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Education, Work, and Training

September 1977 to June 1981

Matriculated at Cooper Union, New York City.  Completed 4-year curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering / BChE.  Engineering courses included organic chemistry, fluid flow and dynamics, thermodynamics, chemical plant design and simulation of Sasol plant in South Africa.  Completed programming courses in Basic and Fortran, turned out to be key in obtaining first engineering job.

July 1986 to September 1987

IT Services Manager for Lotepro

Managed all computer systems and IT services for current employer.  Operated multi-user CPM/MPM L/F system, integrated PC's into IT operations, managed and assimilated project management reports from all divisions to CEO, managed equipment maintenance, reviewed and procured CAD and plotting systems for engineering drafting and design division.

October 1981 to July 1986

Chemical Engineer with Lotepro

Process and sales engineer with cryogenic engineering firm.  Job responsibilities across various capacities, covering sales, proposal work and process design.  Company was subsidiary of German parent company Linda AG.  Responsible for obtaining process estimates, generating cost estimates, proposals and bids for cryogenic plants for petrochemical and engineering firms such as Monsanto, InterNorth, Stone and Webster, and Lummus Crest.  Created computer simulation of cryogenic plant using Fortran, used to generate equipment design and utilities estimates for proposals for cryogenic plants.

September 1987 to September 1989

Worked in newly formed Micro Support group of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation / NYC HHC.  Provided remote and occasional onsite IT support to NYC hospitals for general PC operations and issues.  For issues requiring equipment maintenance coordinated to dispatch contracted support vendors for onsite repairs.  Also organized seminars and user group meetings to disseminate new software and equipment technologies to hospital IT support staff.

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