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Professional Experience

2015 to Present
Santee Cooper (South Carolina Public Service Authority) Moncks Corner, SC

NERC Compliance Specialist
Analyze government regulations to determine Critical Infrastructure Protection requirements for Bulk Electric System generation assets. Gather and maintain evidence of cyber security compliance with these standards and advise operations on best practices regarding network and industrial control systems security.

1988 to 2014
Asahi Kasei Spandex America, Bayer Corporation, Quantum Resources at Goose Creek, SC

Manager of Information Systems for Asahi Kasei Spandex America, 2005 to 2014
Server management, web development, remote user support, authorizations, software development, and integration projects.
  • Implemented and managed Microsoft Active Directory domain, dns and dhcp.
  • Implemented and managed Microsoft Exchange email system serving 200 users.
  • Implemented and managed ShoreTel VoIP phone system with 135 extensions.
  • Supported remote sales force utilizing vpn, webmail, and Blackberry servers.
  • Worked directly with external customers and internal Customer Service and Marketing groups to implement EDI and custom product labeling.
  • Worked with accounting to implement and support NetSuite cloud based accounting system.

In-house web-based software development projects.
  • Business “dashboard” to monitor daily production yields, shipments, orders, waste, etc.
  • Phone system usage report to facilitate appropriate allocations of system cost, alert management to abuse, and alert safety to 911 calls
  • Change management forum for documenting software changes and service calls
  • Server health monitoring application
  • Facility monitoring application to alert management to critical room temperatures
  • Document management application
  • Employee suggestion box application

Senior Plant Engineer for Dorlastan Fibers, 2003 to 2005
Process controls, capital project management, web development, system troubleshooting, maintenance & operator training, system access control & security, software development.
  • US project leader for implementation of SAP accounting system.
  • Traveled frequently to Germany to participate in planning meetings and report to corporate steering committee for the duration of the three year project.
  • Supervised and coordinated the efforts of a team of 15 contract consultants and 12 key users.
  • Project successfully completed on-time and on-budget.
  • Developed interfaces between SAP and existing manufacturing systems.
  • Developed and managed SAP roles and authorizations.
  • Managed small data center with a mixture of Windows, VMS, and Linux servers.

In-house web-based software development projects.
  • In/out board application
  • Equipment maintenance and inspection tracking application
  • Instrument index database application
  • Application for organizing and sharing screen capture images to support manufacturing
  • Application for making process programming logic available to control room operators to meet OSHA requirements
  • Vendor insurance information database and application
  • Monthly safety presentations that include an online test module and tracking of scores

Plant Engineer for Bayer Corporation, 1995 to 2003
Worked directly with manufacturing on development of process control, logistics, and systems integration projects.
  • Developed an extensive warehouse management and material handling system which included multiple robots, programmable logic controllers, barcode readers, weigh scales, and label printers.
  • Developed communications interfaces between diverse computer and control systems for the purposes of data transfer, monitoring and reporting.
  • Trained operators and maintenance technicians in the use and troubleshooting of control systems.
  • Developed backup and disaster recovery plans.
  • Worked with encryption and secure file transfer technologies to develop systems for transmitting banking data.
  • Developed and managed intranet website using html, css, asp, VBscript, JavaScript, PHP, and MySQL databases.
  • Developed web applications to allow non-technical users to update and maintain departmental web pages.
  • Implemented EDI for Advanced Ship Notices and Invoicing to customers.

Contract Process Control Systems Designer for Mobay Chemicals, 1988 to 1995
Designed process controls systems during the expansion and modernization of their waste treatment facility. Upon successful completion of this project I continued working as a contractor functioning as an in-house systems integrator on various projects until I was hired as a direct employee of Bayer Corporation to work in the Engineering group.
  • Process control design projects
  • Expansion and modernization of their waste treatment facility
  • In-house systems integrator on many projects
  • Developed human-machine interface systems for use in process control
  • Developed reporting systems for decision support
  • Implemented and managed industrial broadband networking for process control
  • Developed control systems utilizing several serial communications protocols

Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science (3.9 GPA) Charleston Southern University
  • Associate in Applied Science for Network Systems Management (Magna Cum Laude) Trident Technical College
  • Attended the University of South Carolina
  • High school diploma from Columbia High School in Columbia SC
  • Java Application Development
  • C++ Application Development
  • Javascript Application Development
  • PHP Application Development
  • HTML/CSS Design
  • MCSE for Microsoft Windows NT Server, Windows 2000, and Windows XP operating systems
  • DEC OpenVMS System Administration
  • Active Directory Domain Management
  • SAP Idoc and Business Connector Development
  • SAP Authorizations Management
  • Oracle Data Warehouse and Database Design
  • Oracle SQL Query Development
  • XML for Java
  • Cisco CCNA
  • Access Database Development
  • Fisher Provox Process Control System Development
  • Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controller Development
  • Texas Instruments Programmable Logic Controller Development
  • AutoCAD Computer Aided Design

Other Experience
  • MySQL Database Design
  • NetSuite Accounting System Administration
  • ShoreTel VoIP Phone System Administration
  • Paint Shop Pro
  • Windows Scripting Host Development
  • VBscript Development
  • Visual Basic Development
  • Crystal Reports Development
  • Microsoft Office Applications
  • Lotus Notes development
  • Intergraph Computer Aided Design
  • Microstation Computer Aided Design
  • ZPL (Zebra Programming Language)

For examples of my work on the internet please visit:

Karen Flowe
Asahi Kasei Spandex America, Inc.
1560 Bushy Park Rd
Goose Creek, SC 29445

David Tice
Medical University of South Carolina
Senior Reporting Analyst
326 Calhoun / MSC109
Charleston, SC 29425
843-792-6635 (office)
843-364-1260 (cell)

Keith Brooks
President, JK Brooks & Associates
521 Dolphin Road
Edisto Beach, SC 29438