Delaware; Chairman of M.I.T. Enterprise Forum of Fairfield County; two-term President, Fairfield County Business Roundtable. He is also Captain, Aerospace Education and Training Officer, SAR/DR (Search and Rescue, Disaster Relief) Mission Pilot, Counterdrug Mission Pilot, Transport Mission Pilot, Mission Check Pilot, Flight Release Officer, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol, Middletown, CT.
|French||Expert is fluent in French. He has had broad exposure to most European Union(EU) countries, where he maintains many valuable personal contacts.|
|German||Expert is conversant in German.|
|English||Expert is fluent in English.|