Project Manager professional with 17 years of experience in design, development, and application of wireless technology in manufacturing, consulting, and government. Extensive experience in Telematics, program management, customer relations, IoT, technology transfer, solutions engineering, and business planning.
Telematics / IoT
Cross-functional team management
Risk and feasibility analysis
Project / Program management
Complex problem solving
Client and vendor relations
Director - Global Telematics May 2008 to April 2016The Manitowoc Company, Inc. － Manitowoc, Wisconsin
lead for development, application, and introduction of Telematics,
Wireless Sensors, and Remote Diagnostics capability
on Manitowoc cranes.
Maintained strategic road map for Telematics considering the state of the market, VOC (Voice of Customer) and available internal / external resources.
Initiated project to reduce cost of Telematics hardware resulting in production approval in 3 months that led to $20,000 in savings in the first year.
Led cross-functional team to engineer, develop and implement Telematics products globally.
Served as director of Innovation Center in New Port Richey, FL. focused on HiL (Hardware In the Loop) software testing for Global Engineering.
Negotiated vendor contracts for software development, hardware supply, wireless connectivity and specialized contract services.
Provided business case, budgets and project time lines to construct a state of the art data warehouse and data analytics system to store and process data.
Identified methods to reduce complexity and increase scalability of Telematics system resulting in optimized system performance and tiered product offerings for profit generation.
Responsible for reporting to all stakeholders including senior management to provide program status, schedule time lines and costs.
Co-Owner / Principal October 2006 to April 2008Arêtec, Inc － Charleston, SC
and Management consultant for development and commercialization of WiFi, WiMax, Active RFID (HSS / DSSS / Zigbee /
Bluetooth), and Wireless Sensor technologies from Oak Ridge National
and testing of satellite and cellular communication technologies
(GSM / CDMA / GPRS / Iridium SBD and LBT / GlobalStar / OrbComm) for
tracking and monitoring of remote land and air based assets.
Testing, and Evaluation of terrestrial and satellite communication
technologies for tracking and monitoring of sleds in the Iditarod
Sled Dog Race and Trans-Pacific Gas Balloon flight.
technical and cost proposals on behalf of clients.
manage technical aspects of clients operations.
with client fund raising, operations, and strategic planning.
Report to board members, organization officials, and staff members to
discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems.
Program Manager January 2002 to September 2006Navigational Sciences, Inc － Charleston, SC
Responsible for the management of $10+ Million CRADA (Cooperative Research And Development Agreement)
at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to develop RF
devices for tracking and monitoring
Engineer for development of GSM / GPRS / GPS Tracking devices and
AMR product lines.
Developed GIS software backend for web-based asset tracking site.
Established departmental responsibilities, and coordinate functions among
departments and sites.
Implemented corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental
Coordinated on the negotiation and approval of contracts and agreements with
suppliers, distributors and federal and state agencies.
Planned and formulated aspects of research and development proposals.
Co-Owner / Principal January 1999 to December 2001STARRS, LLC － Charleston, SC
IT and Satellite Communication expertise to NBC and GE CRD as part
of a project with WNI to provide weather data to all 13 owned and
operated NBC stations.
consultant to the Weather Department at WRC-TV (NBC4) in the areas
of Remote Sensing, GIS, Image Processing, Computer Service / Repair,
and Satellite Communications.
Installed and tested prototype equipment in 5 NBC stations to expand and enhance gathering and
processing data for weather segment production.
Engineered various systems to allow clients to transfer vital remote environmental
data via satellite.
MBA : Finance, 2018Lakeland College － Sheboygan, WisconsinFinance
BS : Physics, 1998The College of Charleston － Charleston, South CarolinaPhysics
Led the development of The Manitowoc Company's Telematics system, CraneSTAR from start to production.
Collaborated on the development and presentation of plans for an innovative inter-modal shipping container tracking product, securing +$2M in private placement capital funding.
Asset Security and Tracking
(MAST), Granted July 2008, G.R. Hanson, M.R. Moore, S.F. Smith of
ORNL and E.L. Dobson, J.S.
and C.A. Duncan of Navigational Sciences, Inc., and D. Maxwell of
Tarallax Wireless, Inc.
Diagnostics System Incorporating Hardware In The Loop (HIL) Software
Regression Tests, Pending,
Application #: 14/590608.
James A. Alger, Jeffrey
Matthew T. Oswald.
Pending, Application #: 14/399766.
James A. Alger, Brian G. Bilke, Jeffrey
Matthew T. Oswald.