Mike Atallah

Work History

Work History
Mar 2001 - Present

President / Director

Pixel Interactive, Inc.

Multi-Media Training Consultant: As President and director of the company, I have been working with organizations such as HP, Compaq, Chevron, Enron, ExxonMobil, Conoco Phillips, and Equilon to design, develop, deliver, implement and track training performance. Training format has been primarily computer-based and web-based with some stand-up. I have also been developing Internet applications and online databases as well as technical documents and reference materials for electronic or print distribution.

Mar 2004 - Apr 2009

Import / Export Consultant

RAMAN INTERNATIONAL

Worked with US Government contractors on US Army bases in Iraq and Afghanistan to provide them with bulk hi-tech and personal safety goods from the US market.Experience in international trade, bidding, procurement, shipping, freight, logistics, and multi-project coordination.

Feb 1995 - Nov 1998

Manager of Training Development

APPLIED TRAINING RESOURCES

Managed the design, development, and implementation of custom and off-the-shelf CBT applications for customers in the petro-chemical and refining industries.Trained company’s staff on using proper CBT design and development methodologies and performed quality assurance testing.Duties also included user interface design, graphics design and development, needs analysis, project management, and customer interface. Responsible for producing more than 30 hours of high quality, interactive, multi-media CBT, interactive product demonstrations, and control room operator training.

Feb 1992 - Feb 1995

ROCKWELL SPACE OPERATIONS COMPANY

Instructional Designer: Designed and developed CBT applications, hypertext applications, and training manuals.  Developed over 40 hours of multimedia CBT for NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and commercial clients.  Created a comprehensive set of Authorware models and templates to support CBT for Space Station Freedom, as well as performance support systems (PSS) to support Rockwell engineers, NASA flight controllers, and crewmembers.

Project Lead: Coordinated the efforts of Instructional Designers and Subject Matter Experts to produce CBT and hypertext applications within the allocated budget and timeline.

Authorware Trainer:Trained office personnel and new-hires on using Authorware Professional and implementing templates and models to enhance development efficiency.

Feb 1989 - Feb 1992

OMNIPLAN CORPORATION

Project Coordinator: Facilitated consultant efforts in providing technical assistance to small businesses; supervised word processing, desktop publishing and technical documentation activities.

IT Support: Provided computer hardware and software support; PC network administration, database management, and programming; created and maintained office productivity tools.

Jan 1991 - Feb 1992

NATIONAL COMPUTER TRAINING

Computer Instructor: Instructed college-level students in microcomputer business applications and programming tools. Also worked as an ESL (English as a second language) instructor and ensured the proficiency of adults who were unfamiliar with the language.

Jun 1988 - Feb 1989

FAIRMONT PRIVATE SCHOOL

Computer Instructor: Instructed junior high school students in computer literacy and microcomputer applications.

Jun 1988 - Feb 1989

SOFTLIBRARY PUBLISHING CORP

Documentation Specialist: Produced technical documentation for a large number of software packages ranging from games to advanced graphics, CAD, spreadsheet, and database management applications.

Education

Education

MBA

University of Houston
Jan 1985 - Jun 1988

Bachelor of Arts

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Skills

Skills

General

Proficiency with PC and Apple Macintosh hardware as well as a wide array of application programs. Proficiency with graphics, design, word-processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and web page development applications. Working experience with MS Office, MS Project, QuickBooks, Information Mapping, BASIC, FORTRAN, PASCAL, dBase, Wise Installer, Visual Basic for both PC and Macintosh platforms. Working experience with Illuminatus, Director, Authorware Professional, Flash, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop for both PC and Macintosh platforms. Experienced in editing digital audio and video; CD and DVD-ROM based multimedia applications. Adaptive, organized, creative, and fluent in Arabic and English. Work very well independently or in teams. Dynamic, conscientious, workaholic.

Summary

I have been developing training material and technical documentation for over seventeen years, and I have worked during this period as Instructional Designer, Senior Instructional Designer, Project Manager, and Manager of Training Development. I am knowledgeable and skilled in all facets of stand-up as well as computer-based training (CBT) and web-based training (WBT) design and development. I am also experienced in developing various types of interactive, multimedia presentations for the purpose of promoting and demonstrating software, products, ideas, and services. Additionally, I am experienced in developing and editing digital audio, graphics, animation, graphical user interfaces, Internet web sites, and online solutions.

Awards & Affiliations

Awards

  • Sustained Superior Performance Award, Rockwell International, 1994.
  • Outstanding Achievement, Technology Utilization Award; Rockwell International, 1994.
  • Silver Snoopy Award, NASA-Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, 1995.

Affiliations

  • American Society for Training Development
  • National Management Association, Houston Chapter
  • Alpha Gamma Sigma and Phi Theta Kappa honor societies
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges
  • The National Dean's List