Michael Sigman

Michael Sigman


Proven senior IT Executive with extensive and progressive experience achieving business goals in the areas of Manufacturing, Product Design, Marketing, Sales, Distribution and Business functions in an international, multifunctional environment.

Work History

Work History
Mar 2006 - Present


Provides advice to clients on product selection and methodologies to increase IT effectiveness

Project senior consultant with confidential (NDA) international equipment manufacturing company. Selected and implemented webMethods integration layer for synchronization of RosettaNet e-business transactions with the ERP system to meet major customer’s EDI requirements. Moved the client towards a Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) to improve future functionality and extensibility.

Evaluated manufacturing clients ERP system and made recommendations to improve usage and functionality.

Acting IT Director for a services industry client. Installed systems, network and POS systems to support retail sites.

Mar 1999 - Feb 2006

Chief Information Officer CIO


Directly responsibility for Corporate Information Technology services, $8M budget, five management level direct reports, 36 full-time staff and up to 15 external contractors.  Directed ERP, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), Factory Automation, Telecommunications, Data communications, Engineering analysis, Internet initiatives, and Office Automation. Utilized IBM iSeries, HP UNIX /Windows/VMS, Linux, Sun UNIX, HP and EMC SAN platforms.

Selected Achievements:

* Directed the Oracle/JDEdwards EnterpriseOne ERP implementation including the following modules, Finance, Logistics, Manufacturing, Project Management, Asset Management, HR and Payroll, Procurement (including e-procurement), Sales Order, Job Cost and Expense Self Service* Continually enhanced and upgraded the JDEdwards ERP system continuing through the transition to PeopleSoft and Oracle. Ultimately upgrading to version 8.10* Designed and developed a secure Web portal for knowledge management, collaboration, meeting logistics and document distribution using Agile development methodologies* Developed and applied advanced techniques for Intellectual Property protection and Knowledge Management within a complicated consortium membership model while complying with US Export Control laws for advanced technology* Facilitated Semiconductor Manufacturers IT Security Council for development of e-diagnostics security standards* Applied effective IT Governance processes utilizing a cross functional executive steering committee resulting in strong customer buy-in and support* Sponsored and directed Business Process Improvement teams to streamline business processes and implement workflow resulting in significant cost savings.* Member of executive team responsible for defining corporate objectives and key performance indicators (KPI’s)  for tracking on Balanced Business Scorecard* Achieved goal of zero enterprise wide downtime from malware causes for multiple years by successfully defending against the increasing threat of all types of viruses, Trojans, worms and assorted malware. * Architected state of the art high performance and high availability systems for network, web front end and database back end systems, including UNIX, Linux and Oracle clusters* Exceeded availability goal for critical systems with 99.98% uptime

1980 - Feb 1999

IT Director


Directed Information Technology services for America’s region sites and collaborated with global IT resources to achieve shared corporate objectives. Managed $6M budget, four management level direct reports and 26 full-time staff.

Selected Achievements:

* Implemented innovative techniques for high performance and high reliability configurations resulting in critical system availability of 99.97%* Responsible for regional SAP implementation as a member of the global implementation team* Cross functional site wide champion for Y2k remediation including all manufacturing and support equipment* Developed effective business continuity plan using multiple site internal resources resulting in cost savings of 50% versus an externally purchased solution.* Implemented dual PBX configuration to provide 100% availability of critical voice communications to support 24/7 emergency communications* Supported the relocation of America’s region headquarters with newly recruited team and infrastructure* Maintained very low yearly employee turnover of 4% by providing a challenging and rewarding work environment for the team

Senior Manager - CAM, Quality & Training 1988 – 1996, Carrollton, TX

Managed Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Factory Automation, Process Control Engineering, and Manufacturing Training team to achieve site objectives. Provided hardware, systems, and network management for UNIX, VMS and PC systems. Developed applications for shop floor control, inventory management, and data analysis supporting a Lean manufacturing environment.

Selected Achievements:

* Developed software for standardized process and electrical characterization* Implemented factory automation techniques to reduce scrap and increase output* Championed cross functional quality team

Device Engineer - 1980 – 1988, Carrollton, TX 

Developed software for data analysis and standardized process and electrical characterization




Dallas Baptist University