Lawrence Vassallo

Lawrence Vassallo

Summary

Top-performing Information Technology professional. Broad technical knowledge combined with creative problem solving skills in both strategic and tactical areas. Extensive experience supporting domestic auto company CAD/CAM design applications. Excellent writing and presentation skills.

Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Mar 2009

Infrastructure Specialist

EDS, an HP Company
Supported leveraged backup/restore for multiple EDS clients utilizing NetBackup, Backup Exec, NetWorker, and Storage Data Protector software. * Monitored nightly backups, fixed problems and re-ran failed backups. * Managed tape libraries and rotation of media on and off-site. * Installed new backup clients and established backup policies. * Provided on-call and second-level support for each client.
Apr 2005 - Jun 2008

Infrastructure Specialist

EDS, an HP Company
TOWER LEAD FOR BACKUP/RESTORE AT DAIMLERCHRYSLER CLIENT * Managed a team of systems analysts that supported enterprise-wide backup/restore across four datacenters and sixty plant/depot locations. * Implemented monitoring procedures and reduced datacenter backup job failures to less than 2% while growing total backup volume by 300% over a span of three years. * Installed and supported Tivoli Storage Manager, NetBackup, and NetVault software on UNIX clients. * Managed EMC Clarion Disk Libraries (CDL).
Sep 2001 - Mar 2004

MANAGER CAD DESIGN

ACSYS TECHNOLOGIES
Managed the design department. Installed and supported engineering software applications corporate-wide. Administered the engineering server, workstations, and corporate databank of product information. * Significantly increased workflow by establishing a streamlined Design Work Order management process. * Doubled CAD system performance and halved hardware costs by migrating UNIGRAPHICS applications from UNIX to WINDOWS workstations. * Expedited communication of customer product data by implementing GM iMAN client software application and ANX networking.
Aug 1997 - Aug 2001

SENIOR ENGINEERING ARCHITECTURE MANAGER

PEREGRINE INCORPORATED
Evaluated, recommended, and monitored engineering IT solution offerings. Established corporate direction and standards. Developed procedures, policies, and training plan for the design department. * Installed and supported UNIGRAPHICS, CATIA, CGS, and AutoCAD software on IBM RS/6000's and Dell Precision Workstations. * Cut 25% off the time required to respond to quote requests by establishing a Windows PC-to-UNIX bridge, permitting direct access to math data on the engineering file server, and implementing 3D CAD file view and markup capabilities for the engineering staff.
Oct 1985 - Aug 1997

CAD MANAGER, TEXTRON AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY

Textron
Managed CAD department that provided design and plotting services for the Design Office. * Acquired, installed, and administered a mix of CATIA, UNIGRAPHICS, CGS, and PDGS CAD seats that supported major instrument panel, door panel, console, headliner, fascia, lighting, and mechanical design programs for domestic and foreign car manufacturers. * Translated CAD/CAM data between most major CAD systems. Authored corporate translation policy.
Oct 1982 - Oct 1985

MANAGER OF COMPUTER SERVICES

STRUCTURAL MECHANICS CONSULTANTS CORPORATION
Supervised a staff of computer programmers and operators supporting software development and time-sharing. Administered DEC and PRIME minicomputer systems.
Nov 1977 - Sep 1982

SENIOR PROGRAMMER/ANALYST

DEVLIEG MACHINE COMPANY
SENIOR PROGRAMMER/ANALYST Programmed custom MRP, payroll, accounts payable/receivable, general ledger, and order-entry programs using COBOL and FORTRAN languages. N/C PROGRAMMER Programmed three and four-axis numerically-controlled (NC/CNC) machining centers, boring mills, and lathes using APT and COMPACT II languages to support internal manufacturing requirements.

Education

Education
1972 - 1977

Bachelor of Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Business Manager, MITV cable television station.

1970 - 1972

HS Diploma

Fairmont East High School

Certifications

Certifications
Oct 2006 - Present

ITIL Certification

Examination Institute for Information Science
Mar 2000 - Present

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Corporation
Dec 2000 - Present

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Microsoft Corporation

References

References

Fred Mainville

“Larry was my Team Leader from October 2007, until June 2008. Larry is a very detail oriented person who was also a good leader. Larry has a vast technical knowlege of the back up and unix world. I would work for Larry again at any time.” March 23, 2009

Brian Florence

“I worked with Larry supporting the Virtual Product Modeling (VPM) environment for DaimlerChrysler. He was always very focused on the needs of the customer and provided quality service that contributed strongly to EDS' success in our support for that customer.” March 20, 2009

Kathy McGuire

“Larry is one of the most capable, technically astute and intelligent individuals I had the pleasure of working with on the Daimler Chrysler account. He is very dedicated and customer focused. He puts the needs of the customer first and foremost. He would be an asset to any organization. He is very gregarious and pleasant to work with, liked by both his peers and team members. He has incredible work ethics. I would recommend Larry for any IT position.” June 5, 2009

Toney Flack

“Lawrence (Larry) is highly technically astute and saavy; he has an exceptionally talented technical mind. Larry would be an asset to any organization wishing to use him in this capacity, in an IT and/or engineering technical and/or supervisory role. It was a pleasure to work with Larry for several years at Textron Automotive Company.” March 21, 2009