Erik Ohrnberger

Erik Ohrnberger

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Senior Consultant & Sole Proprietor

Echo Sys IT Consulting

Supporting small and medium businesses in their Information Technology needs specific to technology evolution and implementation, IT operations support and governance, network configurations and infrastructure, secure wireless, Windows workstation maintenance, upgrades, migrations, optimization, web site development and maintenance, Linux server maintenance, configuration and support.

Aug 2009 - Nov 2009

Director of Development and Support

Copper Range

24x7 on call operations and application support and leadership for 5 RedHat RHEL Linux server systems including Internet network security measures, supporting real time wireless, cellular network web applications, based on Java business layer with Postgres SQL database, stored procedures, JSP server pages and Javascript DHTML enhanced web pages

Oct 2008 - Dec 2008

Project Manager, EDS, GM Manufacturing & Quality Team

Vision IT

• Developed, quoted and ordered site-level bill of materials for IT infrastructure refresh for European General Motors plants in a multi-cultural and multi-time zone virtual team environment.• Created and refined network bills of materials in collaboration with European on-site IT personnel.

Mar 2008 - Jul 2008

Project Manager / Service Delivery Manager supporting GM OnStar

JDM Systems Consultants

• Implemented customer service requests through an end-to-end process; ensured technical accuracy of orders; coordinated delivery through the provisioning process; and coordinated final installation and customer acceptance including change requests to the OnStar Level 3 Change Authorization Board.• Scheduled and coordinated international / domestic AT&T resources and external vendor teams such as provisioning, network engineering, network quality insurance, and network hardware services, driving OnStar customer requests to successful and timely completion.

Aug 2007 - Mar 2008

Independent Consultant

Northland Resources Inc is the 100th largest public mining company.• Responded to Requests for Proposals. • Wrote and documented Statements of Work and server configurations.Munk’s Motors is a privately-owned specialty automotive repair facility.• Spearheaded development and implementation of Business Technology Plan.• Ongoing web development and server / network infrastructure maintenance.

Sep 2006 - Aug 2007

Initiative Project Manager at EDS/GM-Manufacturing

Advanced Technology Services

• Planned, executed and led corporate project initiatives in Site IT staff facing role to refresh 25,000 IT devices in GM North American plants within three months.• NT Sunset 2006 & 2007 (retirement of NT server installations). • End of Serviceable Life 2006 & 2007 (replacement of old and lease-expiring IT equipment). • XP for manufacturing rollout: significant role in the planning, execution and leading of these projects. • Project manager: development and implementation of Windows NT domain clients to Active Directory bridge.

Oct 2002 - Jul 2006

Sr. Software Engineer

• Led the requirements analysis, design, development and project management efforts for a graphical user interface on Linux using C++, ACE, object persistence, and Gtkmm for the monitoring, control, and configuration of plant floor plastic injection molding systems via module controllers on a CAN (Controller Area Network). This included overseeing the development of the Linux kernel CAN network driver.• Project presentations to ‘C’ level executives and below, covering project vision, current status, and next steps for continued progress.

Oct 1999 - Apr 2002

IT Operations Director

• Transformed a failing and ineffective corporate IT department into a corporate asset, reducing IT cost exposure by $300,000 the first year while growing the network sites by 50%. • Negotiated new global data network contract with annual savings of $290,000.• Established global corporate governance of technical, procedural and policy standards for the IT department, including worldwide disaster-recovery action plan.• Collaborated with peer management / leaders for business process efficiencies and optimizations.• Managed global infrastructure governance for Information Technology operations at all U.S. and global operations, including telecommunications; global data network; desktop; laptops and servers; email; web based collaboration; and corporate HQ help desk. • Led corporate headquarter datacenter outsourcing project, moving 50% of the corporate datacenter servers to off-site hosting facility.

Sep 1985 - Sep 1999

Advanced Systems Engineer

Electronic Data Systems

Served as team leader, consultant and management staff member while rotating through increasingly responsible assignments. Provided expertise and direction to project definition, needs and problem identification. Utilized a range of hardware/software platforms, operating systems and software development languages. Organized, planned, scheduled, and estimated resource assignments and coordinated support teams.


2002 - 2005


Wide variety of topics were studied * Information Security (CISSP) * Project Management (PMP) * Leadership and Management * 3.865 GPA
1980 - 1985




Changing Corporate Culture

Oakland University

C++ Fundamentals

EPCOM Educational Services

Advanced C++ Programming

EPCOM Educational Services

Accountability & Self Empowerment

Oakland University