Cover Letter

I have been providing automation solutions to industrial customers for over 15 years. I design, develop, configure, program and commission complete systems in a team environment, or independently, depending on the size and complexity of the project. For the last ten years I have worked almost exclusively with Allen Bradley PLCs and Rockwell HMI/SCADAs. My experience also extends to integrating the devices brought by third party vendors into the plant’s control system using, for instance, KepServer.
Except for a three year stint in Indianapolis at a pharmaceutical facility I have worked mostly in the converting areas of paper mills. I’ve worked on winders, wrappers, conveying systems, case packers, palletizers, stackers, stretch wrappers, diverters and sorters. Projects have included whole line integration, de-bottlenecking, and new installation.
To paraphrase Yogi Berra, "Control System Implementation is 90% mental, the other half is physical." There are many people in my field that know the technical aspects of configuring and programming control systems; they know the TLAs (three letter acronyms), and they speak the lingo. I know what it takes to have a successful start-up. It takes more than technical skills; it requires relationships with the electricians doing the terminations and pulling the cables, the plant operations personnel with the skill and knowledge to make the system work, the plant management, and the Corporate Executives who are relying on the project being on time, on budget, and profitable.

I did some sightseeing on Father's Day, this is the old Texas Book Depository. There's a museum on the 6th floor, called the 6th floor museum. I've got to say, Dallas has the best assassination museum in the country. They have some pretty good material to work with though.