Work History

Work History
Sep 1989 - Present

District Area Commissioner

Scouts Canada
  • Completed 20 years with Scouts Canada in June of 2008
  • Beaver Leader in 1988, and moved on to Cubs in 1990
  • Became the Key Leader for Cubs from 1994 to 1999. 
  • Appointed as District Area Commissioner for Honors and Awards in 1999, serving 7 years on the committee.
  • Designed and implemented the new Honors and Awards forms and procedures that are now downloadable from the Greater Toronto Website.
  • Responsible for organizing the recognition of Scouters in the Old Mill Area
  •  Member of the Awards Committee and helped organized the annual Awards Ceremony each year.
  • Currently Deputy Area Commissioner for Communications
  • Assumed responsibility over the Old Mill Area Website as Webmaster in 2000 www.scoutgtr.org/areas.asp?page=Old%20Mill
  • Develop email blasts and newsletters, and coordinate all electronic distribution
  • Distribute information to 700+ members totalling over 30000 emails per year
May 2000 - Present

Database Administrator

Port Credit Secondary School Alumni
  • Administrator for  Alumni Database
  • Maintain and optimize the member database and manage all electronic correspondence,
  • Distributies 6000+ emails per year to Alumni members, regarding Alumni events
  • Planning Committee member
  • www.pcssalumni.com
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Group Photographer

Lifetouch Canada
Aug 2009 - Nov 2009

Group Photographer

Lifetouch Canada
May 2000 - Aug 2009

Webmaster

Martingrove Baseball
  • Baseball Coach - 1996 to 2009
  • VP Senior Baseball 2006 and 2007
  • Webmaster for League Site - 2000 to October 2009
  • www.martingrove.ca
Jul 2000 - Jan 2005

Manager, Business Applications

The Shopping Channel

Recruited into this newly created position to upgrade the existing ERP/MRP systems impacting all functional areas of the company with over 400+ users across the head office and warehouse.Full accountability for all software upgrades, installations, testing, applications support, user training, troubleshooting, and reporting.Environment: MANMAN, Ecometry, HP3000, Windows XP

Credited with improving the system functionality across all areas and for creating an applications support infrastructure known for quick response and timely resolution

  • Lead two seamless ERP/MRP software upgrades with zero disruption to business operations
  • Optimized software efficiencies in all key areas including Finance, Inventory, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, Billing, Distribution, Warehousing, Customer Service, and Contact Centre
  • Managed system programmer responsible for application software changes and special requests
  • Took the initiative to train staff on how to automate standard processes, dramatically reducing computer processing times
  • Utilized Supertool and Query to fix errors in databases containing tens of millions of records
  • Utilized By-Request and Crystal Reports to customize production reporting and developed custom programs in response to ad-hoc reporting requirements
  • Created test scripts for all user testing and documented all processed transactions
  • Supported a 24/7 business environment, routinely resolving system problems remotely to minimize revenue
Oct 1979 - Apr 2000

Data Processing Manager

Greey Lightnin

Greey Lightnin (currently GRATEC), Concord, Ontario

($30 million manufacturer of heavy duty mixers and agitators, world wide brand name LIGHTNIN MIXERS)

Systems Manager (Data Processing Manager)1979 – 1999

Managed the entire technology turnaround for the company, transforming an antiquated punch-card data entry system into a full-scale online networked system with 40+ terminals.Provided the technology infrastructure that improved productivity and directly supported the company`s growth.Environment: HP3000, MANMAN

  • Managed 2 Data Entry operators in the early stages before the system was expanded to include all users
  • Researched new applications and MRP products to meet the strategic and tactical needs of the company – evaluated individual department and production needs and negotiated all vendor contracts
  • Provided technical and software, and management support to all end users throughout the company, with a reputation for speedy and effective resolutions to user issues
  • Managed four major system upgrades to the MRP system, twice requiring trips to the Philadelphia data centre to convert data and re-install the system, saving tens of thousands of dollars in consulting fees
  • Took initiative to design custom programs to customize 80% of the company`s production reports – new reports provided critical company data in a format more applicable to strategic planning
  • Designed a 5-day in-house training program to educate staff on the MRP upgrade – trained 125 staff in 5 days and saved the company over $75,000 vs. off-site training
  • Leveraged new bar scan technologies to better manage inventory and track production – designed programs that slashed inventory counts from 4 days to <2>
  • Recommended and successfully executed 2 offsite weekend software upgrades, saving the company over $50,000 in potential consulting fees

Education

Education

MANMAN Module Courses

Ask Computer Systems

Several weeks of courses to learn the MANMAN MRP Software system created by ASK Computer Systems (Now owned by Computer Associates)

Modules inlcuded: Inventory Control, Sales and Marketing, Financials, Purchasing, Engineering, Warehousing, Barcoding, Shop Floor Control, Production Control.

System modules included: MPE, HP3000, Easytrieve, CCMail

Oct 2004 - Oct 2004

Crystal Reports

Trios Learning
Aug 2000 - Sep 2000

Module Courses

Ecometry

Several weeks of courses to learn the Ecometry ERP Software system

Modules inlcuded: Call Center, Sales and Marketing, Purchasing, Warehousing

System modules included: By Request, Query, Supertool

Skills

Skills

Report Writing

Training

Managment

IT Industry Contributions

  • Co-Founder & Chairman of the Canadian MANMAN User Group with over 14 member companies
  • Wrote and published 10 industry articles for ASKUS magazine, a quarterly manufacturing publication with global distribution
  • Delveloped over 500 Quiz programs for ad hoc and production reporting.
  • Shared Quiz programs with other MANMAN users and helped with their developement.

Summary

An experienced IT Manager with a proven background implementing customized application solutions that maximize productivity, streamline operations, and support business growth.Extensive experience in managing the installations and supporting desktop, MRP, and ERP applications impacting all functional business areas from head office locations to production environments and shop floors.“Go to” technical and software specialist with advanced problem solving and people skills.

Valued strategic partner providing the reporting and technical advice that helps business leaders maximize their IT investment and advance business operations.Compliments technical skills with strong leadership and managerial capabilities. Expertise offered includes:

  • Systems Implementation
  • Applications Support
  • System Upgrades
  • User Acceptance Testing
  • Systems Analysis
  • ERP/MRP Systems
  • Department Management
  • Project Management
  • Database Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Reports & Queries
  • Shop Floor Control
  • Business Process Improvement
  • User Training
  • People Management

Objective

Looking for a challenging Management position with a well-established and dynamic organization to implement, maintain and enhance a comprehensive Information technology solution to cover all aspects of business.

Training and Development

  • MCSE Networking Essentials
  • Crystal Reports
  • Ecometry Software
  • HP3000 Image Databases
  • ISO3000
  • Systems & Forms Design
  • Supertool / Query
  • MANMAN Software
  • Ollie Wight MRP
  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • Management / Leadership
  • Cognos

Interest

Baseball, Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey, Photography, camping, golf, tennis, Scouting

Objective

I am looking for a challenging Management position with a well-established and dynamic organization to implement, maintain and enhance a comprehensive Information technology solution to cover all aspects of business. I will support Business Users in a way that teaches them what they need to know, to make them more productive, every day.

Technical Expertise

  • Windows 98/XP
  • MANMAN (MRP)
  • Ecometry (MACS)
  • Crystal Reports
  • By-Request
  • Supertool
  • Cognos Quiz
  • MPE / MPEX
  • MS Office
  • HTML
  • Audit 3000
  • Query
  • Webmaster
  • Mass emailing
  • Database