A. Harry Panagiot
SIMPLIFIED COMPUTER SYSTEMS AND TRAINING. (simcom.com). Upland CA.
Founder / General Manager 1986-Present.
Currently provides total Information Technology solutions including Training to local small business and individuals. Web based sales of Intel based computer systems, peripherals, networking products and software. Intel Products Dealer (IPD) and Microsoft Systems Builder.
Developed and currently offers a “Cloud” based accounting service with production management and total e-commerce solution for small business. Websba.com
INTERMETICS Inc. Pasadena CA
Director of MIS 1985-1986
Introduced the concept of business planning and product forecasting as the basis of effective production management. Implemented project management tools and structured analysis techniques for a successful conversion to a formal integrated Management Information System. The formal system helped the company return to profitability, which was later purchased by a large conglomerate.
ARCO PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Co. Los Angeles CA.
Consultant, Planning and Technology, Quality Assurance. 1982-1985.
Analyzed new software development technologies and methodologies for applicability within ARCO. Implemented Project Management and structured analysis techniques to shorten the development cycle, improve productivity and quality. Conducted “total quality” audits for compliance to specifications and structured programming of all new systems before deployment.
DPCS Inc. (A Data Processing consulting company). Newport Beach CA
Area Manager/Consultant 1982-1982.
Prepared and presented seminars for manufacturing executives, focusing on the benefits of formal systems. Organized client and contract personnel to analyze and document their informal systems. Subsequently reviewed commercially available packages to determine the extent of modification that would be needed to meet the user specifications. Documented and secured user approval for the modifications and prepared project management plans to monitor progress.
BELL AND HOWELL Co. Pasadena Ca
Group Manager Management Information Systems. 1980-1982
Promoted to this position from Corporate Manufacturing Systems to direct the conversion of the operating systems and to formalize and improve the Information Systems function for the five divisions. Acted as a liaison between corporate MIS and the five-user division’s upper management. Prepared and secured approval of the departmental budget. Implemented standards and procedures to control inventory ordering for components affected by engineering changes thus reducing the on hand inventory by several million dollars.
Manager, Corporate Manufacturing Systems. 1979-1980
Implemented the first commercially available on line manufacturing system to replace a number of home grown informal systems. Prepared specifications and secured approval for a cost accounting system to supplement the commercial package
LEAR SIEGLER Inc. /Data Products Division. Chicago Il. , Huston TX
Regional Support Manager. 1978-1979
Provided Technical support to Sales Managers for the Marketing of a Data General compatible minicomputer. Assisted small businesses with the analysis of their manual system and provided technical support to the developers. (Fortran and Cobol Programmers)
The UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO. Medical Center Information Systems. Chicago Il.
Manager Systems Control And Administration. 1975-1978
Developed and implemented programming policies and standards for systems development. Prepared departmental budget hired and trained new programmers and analysts. Streamlined the Data Control function thus improving cash flow by 20%.
Senior Systems Analyst. .
Headed up the implementation of an on line pharmacy Information system. Participated in the preparation and evaluation of a Request for Proposal for an integrated medical center information system.
SIMPLIFIED DATA CORPORATION. North Brook Il.
Founder and Managing Director. 1974-1975
Developed and marketed an integrated accounting and production management program for restaurants and other small businesses.
ZENITH RADIO Corp. Chicago Il.
Electronic Design Engineer Project Leader 1965 –1974.
Designed, developed and put in production several radio products. The first Engineer at Zenith to write computer programs to calculate resonance curves for both AM and FM frequencies in a circuit design using voltage variable capacitor. Was designated as the Engineering representative to participate in the first implementation of Computerized Inventory control and Bill of Material programs.
Component Analysis Engineer. 1964-1965
Responsible for analysis, testing and approval for production use of all new electronic components.
Hardware: IBM mainframes, Various Mini Computers and Microprocessors. Intel based Personal Systems from PC XT to Current Pentium desktop and Server systems.
Software: IMS/DC, IMS/CICS, OS/MVS, VSE, IBM COPICS, MAPICS, ASK MANMAN, DOS, Windows, Netware, Windows NT. Windows 2000, 2003,2008 2012 Server.
BSEE American Institute of Engineering Chicago Il 1964.
Advanced work toward MSEE, at Illinois Institute of Technology. Chicago Il. 1968.
MHA The University of Chicago, Chicago Il. 1978.
MBA California Coast University. Santa Ana Ca. 1984.
American Production and Inventory Control, IEEE Computer Society, Certified with Society Manufacturing Engineers.