- Chairperson for the Calvary United Methodist Preschool Board
- Member of the Illinois State University Alpha Tau Omega Housing Corp.
- Fourth Grade Sunday School Teacher at Calvary United Methodist Church
- Bloomington US-IL
Collin has a terrific ability to understand a business and develop an easy to follow narrative about where the company is heading and how technology can help successfully deliver on an organization's vision. He has proven successful in integrating the existing systems and talent of a company with new technology and processes. Collin's experience in a diverse range of industries and technologies, coupled with his international experience, will help drive innovation and optimization for the entire company.
Gadgets, gizmos, transforming business via technology, restoring old houses, and traveling with family.
Charged with leading the business unit toward the future by helping to reformulate the vision and long term strategic goals as the business goes through a major reorganization. Leading cross functional teams implementing new and improved processes while rebuilding the organization. Managing a number of cross functional project teams focused on analyzing the current markets, products, and opportunities to help shape the future direction of the business.
Became a Bosch executive as part of the acquisition of the LR Nelson Corporation. Focused on utilizing my extensive systems and business experience to implement tools, processes and procedures. Key member on the Bosch integration team for the merger of the Nelson and Sunterra divisions into the Robert Bosch systems and networks.
Direct responsibility for all information systems and technologies used by the US, Asian and European facilities and employees. Focus on modernizing the systems and technologies used in the organization.
Directly responsible for all the systems and technologies deployed around the world. Leading a multinational team of 20+ persons.
Migration from 5 disconnected phone systems across 3 countries to one integrated VoIP based phone system.
Implementation of internal customer training and IT cross training sessions.
Implemented an open-source help-desk application for change, project and issue management which handled over 35,000 tickets during the first year and 150,000 in the second year.
In house development utilizing JAD and RAD to extend Oracle Applications in the areas of CRM, HR, and Web store processes to match business goals utilizing PERL, JAVA, PHP, C and PL/SQL.
Implementation of web based reporting tools, including Crystal Reports, for use with Oracle applications and used to link that data with legacy information stored in MySQL and filemaker.
Integration of Oracle applications business suite with a Web Store developed in house. Including credit cards processing, the passing of sales to value added resellers, and binary downloads while handling multiple countries and currencies.
Research, designed, and migrated to a large server room from a small data closet.
Standardization of servers, laptops and desktops to help reduce unit cost, while supporting three major OS platforms (Windows, Linux and Macintosh)
Utilization of video and audio conferencing technologies, including WebEx, Macromedia Breeze, and Polycom H.323 video conferencing equipment, to increase and improve interactions with remote workers, current and potential customers as well as reducing travel costs.
Integration of a co-location hosting model for application downloads via a web store, while maintaining all other web service locally to the Wolfram Research data center.
Merging of Windows Active Directory and OpenLDAP to create a cross platform centralized authentication system.
Responsible for infrastructure and processes related to the implementation and support of event and systems management for Caterpillar's divisions and central IS organization.
Recruited to provide support on behalf of Caterpillar Inc. Central IT Services. Provided OS/2, Windows NT, Windows 95, Windows 3.x and DOS support. Also supported servers, inter/intranet, video conferencing, Lotus Notes and systems management. Provided support and design assistance for various projects.
Provided the full a full range of IT services including, consulting, design, set-up, training, programming, and support for computer systems on behalf of small to medium sized companies.Performed contract technical marketing and support work for Fortune 500 companies on behalf of IBM. Traveled the midwest on behalf of IBM giving presentations introducing what the Internet can do for consumers and business.
Minor in Business Administration