Extensive computer systems analysis and design experience.
Over twenty five years computer services experience.
Consistently remain abreast of technological advancements.
Computer installation, changeover and programming experience.
Computer department staffing and supervisory experience.
Well developed management skills.
Purchasing, budgeting, policy development and implementation.
Maintenance contract negotiation experience.
A motivated and thorough professional.
1999 to Present D.L.C. Consulting Inc., Ponoka, AB
Providing AS/400 contract services for programming, systems analysis and systems management to U.S. and Canadian companies. Last project Billing system conversion from AS/400 to HP 3000 for Quest Diagnostics, Portland, OR.
1982 - 1999 ALBERTA HOSPITAL PONOKA, Ponoka, AB
Director of Information Systems
Responsible for systems analysis, design and programming, IBM AS/400.
Programming in RPG II , III and 400 (See Programming Experience below)
Supervision of data entry , programming and PC network staff.
Hiring and training of Information Systems personnel.
Establish department policies and procedures.
Contract systems installation and maintenance.
Strategic planning for information systems upgrades and replacement.
Submit capital expenditure funding requests to the Alberta Government.
Purchase computer equipment for all departments within the hospital.
Liaise to outside vendors of computer services.
Consultation on all equipment installation, usage and trouble shooting within all hospital departments.
Installed financial software (Infinium Software), consisted of accounts payable, general ledger, fixed assets, payroll, human resources, materials management systems.
Installed DEC Alpha Server running Windows NT.
Migrated PC Workstations from Novell to Windows NT.
See attached Project Management and Technical Summaries.
1981 - 1982 LAKESIDE FARM INDUSTRIES, Brooks, AB
Computer Services Manager
Maintained full control of all data processing activities on HP 250.
System design and programming, BASIC and Image 250 Data Base Processor.
Scheduled maintenance, negotiated contracts, periodic machine maintenance and trouble shooting.
Ordered all data processing supplies.
1973 - 1981 SHELL RESOURCES, Calgary, AB
Lead Computer Operator
Operation of all medium sized and mini computers.
Initial training and set-up of all operational procedures.
Knowledge of complete power up/down emergency procedures (Mainframe).
Functioned as second in command to Shift Supervisor, supervising other operators.
Security and bomb control for data center.
Involved in a major data center move, including floor planning for new center.
Ongoing training on all computer systems.
Salary and wage administration for operational personnel.
University of Regina, Regina, Sask.
Bachelor of Education Program - Adult Education
Completed 9 of 15 Courses towards Degree
Lethbridge Community College, Lethbridge, AB
Business Administration - Computer Science Major
Completed all but 1 course for Diploma.
Winston Churchill High School, Lethbridge, AB
Grade XII Diploma
1993 to 1999
Provided programming and systems analysis on an IBM AS/400 in RPG III, RPG 400 and RPG ILE to migrate data from the System 36 applications to Infinium Software applications. Infinium Software systems were then modified by myself and two programmers to fit the business processes as well as all regulatory requirements of the union contracts in place. During this time I also gained extensive programming experience in Crystal Reports and MS Access to provide better reporting to management and government.
During both of these time periods I contracted with several independent programming groups to develop and enhance the Materials Management system in both RPG II and RPG III, with the systems analysis and design done by me.
1987 to 1993
Systems analysis and programming in RPG II on IBM System 36 developing Payroll - H/R, Materials Management, General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Patient Care Systems. These systems were a package from another Hospital that did not fit all of the needs of a Psychiatric Care Center and required extensive design modifications and programming to fit the center's business processes. These systems were developed with one other programmer and the staff from the various departments to encompass all functions from data entry to management and government regulatory reporting. They were all integrated to process on a daily, weekly, monthly or yearly basis to automate the business.
1996 to 1999
Programming and design of web sites in HTML on an Intel based Personal Computer to support D.L.C. Internet Service.