FORMARE TECHNICA, LTD Statement of Qualifications for: Communications Systems Design and Project Management LAN – WAN – PBX – STRUCTURED CABLING – OSP – AUDIO/VIDEO FORMARE IISO 9000:: 2000 SO 9000 2000 TECHNICA, LTD Compliiant Compl ant Statement of Qualification Formare Technica, Ltd. can assist with the design, specification writing and T Series CADD details for your client’s communication system. Our approach is to augment the customer’s IT department – not compete with it or replace it. We work with the customer, the Architect and the other systems engineers (Electrical, Mechanical, Pluming) to ensure a more functional design for the end user. Our services can be of great value in the following circumstances: Tenant Improvement Projects Master Planning All phases of campus design Class A speculative build (warm shell build) Medical Facilities – New or Capital Improvement Sample T Series Drawing: No other entity can match our background in meeting clients technology needs. www.formare-technica.com www.projcom.org firstname.lastname@example.org FORMARE IISO 9000:: 2000 SO 9000 2000 TECHNICA, LTD Compliiant Compl ant Our service offerings include: • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning • Construction/Contract Management • Systems Design • Project Management • Web Based Project Communication Tools • Audio/Video Design • Conference Room Design The Formare family of companies can save you • Data Center Design time, money and frustration on your next project. To learn more visit our website: Sample Web Based Communication Tool: www.formare-technica.com ProjCom Team Share Site www.formare-technica.com www.projcom.org email@example.com FORMARE IISO 9000:: 2000 SO 9000 2000 Compliiant TECHNICA, LTD Compl ant Consulting and Design World Leader o PBX Our Team At Formare Technica, Ltd competency o Structured Cabling We specialize in the unique needs of and value are measured by the o OSP your IT department. We provide continued success of our personnel. o Audio/Video unparalleled consultation with We have proven capability in dedicated Systems Engineers and a communication system design from Site Audits skilled work force with comprehensive the PBX to strategic WAN o Incoming Circuits experience. procurement. o Number of inside lines o Analog lines and DID Our Quality o Manufactures and Formare Technica, Ltd. has the reach Software Versions and resources to specify the best o Network Planning VS systems from quality products. We Network Needs manage each project for total quality, o VLANS – Network from start to finish, from design - traffic through installation - to completion. o IP Addressing Schemes Formare Technica, Ltd. will be here in o ROI and TCO reports the future to support your needs for technology and business services. We Contractor Selection make it our mission to ensure the o Technical quality of service that has made us one Our Mission Qualifications of the most respected brands in the At Formare Technica, Ltd. we o Bid Analysis industry today. endeavor to be viewed by our peers, o Quality Assurance within the construction and communication industries, as the Specific Applications global leader in advanced o Relocation / communication technology solutions Renovation budget to current and future tenants needs of development and The analysis newly constructed tenant space. New Simply stated - we achieve the most o Voice over IP o Cable Plant Design Form cost effective system design that meets Of your needs and stated requirements. o Project Management for ongoing projects Technology o LAN upgrades Formare Technica, Ltd. o Video Conferencing Solutions o PBX Upgrades RFP development and o LAN Migration Project Management for all 10/100 1Gig. components of your o Strategic WAN communication systems: procurement o LAN o WAN 503-345-9260 www.formare-technica.com FORMARE IISO 9000:: 2000 SO 9000 2000 TECHNICA, LTD Compliiant Compl ant Technology Planning and Standardization Formare Technica, Ltd. can assist with Strategic Technology Planning for Information Systems, Voice and Data Networks and Network Operations. Formare Technica, Ltd. begins with a focus on a clear understanding of the ‘business needs’ of the organization and a precise understanding of its goals and objectives. Our Strategic Technology Planning focus includes: • Preparing assessments of needs and feasibilities • Identification of solution options (custom or packaged) • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning • Forecasting costs • Projecting labor hours for each project, and • Providing an estimate of projected timeframe (start No other entity can match to finish) for each element. our background in meeting your technology needs. • Participation in the decision processes that initiate new projects. • Specific defined technology specifications and installation standards www.formare-technica.com www.projcom.org firstname.lastname@example.org FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 KEY PERSONNEL: BACKGROUND AND BIOGRAPHIES Douglas M. Hansen Construction Management Over twenty-one years of experience in enterprise-level project and contract management. After receiving a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Stanford University, Doug served as a Captain in US Army Counterintelligence. Upon earning an MBA from the University of Santa Clara, he joined the Ralph M. Parsons Company. During his 12-year career with Parsons he was assigned as the manager of a 72-person contract administration department on the largest construction project in the history of the world. This involved the construction of two cities from the ground-up in Saudi Arabia. Doug's department, which was responsible for one of the cities, managed one billion dollars per year in design, construction, and operation & maintenance contracts. Among his other duties, he negotiated with officials of the Saudi Arabian government, insuring the success of the project through skilled communications. Additional work experience includes over two years experience in the environmental industry, with a focus on waste management. Over the last ten years, Doug's efforts have been directed at the high-tech arena, primarily in telecommunications. For the past four years, he has been a consultant and angel investor in the Internet start-up community. Doug served as President, CEO and sole financial supporter of interhelix, inc., an e- commerce solutions provider, and performed critical roles within three other start- up companies. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for a Shakespearean theater company and Vice-Chair of a medical foundation. Kurt Reibling, BSME, MBA Director Business Services Graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BS in mechanical engineering in 1978, later earning his MBA through Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio in May 1987. Reibling spent the first 16 years of his career with IBM Corporation (now Lexmark) in Lexington, Kentucky. While at IBM, Kurt held many different positions, ranging from facilities engineering and construction management, business management of plant maintenance and operations, management of plant maintenance engineering and training, marketing advisor and IBM PC Business Partner management. On April 1, 1994, he founded, and was President of, CommTec, the Cabling Division of Pomeroy Computer Resources. In 2001, Reibling helped start up, and lead the sales and operations for, Cable-Optic Corporation, a division of Sysborne, LLC. Reibling is now providing interim COO and/or Marketing Consulting services for the following companies: GPS OneStar, Fleet Corporation of America, NetGain Technologies, Palladium Communications, BBR Wireless Management. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 JESS RIVAS, PMI Manager Project Coordination and Communication Mr. Rivas currently serves as Manager, WAN Procurement of Formare Technica, Ltd. a global Communications Consulting and Project Management firm. Jess has been a Telecommunications Planning and Design Manager and Mergers/Acquisitions and Network Vendor Relations Manager for a large financial institution, and a Senior Project Manager for a national fiber optics- based Telecommunications provider. Jess holds degrees in Computer Science and Telecommunications Systems Management, as well as certification in Project Management, and is an active member of the Project Management Institute. Mr. Rivas can be reached at 503-345-9260 Ext 212 or email@example.com Robert L. Pritchett, RCDD LAN Specialist, CTE, MCSE, MCP+I, MSCS Director Data Services Mr. Pritchett currently serves as the Director of Data Services and also as the Webmaster for ProjCom.org for Formare Technica, Ltd (see both http://www.formare-technica.com and http://www.projcom.org). Robert has been an Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) LAN Specialist since 1994 with BICSI and also a Computer-Telephony Engineer (CTE), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Internet Professional (MCSE, MCP+I) while holding a Masters of Science of Computer Systems degree. He's served as a Independent Consultant for nearly 2 decades specializing in Fiber-to-the-Desk and "Info-structure" projects around the Northwestern US by providing specifications, drawings and telecommunications project management (PM) for Architectural firms, Contractors, School Districts, Local, State and Federal governments. (He also served as a Technology Analyst and Editor for both "Internet Telephony" and Communications Solutions" Magazines, testing, evaluating and publishing findings on Internet Telephony systems and interviewing companies while he telecommuted between coasts.) While working for Formare-Technica, he's also acting as a Technology Manager for BiddersGuild.com (http://www.biddersguild.com) and Editor in Chief of MacNut Magazine (http://www.mac-nut.com). He continues to beta-test both system hardware and software and publishes reviews after product has gone public. Mr. Pritchett can be reached at either 1-503-345-9260, Extension 119 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Daniel A. Navarra Director of Project Management Mr. Navarra has over 15 plus years experience in the design and construction of critical support facilities including: Corporate Data Centers, Web Hosting Facilities, Telecom Switch Facilities, Network Operations Centers, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Facilities. He is directly responsible for defining and incorporating all project management criteria into TMI projects. He provides senior level leadership and corporate direction for the firms, in addition to key project management and client interface responsibilities. Prior to joining TMI, Mr. Navarra was the Director of Facilities Implementation for Comdisco Continuity Services, who was at the time the leader of disaster recovery and high availability services. Starting as a Construction Manager in 1988, he managed dozens of data center projects each year. He then became responsible for all design and construction projects totaling 34 Comdisco facilities throughout North America. His expertise in negotiating with and coordinating architects, engineers, contractors, and equipment vendors continuously saved the firm time and money on each project. He then created and developed a facilities department, managing up to $80 million worth of projects in a single year with only four individuals. Before Comdisco, Borggren/Dickson Construction Company in Atlanta, GA employed Mr. Navarra. As a project manager for the general contracting firm, he was selected to manage the construction of their new corporate headquarters, worked on State projects, and managed three projects for Comdisco. Overall experience includes the design and construction of over two million square feet of data center/office space, commercial office buildings, and higher education facilities. Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering and Management Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Daniel J. McGrath President, Technology Management, Inc. (TMI) President, Telecom Development Group (TDG) Mr. McGrath has 20 plus years experience in the design and construction of critical support facilities including: Corporate Data Centers, Collocation Facilities, Telecom Switch Facilities, Network Operations Centers, Clean Rooms, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Facilities. He is Founder and President of TMI and Co-Founder and President of TDG. He provides executive leadership and corporate direction for the firms, in addition to key project management and client relationship development and maintenance. Prior to founding TMI and TDG, Mr. McGrath was Vice President and COO of Data Center Design and Development Corporation from 1974 through 1995. He was one of two principals that nurtured and developed the organization from a small consulting engineering firm to a premier full service design/build organization serving the data processing and telecommunications communities nationwide. Overall experience includes the design and construction of over four million square feet of Critical Support Facilities for corporations and telecommunication firms across the United States and Canada. Other project experience includes the design of office buildings, warehouses, commercial retail stores and DOD commissaries. Licensed Architect in Illinois and New Jersey University of Illinois-Chicago School of Architecture Glen Charlton Sr. Electrical Engineer, Project Manager Glen Charlton possesses 17 years experience in electrical systems design and engineering involved with primarily the commercial and institutional sectors; specialized experience since 1989 in the engineering, specification and design of electrical power systems focused on the application of on-site emergency power generation systems, UPS systems, DC power plants, security systems, etc. for mission-critical type facilities including data centers, disaster recovery facilities and telecom switch sites on a nation-wide scale. Specialized experience also encompasses five years in the coordination of electrical systems installation, construction-phase technical support, project management and integrative site commissioning/pre-operations testing as well consulting services such as site vulnerability evaluations and remedial forensic investigations. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Associates of Applied Science Harper College Joseph A. Roberts Director of Engineering Mr. Roberts has 15 plus years experience in the design and construction of critical support facilities including: Corporate Data Centers, Collocation Facilities, Telecom Switch Facilities, Network Operations Centers, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Facilities. He is directly responsible for defining and incorporating all engineering design criteria into TMI projects. He provides senior level leadership and corporate direction for the firms, in addition to key project management and client interface responsibilities. Prior to joining TMI, Mr. Roberts was President of Roberts Consulting, Inc. (his own consulting firm) from 1999 – 2000. Prior to that he was VP of Engineering for Data Center Design and Development Corporation from 1988 – 1998. He was one of two senior level engineers that directly supported the growth of the organization from a small consulting engineering firm to a premier full service design/build organization serving the data processing and telecommunications communities nationwide. Mr. Roberts was employed by Perkins & Will from 1982 – 1988 as a lead project engineer and was part of a 5-man team that implemented CADD (Computer Aided Design & Drafting) technology into the firm’s drawing production process. From 1979 – 1982 he worked as an electrical design draftsman at Schmidt, Garden & Erickson. Overall experience includes the design and construction of over four million square feet of Critical Support Facilities for corporations and telecommunication firms across the United States and Canada, commercial projects including banks, hotels and labs/clean rooms, and institutional projects including hospitals, medical centers and schools. Associate Degree in Architecture Oakton Community College Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Jose L. Hernandez Vice President, Technology Management, Inc. (TMI) Vice President, Telecom Development Group (TDG) Mr. Hernandez has 20 plus years experience in the design and construction of critical support facilities including: Corporate Data Centers, Collocation Facilities, Refinery Operations, Telecom Switch Facilities, Network Operations Centers, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Facilities. He is a principal and Vice President of TMI and Co-Founder and Vice President of TDG. He provides executive leadership and corporate direction for both firms, in addition to key project management and client relationship development and maintenance. Prior to founding TDG and becoming a principal of TMI, Mr. Hernandez was President of JLH Design from 1992 thru 1998 directing design and construction activities throughout the New York/NJ Tri-State metropolitan area. Projects were focused in the area of critical support facilities including refinery operations and international manufacturing firms. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Mr. Hernandez held senior facility management and architectural positions in companies such as GPU (General Public Utilities), DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation & ADP (Automatic Data Processing). Overall experience includes the design and construction of over 2 million square feet of Critical Support Facilities for corporations and telecommunication firms across the United States. Licensed Architect in New Jersey NCARB certified New Jersey Institute of Technology (School of Architecture) Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 James L. Nelson Mechanical Engineering Mr. Nelson has 23 plus years experience in design and construction. Including: Data Centers, Collocation Facilities, Telecom Switch Facilities, Network Operations Centers, Offices, and Food Courts. He is directly responsible for defining and incorporating all engineering design criteria into TMI projects. He provides senior level key project management and client interface responsibilities. Prior to joining TMI, Mr. Nelson was President of AME Associates, Inc. 1995 – 2001. Mr. Nelson was employed by AME Associates from 1978 – 2001 as a lead project engineer and was part of a 9-person team and was responsible for all of the HVAC and plumbing projects. Overall experience includes the design and construction of a new 1100 ton chiller plant, cooling towers and associated air handling units, Food Courts, numerous building retrofits, EPA testing labs, Chiller retrofits. 1974 Harper College 1976 University of Illinois Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 RECENT PROJECTS AND CLIENT LISTS Abbott Laboratories Convergys (CBIS) Principal Financial Services Accenture Datek Online Putnam Investors Services Acxiom (May & Speh) Den Danske Bank Safety Kleen Corp AFCOM (Air Force) E.J. Brach Corporation Southland Corporation A.G. Edwards Entex, Inc. Sprint Spectrum LLP Allegiance Telecom First Data Resources Stone Container Corp American Medical Association Focal Communications Suburban Bancorp AT&T Bell Laboratories Great Lakes Bancorp Switch & Data Facilities Corp. Bank One (First Chicago Bank) Hines VA Hospital TD Waterhouse Barnes and Noble (B Dalton) IBM Corporation Trammel Crow Baptist Health Systems So. Florida Information Resources Inc. United Airlines Chicago Board of Trade Kraft Foods, Inc. Univ. of Illinois MRI Facility Clark Equipment Company LaSalIe Partners, Inc. Verio, Inc. Collocation Solutions Office Depot Wachovia Bank Comdisco, Inc. Old Kent Financial Corp XO Communications (Nextlink) Nextlink State of Georgia Sumitomo Trust and Banking Client: Comdisco Disaster Recovery Services Duration: 1980 thru 1995 Project: North American Rollout of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Facilities Role: Served as the architect and project manager for 12 North American locations totaling in excess of 750,000 SF of building area providing complete design services for each facility and assisting the client in managing the local general contractors throughout the construction process. Each location experienced significant remodeling every 3-4 years in order to best serve Comdisco’s vast customer base. Client: Cincinnati Bell Information Systems (Convergys), Orlando, FL Duration: February 1994 thru September 1996 Project: 60,000 SF Corporate Data Center and 120,000 SF 3 Story Office Building Role: Served as the technical consultant for the client in charge of dealing directly with the building developer, architect, engineer and general contractor. All information relating to the design and construction of the project was filtered and processed by Mr. McGrath prior to passing the information on to the necessary team members. Information flowed in both directions. Site selection and approval took about 6 months to complete. Utilities, railroad and highway traffic issues relating to hazardous chemical transportation and flight paths of a nearby airport were all concerns that were addressed. The design process took approximately 8 months to complete. The major client concerns addressed by the design team were protecting the facility from accidents occurring on the Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 adjacent interstate and hurricane related issues, in addition to the critical redundant mechanical and electrical support systems. Being a ‘greenfield’ site, construction took 14 months to complete. Mr. McGrath chaired weekly status meetings held throughout the construction process and assisted the Operations Staff in setting up standards for maintaining the facility by writing testing procedures, preventative maintenance procedures and setting up service agreements. Client: Allegiance Telecom, Inc. Duration: September 1997 thru present Project: National Rollout of Telecom Switch Sites, 27 Sites to date 15,000 SF each Role: Currently serve as the design and construction project manager for the client. Our role includes working with Allegiance’s real estate agent to select the best site in each market, and then to provide complete design and construction services up to and including writing procedures for and then managing the testing and commissioning of the critical support systems, and writing preventative maintenance procedures for the Operations Staff. Client: Verio, Inc. Duration: January 2000 thru December 2001 Project: National Rollout of Colocation Facilities in 14 US Markets Role: Served as the design and construction project manager for the client. Our role included working with Verio’s real estate agent to select the best site in each market, and then to provide complete design and construction services up to and including writing procedures for and then managing the testing and commissioning of the critical support systems, and writing preventative maintenance procedures for the Operations Staff. Client: Allegiance Telecom, Inc. Duration: Oct. ’00 thru Mar. ‘02 Project: Telecommunications Switch Facility Role: Served as Project manager overseeing facility electrical and mechanical systems design, equipment specification and procurement, installation and commissioning/ testing of the critical support systems (400kWstand-by power systems, UPS, process cooling and fuel storage & delivery systems) for the tenant build-out of the client’s space. Coordinated the installation and facility cutover to new utility power 12kV service as part of this project. Responsible in this capacity for the build-out of four such sites., including 2500 gallon outdoor fuel storage retrofit and monitoring systems modifications to three existing facilities for this client. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Client: Fidelity Investments Duration: 2001 Project: A 10,000 SF, 300-person facility modification; Carlstadt, NJ Role: The customer came to Comdisco after the September 11 attacks and requested them to complete a 300 person tenant improvement project in 45 days or less, in order to return displaced personnel to the New York metro area. Mr. Navarra guaranteed that project delivery. He then created architectural, electrical, and mechanical construction documents, procured long lead items, and managed the contractors to successfully complete the project in 40 days and under budget by 20%. Client: Comdisco, Inc. Duration: October 1999 thru April 2001 Project: 300,000 SF Data Center/Office Building; Carlstadt, NJ Role: Overall responsibility for over $54 million worth of design and construction management in the consolidation of four facilities into one flagship center. Directly responsible for managing the architects and engineers, as well as procuring over $12 million worth of building equipment. Assigned a construction manager to oversee the day-to-day management of the project, assigned a design manager to select and procure all furniture, and worked hand in hand with the technology project manager and senior managers in all other aspects of the project. Client: Comdisco, Inc. Duration: June 1999 thru July 2000 Project: Data Center Hardening Projects; IL, NJ, GA, Ontario Role: Overall design consultant for (4) simultaneous concurrent maintenance projects. Worked with engineers to create a design that met the concurrent maintenance criteria for each facility, providing the most feasible, yet cost-efficient reliability design at the same time. Incorporated static transfer switches into the facility that required the most hardening, but manual dual-fed PDUs in facilities that did not need the same reliability, saving millions of dollars. Hardened over 85,000 SF total. Client: Comdisco, Inc. Duration: February 1998 thru April 1999 Project: 130,000 SF Data Center/Check Processing/Office Building; Smyrna, GA Role: Overall project management duties for the $18 million shell and tenant fit out, in addition to consolidating two facilities and creating a dedicated space for Bank of America. Assembled a team of individual project managers and assigned specific tasks for each of them, completing the project on time and 5% under budget. Programmed the building and the site specifically for the specialized functions of check processing. Developed with the architects a cost- Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 efficient tilt-up exterior with aesthetic features that prevented it from looking like a warehouse. Client: Kraft Foods, Inc. Duration: Aug. ‘98 thru Mar. ‘02 Project: 22, 000 SF Data center Emergency Power System Upgrade Role: Served as Project Engineer-Manager responsible for the upgrade of this client’s existing 1200kW on-site emergency stand-by power, 600kW UPS & UPS power distribution systems. Responsibilities included project conceptual design thru equipment procurement, final design, construction, commissioning- site testing of the new systems and sequence planning and coordination of the data center power distribution cutover to the completed systems. Project entailed provision of dual-bus distributed redundant UPS system with hot-tie capability and the installation of a second “B” side outdoor enclosed diesel genset, while minimizing required down-time to facility operations. Client: Comdisco Disaster Recovery Services Duration: 1980 thru 1995 Project: North American Rollout of Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Facilities Role: Served as the senior engineer for 12 locations totaling in excess of 750,000 SF of building area. Our firm provided complete design services for each facility and assisted the client in managing the local general contractors throughout the construction process. In addition to the original project, each location went thru significant remodeling about every 5 years in order to best serve Comdisco’s vast customer base. Client: Allegiance Telecom, Inc. Duration: September 1997 thru present Project: National Rollout of Telecom Switch Sites, 27 Sites to date 15,000 SF each Role: Served as the senior engineer for the Design/Builder to the client. Role included working with Allegiance’s technical staff to define all critical support system requirements, integrate these requirements into the final design, specify and procure all long-lead critical support equipment, to provide complete design and construction services up to and including writing procedures for and then supervising the on-site testing and commissioning of the critical support systems, and writing preventative maintenance procedures for the various site Operations Staff. Client: Verio, Inc. Duration: January 2000 thru December 2001 Project: National Rollout of Colocation Facilities in 14 US Markets Role: Served as the senior engineer for the Design/Builder to the client. Role included working with Verio’s technical staff to define all critical support Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 system requirements, integrate these requirements into the final design, coordinate the A/E firm in the development of construction drawings, specify and procure all long-lead critical support equipment, to provide complete design and construction services, supervising the on-site testing and commissioning of the critical support systems. Client: Panasonic (Matsushita Electric Corporation) Duration: 1987 thru 1997 Project: North American Data and Automated Warehouse Facilities Role: Served as the principal architect and project manager for 5 locations totaling in excess of 190,000 SF of building area. Our firm provided complete design services for each facility and assisted the client in managing the local contractors throughout the construction process. We also instituted and managed a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for the corporate data center. In addition to the original project, the corporate location went thru significant remodeling approximately every 5 years in order to keep pace with Panasonic’s changing technology upgrades. Client: Datek Online Duration: September 2000 thru August 2001 Project: 28,000 SF Corporate Data Center and Electronic Trading Operation Role: Served as the principal designer and project manager for the construction of a corporate data center and online operations trading facility. Our firm provided full Architectural and engineering services, equipment procurement, project management and assistance in the formation of a comprehensive preventive maintenance program. The facility serves as one of two primary data and electronic trading centers for Datek. Client: Allegiance Telecom, Inc. Duration: September 1997 thru present Project: National Rollout of Telecom Switch Sites, 27 sites to date 15,000 SF each Role: Serve as the principal designer and project manager for the client. Our role includes working with Allegiance’s real estate agent to select the best site in each market, and then to provide complete design and construction services up to and including writing procedures for and then managing the testing and commissioning of the critical support systems, and writing preventative maintenance procedures for the Operations Staff. Our firm is continuing to provide services for upgrades and expansions to the sites we have constructed over the last 5 years. Client: TD Waterhouse Duration: February 2002 thru present Project: National Rollout of Financial Service Centers, 3,000 to 4,000 SF each Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Role: Serve as the principal project manager for the design and construction of new financial service centers throughout the United States. TDW, under TMI’s project management, is planning to construct approximately 40 sites in 2002 and 2003. Client: Chanel Duration: February 1996 thru September 1998 Project: 150,000 Square foot North American Manufacturing Center Role: Served as the principal architect and project manager for multiple projects within the manufacturing center. Projects included, corporate offices, data center modifications, laboratory renovations, warehousing modifications & a new mezzanine level training center. Client: General Services Administration Duration: 1984 thru 1993 Project: Engineering Contract for Cook County Role: Served as the senior engineer for the design and installation of various new and replacement projects for numerous locations through out Cook County. Client: Metropolitan Fiber Systems Duration: 1989 thru 1991 Project: City of Chicago fiber loop Role: Served as the senior engineer for the design and installation of 10 miles of fiber optic loop in the Chicago freight tunnels. This included drilling from street level to the existing tunnel system and from tunnel level to connecting buildings. Client: USN Communications Duration: September 1995 thru 1999 Project: National Rollout of Telecom sales sites. Role: Served as the senior engineer and Project Manager for the client. Role included working with USN’s technical staff to define all system requirements, integrate these requirements into the final design and compose master specifications for all equipment. Provided complete turn key construction services. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Hanford Nuclear Reservation Richland, Washington Department of Energy Project Description: Provided network and telecommunications infrastructure and electronics to 18,000 workstation locations in literally hundreds of locations both within and near the 540 square mile nuclear reservation under a mandate by DOE to have every system connected and communicating within 5 years. Facilities ranged everywhere from construction trailers to multi-story buildings. Projects migrated from Broadband/Baseband to Structured wiring to Fiber-to- the-Desk as the EIA/TIA and FIPs Pubs (Federal standards) were being discovered, modified and established. All phases of Project Management principles were rigorously developed and exercised. Specifications for both Inside and Outside Plant were finessed from "Lessons Learned". Coordination of efforts, "reinvention of government", peer-reviews and consolidation of groups helped many of those projects get done ahead of time and under budget in multi- project mode. All projects managed by Robert Pritchett were "hands-on" to alleviate any Engineering Change Notices or possible "stop work" activities in and around radioactive "hot zones". All work was closely orchestrated between various Union-based contractors, subcontractors and clients to have cut-overs done during weekends, holidays and other "off" times to keep downtime to a minimum. Some of the work was classified and TEMPEST-based. While the Hanford Local Area Network (H-LAN) was evolving, we also did a major telecommunications cut-over from combining two telecommunications providers systems to QWEST Federal Services, replacing all Outside Plant with a large fiber backbone system between Areas and copper services within those areas. Robert was intimately involved in those as well. Projects were done with the goal of "done right once". And they were. Many of the projects were multi-million dollar activities and required high level security clearances. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Hewlitt-Packard Corvallis Corvallis, Oregon Hewlitt-Packard Project Description: Provided telecom project management services coordinating a small union-based team of 11 to upgrade the telecommunications and computer network systems for a multi-building campus facility in constant production-mode without adversely affecting existing production and new construction. Work was also done in other locations in the area for HP. All inside and outside plant work was done for voice, data and video systems and services to well over 1,811 locations plus architectural design work for 2 new multi-story buildings that finished the campus. Outside plant systems were fiber and inside plant systems were structured wire copper, fiber and coax. Facilities were everything from construction trailers to multi-story buildings. Not once were we fined for affecting production during the work done there (fines were around $70K per minute of downtime). A "plug&play" approach to estimating and ordering product was also established. excellent installation efforts by the team. Walla Walla State Penitentiary Walla Walla Washington Washington State Department of Corrections Project Description: Design-Built complete infrastructure replacement for both inside and outside plant for 73 buildings on campus for both telecommunications and computer systems to over secured 1,100 locations. Extremely challenging operation coordinating all aspects of design, site surveys, walkthroughs, secure "prison-proof" telecom cabinet and service locations, weekly status sessions, building upgrades, a new Telecom Building to populate with various security, monitoring and other services. Another "hands-on" project including underground tunneling at night, discovery of abandoned and hidden underground and above ground systems and cutting over without affecting existing services. Coordination efforts between the telecom provider, and access to the new facilities as well as coordinating with on-site engineering groups while working around prison riots, electrocutions, attempted prison breakouts, etc. All work was done on schedule without any downtime even as Engineering Change Notices were handled daily during the construction phase and a rapidly dwindling budget and increased demand for services escalated. Much of the construction phase and oversight project management work was done at night while some of the worst criminals known to man were locked up behind bars. This was a walk-in, take-over project that had been in planning stages for 10 years with construction completed in 9 months. The final 3 years of redesign and completion were handled by Robert Pritchett. This was an excellent and successful team Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 approach to the project between all vested parties involved. No negative incidents occurred to any civilians working on the project and were always "shadowed" by officers. Hermiston School District Hermiston, Oregon Hermiston Elementary Schools Project Description: Networked all elementary school classrooms with telecom and network services. Use volunteer labor for installation. Provide design services for outside plant fiber between schools and District offices. Instructed teachers, parents and students on proper structured wiring infrastructure cable pulling and termination. Coordinated conduit efforts by a local electrician for above ground locations. Used tunnel systems for cable routing. Installed specially constructed telecom cabinets to handle both telecom and network systems. Replaced existing systems with new ones during cutover with coordination of the school district SysAdmin, Rail and Oregon State Department of Transportation rights of way, etc. Lots of volunteer evening after-work activity before school started. Pasco School District Pasco, Washington Pasco Elementary Schools Project Description: Worked with an Architectural firm to establish telecom and fiber drawing standards for Division 17. Designed Specifications that included Division 17 (Telecommunications) Pre-MasterFormat structure for "cut&paste, plug&play" new and rebuilt construction for a few schools. Provided design support for all telecommunications drawings. City of Richland Richland Washington I-LAN Project Project Description: Did all site surveys, pedestal locations and drawing redesign work of all drawings associated with all city, business and school fiber point-of- presence with the local cable company for the city fiber network. Completed all pre and post drawings including digital camera work for both pre and as-built drawings for fiber pedestal locations. First use of inserting color photos on CAD drawings. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Bonneville Power Administration Between Seattle Washington and Portland Oregon areas Fiber backbone (later to be known as NOANet or Northwest Optical Area Network) Project Description: Provided Quality Assurance of fiber runs between new telecommunication huts along the BPA power lines between Seattle and Portland substations along the I-5 corridor. Discovered and used a technique for testing for dark fiber in adverse weather and field conditions. Fusion-spliced cables. Searched and discovered "pinched" cable locations to resolve dB loss issues. No broken fiber found. Tetra-Tech Pasadena California Internet Telephony Feasibility Study for the Enterprise Project Description: Provided a multi-phase Study to discover whether or not an Enterprise Internet Telephony system would be feasible between 173 locations worldwide. Gathered telecom system information for each location. Found vulnerabilities for Y2K PBX voice-messaging date/time systems. Created an Information Technology team with membership from each office in each Division to establish a baseline of services. Helped create the Tetra Tech and Subsidiaries Enterprise Network diagram and created a project password-protected website for members. A Virtual Private Network (VPN) phase was established, but Internet Telephony was not mature enough then and too cost-prohibitive at the time. All the offices were not comfortable enough to"join hands" in a full VPN situation. Consolidation efforts between Divisions and offices kept the dynamics very fluid. Municipal Solid Waste Composting Plant, Portland, Oregon As the Manager of Projects for Riedel Waste Systems (“Riedel”) I was principally responsible for negotiating a key subcontract that permitted the funding entity, Credit Suisse of New York (the “Bank”), to approve the funding for this project so that it could go forward. I also dealt with all contractual matters affecting this project, negotiating change orders and claims, and was the point of contact for the Bank’s engineer to process payment of Riedel’s monthly pay invoice. My success in dealing with the Bank’s engineer ensured the continuing payments to Riedel that made it possible for Riedel to complete and commission the project. My ability to work well with the legal staff and create the essential documentation ensured that issues that later arose that had to be addressed in the courts wound up favorably for Riedel. I also spent significant amounts of time dealing with the City of Portland construction permit approval process and dealing with key Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 officials of Metro, the super-regional governmental authority responsible for the project and which let the contract to Riedel. DSC Communications Japan Project Although this project continued for the entire time I was employed at Atlas Telecom (“Atlas”), Portland, Oregon (1992 to 1998), as the Senior Contract Administrator for Atlas in 1992 I worked a significant part of this year on this contract with DSC Communications (“DCS”) in Plano, Texas, which was the general contractor for a large element of a huge communications project in Japan. Atlas was able to land the initial $20+ million contract for supplying a fax store-and-forward system for this project by virtue of the 23-page support services agreement I drafted which was the final piece of the negotiation to be resolved. It should be noted that I ultimately became the Director of Proposals and Contracts for Atlas. In this position I successfully grew the department from 3 personnel to 15 over a 2.5-year period. Project – DeTeMobile/Deutsche Telekom Projects, Multiple Locations in Germany During this time frame at Atlas I had become the Director of Proposals and Contracts, but I was still closely involved on key projects. I mention these two projects together, because without how Atlas performed on the DeTeMobile proposal, Atlas would not have gotten the $23 million contract with Deutsche Telekom. On the DeTeMobile proposal (Request for Proposal [“RFP”] response), I was responsible for ensuring the accurate translation from the technical and commercial German documents into English and translating the answers back into German. The contractual parts of the efforts I did the translation work myself due to my command of German, whereas the balance of the documents I got quotes for and finally selected a translation service which assembled a team to attack this project. I did the final review of all the German language responses to ensure there was nothing glaringly wrong in the translation work. While Atlas did not win this bid, the showing we made was so impressive to DeTeMobile that they recommended to Deutsche Telekom that Atlas be strongly considered for a voice messaging system project that Deutsche Telekom was seeking to bid out. Again the Atlas response to the RFP had to be largely in German and once again my facility in the language helped to complete the RFP response and ultimately to win the bid. My ability to discern a path to resolution of a last moment impasse between Atlas and Deutsche Telekom was also a key factor in turning what looked to be failed negotiations to securing a signed contract literally between 1:30 am and 8:30 am in the same night/morning. Madinat Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah (MYAS), Kingdom of Saudi worked for the Ralph M. Parsons Company’s Saudi Arabian subsidiary, Saudi Arabian Parsons Limited (SAPL), on this project. The project was the construction of an entire city for initially 150,000 inhabitants (later expanded to 250,000) from the ground up. This was one half of the entire project of the construction of two cities, one on Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 either coast, Jubail being the other city considered to be a part of this project that is still regarded as the largest construction project in the history of the world. Our half of the project included the construction of an airport, industrial seaport, roads, infrastructure, heavy industrial facilities for petro-chem, light industrial park, schools, mosques, housing, shopping areas, a hospital and huge desalination plants. From 1978 through the next ten years approximately $1 billion in contracts were let per year, after which span a slightly lesser sum was spent annually. My department of 7 supervisors and 64 contract administrators were responsible for the administration of these contracts that encompassed design, construction, operation and maintenance. When I joined the project it took on the average 9.5 months to process a change order from recognition of the need to getting approval from the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu, the Saudi governing authority. By the time I left 4.5 year later, the average time had dropped to 2.5 months. Much of this improvement was due directly to my efforts. Furthermore, a couple of years after I had joined the project, I drafted a memo interpreting the funding rules used by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu which was used to justify the continued expenditure of $1 billion annually on contracts until after I departed the project. I was also delegated by the top SAPL project director to deal with sub-cabinet officials of the Saudi Arabian government on various issues on this project, including a claim against SAPL, which was successfully defeated. King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia I worked for the Ralph M. Parsons Company as a part of the Parsons-Daniel Joint Venture to construct this $4.5 billion airport. I came onto the project as a Contract Administrator (Associate), worked my way up to Deputy Department Manager with day-to-day responsibilities for directing the efforts of seven contract administrators, and ultimately became the Special Advisor for Supplemental Agreements, the last of which agreements I worked on totaled $475 million, half of which I either directly negotiated or re-negotiated. This airport was split between a civilian side and a Royal Saudi Air Force side. Communication systems and flight information display systems were significant elements of this construction which was built largely by change order due to the fact that two years after the project was started, an official air traffic volume study was accepted which showed the need to massively increase the originally planned size of the airport. One of the first tasks I was assigned when I arrived on the project was to rationalize the change order tracking and documentation system. I did so and in the process created the project contract administration library and trained a man from Pakistan and a man from Djibouti to run this library. Six years after I left the project these two men were still capably running this critical contract document repository. Establishing standard operating procedures to improve work efficiency has been something I have done on every project I’ve been involved with since this project. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 CommTec The Cabling Division of Pomeroy Computer Resources, Inc. Problem: An $850 million technology company traded on NASDAQ, PCR had tried but failed to establish a successful communication cabling company. While the company’s CEO had determined that the addition of a cabling company “should” be a huge success, PCR did not have a person with the right experience to make it happen. Solution: In January 1994, PCR approached Reibling and asked that he take on the project. Before accepting the assignment, Kurt researched PCR and the cabling industry and wrote the CommTec strategic business plan. The business plan confirmed that there was room in the industry for a full-service network integration and cabling company, that PCR’s sales force could sell it, and that Kurt had the skills to launch and run it. As president of CommTec, Kurt launched the division on April 1, 1994. In this role, he led and managed the division’s marketing, sales, operations, personnel, process and quality management, training, accounting, administration, and P&L. Results: Under Kurt’s leadership: • Sales and operations expanded from three employees in one city garnering $0.3 million sales in 1994 to more than 300 employees in 31 cities earning $17.5 million in sales and 10% NEBT in 1999. • All cabling management, purchasing, accounting, and operations from PCR’s 31 branch offices were centralized into PCR headquarters in Hebron, Ky. • CommTec grew in five years to be one of the “Top 10 Cabling Contractors in the USA.” • PCR was ranked in 1999 among the Top Five Network Integrators and the Fourth-Best General Business VAR in the nation. The Weinstein Group Problem: TWG is a financial consulting company specializing in financial project management, operational analysis, enterprise software solutions, and long-term exit strategies. One of TWG’s clients, a $10 million software integration company, asked TWG to act as its broker in its attempt to sell the organization to a larger company. However, TWG was unsuccessful in attracting potential buyers. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Solution: In August 1999, TWG engaged Kurt to package, market, and help TWG sell their client. Results: Kurt enhanced the client’s marketing material and aggressively contacted every potential buyer in the United States, quickly receiving offers from three major corporations. In March 2000, TWG’s client was successfully sold to Tyco Electronics, a division of Tyco International, for $10 million. The majority of the consideration was cash. Sysborne/Cable-Optic Corporation Problem: Sysborne, a two-man start-up communications company, and Loth Mbi, a Steelcase business furniture company, wanted to start a joint venture to provide communication cabling to their clients. However, neither of the companies, both based in Cincinnati, Ohio, had the expertise to write the business plan and then launch and run such a venture. Solution: In November of 2000, the companies contracted with Reibling & Associates to write the strategic business plan for, launch, and provide temporary leadership and management to run the new company. Kurt led and managed the marketing, sales, operations, personnel, process and quality management, training, accounting, administration, and P&L of Cable- Optic Corporation. Results: The joint venture secured four major cabling manufacturer certifications in five months. In June 2001, Sysborne bought out Loth Mbi’s interest in Cable- Optic Corporation. Sysborne/Cable-Optic grew from $0 in March 2001 to a going rate of more than $600,000 per month by December 2001. In June 2001, Sysborne purchased the assets of Infinet from Teligent and was subsequently awarded $20 million Cop Smart Contract. Kurt also helped Sysborne launch the expansion of Sysborne/Cable Optic to Louisville, Ky.; Columbus, Ohio; and Indianapolis, Ind. Directec Corporation Problem: Directec, a $40 million technology distribution company, was rapidly expanding but lacked consistent people management programs, process and quality management programs, and training programs. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Directec’s top three executives left the company within one month of each other, leaving the company severely lacking leadership and big-corporation management experience. The CEO also had a vision to develop a new company. Solution: In January 2000, Directec’s CEO contracted with Kurt to join the company to relieve himself of the above challenges, help run the company, and give him more time to work on the business plan for his new company. Kurt initially took on the management of the sales organization of the company. Then, when the three executives left, Kurt assumed the additional leadership and management of marketing, human resources, operations, personnel, process and quality management, training, accounting, administration, and P&L. Results: Due to the downturn in the technology industry in 2000, sales declined from 1999 to 2000. Under my leadership, Directec took advantage of the slow time by: • Implementing development plans, performance plans, and evaluation plans for all employees in the company. • Launching a total quality management program, including document every company process. • Developing its Technology Alliance Program (agent program), resulting in significant sales. The internal improvements made in the company paved the way for a successful and profitable year in 2001, while other technology companies went out of business. Additionally, in 2001, the CEO successfully launched his new company, Dough Nutty, a bakery focused only on delivering to Louisville businesses. OneStar GPS Systems Problem: OneStar GPS Systems (OneStar) was founded by two people in 2000. The founders did a commendable job researching the industry for GPS tracking systems offering the best functionality and price. Additionally, they identified markets where there was a huge need for affordable GPS tracking systems. However, as of March 2002, they had not made any substantial sales. Solution: In March 2002, OneStar’s CEO contracted with Kurt to join the company as the interim COO to help him determine what was wrong with the company and help increase sales. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life….. FORMARE Corporate Resume TECHNICA, LTD 12/23/2002 Kurt discovered that while the products and target segments were sound, OneStar did not look like or act like a business. Kurt updated then executed the OneStar Business Plan, which included: • Adding a dealer and agent channel • Designing and implementing several marketing and sales programs • Personally targeting and making sales calls on dealer, agent, and large account prospects. Results from March through August 2002: • 8 agents authorized • 4 dealers authorized • 35 sales appointments with fortune 500 accounts • Finalist for thousands of units with GE Capital TIP (owner of 150,000 leased trailers) and Wabash Trailer (largest trailer manufacturer in the USA). The business improvements made at OneStar increased their visibility and credibility in the marketplace and has allowed them to compete for high volume business. Quality – Team Work – Innovation Our Way of Life…..
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