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Art Launier Professional Summary

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For the past 18 years Art has used Progress, a 4GL language, but has also used VB and other languages on a more limited basis. Art has many years of experience in designing, maintaining and supporting of computer systems and applications. He has designed computer hardware & software used in the banking and textile industries. He has designed software using the UNIX, VMS and Windows operating systems. Most of Art’s experience is in manufacturing with a strong background in shop floor, shipping, accounting and sales.

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Art Launier Professional Summary

  1. 1. World Class Solutions, Inc. Art Launier Senior Consultant Professional Summary: For the past 16 years Art has used Progress, a 4GL language, but has also used VB and other languages on a more limited basis. Art has many years of experience in designing, maintaining and supporting of computer systems and applications. He has designed computer hardware & software used in the banking and textile industries. He has designed software using the UNIX, VMS and Windows operating systems. Most of Art’s experience is in manufacturing with a strong background in shop floor, shipping, accounting and sales. COMPUTER SKILLS: Languages: Proficient in: Progress V6 thru V10.1B02 Character Familiar with: Progress V9.1 GUI, MS Visual Basic, C, COBOL, FoxBASE, dBase Database: Progress, FoxBASE, dBase Platforms: MS Windows 2000, MS Windows NT, MS Windows XP, UNIX, VMS, DOS, LINX Applications: QAD’s MFG/Pro V6 – eB2.1 WDS II Axis’s AXIOM Jet Forms, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Front Page, Publisher, Project, Cyber Query PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Art has worked with BravePoint for years on different contracts for clients. He has also done contracting work on his own. Here is a list of the contracts/jobs he has been on. Contract Programmer – Visteon – Detroit, MI 2/08-2/09 Part of the data migration team that converted CMMS data, QAD V8.5, QAD V9.1 and other systems to QAD EB2.1 SP5 MFG/Pro. Process used the CIM interface, direct input and manual entry. I extracted data from the legacy MFG/Pro systems, formatted the data using Excel and imported the data into the new MFG/Pro system. For the non- QAD systems data was extracted using various system tools where I then reformatted the data for use. Contract Programmer – Tiger Poly – Columbus, OH 11/07-12/07 I reviewed and updated app. 100 custom programs for conversion to QAD EB2.1 to use the domain feature. In addition, I modified the reporting logic to speed up the reporting process, to enhance report input selections and modified several reports to work on the .NET environment. Contract Programmer - Iron Mountain – Collegeville, PA 3/07–10/07 Part of a development team that designed, created and implemented a new release of the company’s document storage and retention system. Specifically, we automated the billing process so the driver, upon pickup or delivery of a box, initiates the billing process after scanning a barcode. As part of the process, new reports and maintenance screens were required. The automated process involved different currencies and multiple databases. These modifications streamlined the billing process and significantly reduced billing errors. Development Services Group Manager - Safety Components International – Greenville, SC 1/06–12/06 Created a Development Service Group for SCI. SCI is a Tier1/Tier2 supplier of automotive air bags and air bag modules. SCI had previously determined to use QAD’s eB2 for their ERP needs. I developed a shared services module utilizing developers in 4 countries to handle all development needs using both Progress and Cyber Query tools. Designed SOX compliance policies and initiated source and version control systems. Another major project was the Global Traceability System design and project plans involving facilities at 13 facilities in 7 countries. Contract Programmer Analyst – Safety Components International – Greenville, SC 4/05–12/05 Developed reports using Cyber Query. Analyzed the current implementation of QAD’s ERP package. Implemented standards in multiple languages in preparing for a BI tool. 13 East Lakeshore Drive, Rome, GA 30161 706-676-0937 Page 1 of 4
  2. 2. World Class Solutions, Inc. Art Launier Senior Consultant Contract Programmer – International Steel Group (ISG) – Cleveland, OH 1/05 -3/05 Created a completely new Demand Requirements Sub-System for AXIOM’s ERP system. Designed the database schema for the conversion of the legacy system, JMICS, for AXIOM. Wrote detailed specifications, helped design the data conversion interface and was involved with the overall DRP design. Senior Programmer Analyst – World Wide Automotive – Winchester, VA 12/01-8/04 Responsible for new product development and customizations for WWA, in addition to site support and maintenance. WWA is the largest US remanufacture of automotive electrical devices such as alternators and starters. Designed new systems tools for Sales, Accounting, Shipping & Receiving, Planning and Purchasing. Redesigned many existing reports, entry screens and maintenance programs. Involved with the implementation of MFG/PRO and have written several programs to facilitate that implementation using Progress V9.1 and V8.5.3. Contract Programmer – Alcoa Building Products – Sidney, OH 4/00-5/01 Responsible for MFG/PRO product development as well as the maintenance and support of the MRP application. Created new reports, modified old processes and created new ones in the sales & marketing area. Created a sales discount process that was both customer and date related. Created the 1st working and accurate customer discount data extract for Alcoa Building Products. Created or modified the EDI process for ABP, mostly using the CIM interface. Modified programs for shop floor, shipping and receiving, sales and invoicing. Involved in the creation of label software using Zebra label printers using Progress V8.5.3. Contract Programmer – Hadco Corp. – Owego, NY 4/99-4/00 Responsible for Shop Floor program maintenance and support. Modified a quot;Peggingquot; process that would allow sales orders to be pegged to specific work orders based on where the product is located in the actual production stage of the products. This allows for sales order or work order due date changes and still allow the customer, via the internet to view where the product is located in the production cycle. Involved with the shipping and receiving system, including the Bar Code applications and was the main backup to several other subsystems for the IS Department including Sales, Accounting, Shipping and Purchasing using Progress V8.5.3. Contract Programmer – Alcoa Building Products – Sidney, OH 10/98-3/99 Helped implement their EDI processes. This interface was between ABP and Corporate Alcoa, ABP Customers and Vendors. Modified reports and data entry screens in the Accounting, Sales, Shop Floor and Shipping processes. Involved with implementing a WEB-based Sales Support system. Performed data extraction and interfaced to the WEB application using Progress V8.5.3. Contract Programmer – Hadco, Corp. – Owego, NY 7/97-9/98 Part of a team that created a completely new Shipping system application. This system included Bar Code applications, shipping labels and interfaces to other corporate computer systems. Created several new data entry screens and reports to speed the shipping process. Created and modified numerous maintenance screens and reports. Contract Programmer – Sterling Electronics, Inc. – Houston, TX 2/97-10/97 Redesigned the WDS II warehousing system with the ultimate goal to speed up the Management Reporting process and to reduce disk space. Involved in the database mapping and layout, the design of new tables and indices. Report speeds after the changes were implemented went from several hours to several minutes. Database size reduction went from 6+GB, down to just under 2 GB. In order to achieve the above performance increase, the database was redesigned, better indices were determined and programs were extensively modified. Contract Programmer - Alcoa Building Products – Sidney, OH 6/96-1/97 Helped in the conversion from QAD’s MFG/PRO MRP System to an Oracle system with several add-on applications including the Ryder Transportation System. Involved with the interface from MFG/PRO to Oracle and wrote a significant number of the interface programs. In addition to the data extraction for Oracle, it was necessary to keep the two systems in sync until the conversion process was complete. Contract Programmer – Albany International, Inc. – Albany, NY 4/96-5/96 Maintained and modified their MFG/PRO Manufacturing system. 13 East Lakeshore Drive, Rome, GA 30161 706-676-0937 Page 2 of 4
  3. 3. World Class Solutions, Inc. Art Launier Senior Consultant Contract Programmer – Pepsi International, Inc. – Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1/96-3/96 Helped deliver a shipping and accounting system for the South American Pepsi bottling plants. Due to differences in languages, a language translator was involved for all messages, reports and screens wherever verbiage was displayed or printed. All program modifications were checked in and out via quot;Roundtablequot; source control. All changes had to be documented to specification before being implemented. Contract Programmer – Alcoa, WRB – Massena, NY 3/94-1/96 Assisted in the conversion from an IBM MRP system and implement the QAD MFG/PRO MRP system. This project included a complete shipping system that involved the initial design of the database tables and all of the shipping reports and data entry screens. Contract Programmer – Corbin & Russwin, Inc. – Hartford, CT 10/93-3/94 Our team of three contractors and three full time employees had just five months to develop and complete a MRP system. The system of choice to replace the IBM legacy system, that was no longer being supported, was QAD’s MFG/ PRO. Developed reports, data entry screen, etc. All data was maintained through a Progress IBM Gateway. Due to the nature of the IBM database and using the Gateway, we had to develop reports and screens that relied mostly on string and sub string programming. Self-Employed - Delta2, Ltd. – Rome, GA 9/91-10/93 Developed an accounting application designed specifically for General Contractors and Subcontractors, with a strong emphasis on Job Costing. This application included Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, General Ledger, Adjusting Journals, Job Costing, Inventory Control, Sales, Invoicing, Payroll, Property Management and Financial Statements. The application generated all required Federal and State Tax forms and Employee Earning Records. He designed a Statistical Process Control (SPC) application that monitored the operator and machine performance, utilization, time and productivity. This application had an incentive pay system that measured each type of work against its own standards. These applications were written in Progress V6 to run on UNIX, Windows or DOS. Self-Employed - Delta Square, Inc. – Rome, GA 6/85-9/91 Designed and developed a stand-alone micro terminal (DCT-10) that monitored the data entry process of both machines and operators on a 7x24 real time basis. This system provided management with the tools necessary to increase productivity, increase quality and reduces keying errors and operations cost. The function of the DCT-10 is to determine keyboard keystrokes, track the work activity, time and who is doing it and then transmit the data to a PC for data analysis and reporting. The DCT-10 effectively measured an operator’s production against company standards and determined actual machine usage and down time. Additionally, it determined operator and machine performance, utilization, productivity and quality of work. Designed and developed a Local Area Network and a LAN Controller, which accommodated more than 200 nodes one a single network. At the time, 31 nodes were considered the norm. This Windows application was developed using Fox Base+ and Basic. EDUCATION: Progress V9 – Brave Point 2003 Atlanta, GA Certificate Progress V7 – Brave Point 1999 Atlanta, GA Certificate Control Data Institute 1972 Minneapolis, MN Certificate (Computer Technician) MAJOR DESIGN ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 2006 – Global Traceability System Progress based system designed around a data warehouse connecting to and validating with 13 databases. Allowing customer’s a WEB interface for data analysis for their orders product status, Lot ID and Serial Number Traceability needs. Design and Project Planning phase only. 13 East Lakeshore Drive, Rome, GA 30161 706-676-0937 Page 3 of 4
  4. 4. World Class Solutions, Inc. Art Launier Senior Consultant 2004 - WISE (Wellness Inventory of Student Effectiveness) Windows Software to help evaluate a student’s effectiveness in adjusting to college. Their effectiveness is determined by several measurements including grades, study habits, background and tendencies. The development was completed and in conjunction with a Doctor of Psychology. 2000 - EQD (Emotion Question Deck for Individuals and Professionals) Windows Software to help evaluate a person’s emotional well-being. Working in conjunction with a Doctor of Psychology, the product is designed to look like the card game of solitaire. 1992 - EAP Accounting (For Construction Sub Contractors) A complete accounting package for the Construction Sub Contractor with the following modules: General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll, Payroll Taxes, Job Costing, Job Quoting, Purchasing, Job Progress Analysis and Financial Statement. 1986 - Productivity Measurement System (For the Banking Industry) A Work Measurement System using Keystrokes, Items processed & Time. The data collected fed an incentive pay system. The system is designed around the DCT-10 (Data Collection Terminal), the PCLC (Protocol Converter LAN Controller) Local Area Network and a PC. The DCT-10 is connected to the machine being monitored and communicates the data collected to a PC via the PCLC LAN. The PC saves the data in a database used by various reporting tools. The DCT-10 terminal was designed to connect to and monitor various machines used in the banking industry. The PCLC was designed to network up to 256 DCT-10 terminals in a real time environment. 13 East Lakeshore Drive, Rome, GA 30161 706-676-0937 Page 4 of 4

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