My last employer was Independent Technologies Co. ( ITC, Omaha,
Nebraska). ITC's niche is the coin phone market;
they are also very strong with manufacturing of instrumentation for cable and
As Director of Software- I was in
charge of an important project for our main client (SPRINT's FON Division).
After this project was finalized, I was promoted to Vice-President
of International Sales, a new department that I was trusted to found. Due
to the advent of intelligent phones -that operate with cards instead of coins-
our main niche was rapidly diminishing in Europe and Latin America. The
slump in Telecom sales all around the world during 2000-2 was the final straw.
Instead of returning to ITC’s headquarters in the
American plains I opted to stay in Florida. I am still in excellent
rapport with my former employer, now as an Independent Sales Agent (please visit
the specialized website at www.1stTEL.net where I am
offering some of ITC's products). This type of venture –though- only
generates residual income. I need a
full time dedication.
When at LodgeNet I created their
International Operations, negotiated all the contracts and technology agreements
(hardware and software). Developed
the international leads, and did operation’s support for those partners that I
had recommended and promoted to be our overseas Licensees.
I provided program initiation, follow up, closing, and operations
I have extensive experience with Microsoft Visual
C++ and their MFC classes. Have done administrative client/server
applications for telephone companies (mostly in the Oracle platform). Most of
the development was done with Visual C++ Studio and ODBC, therefore, I could
work as easily with any other DBMS engines. Currently I have 10
websites online, which I built with MS FrontPage, I do maintain, and
promote to the Internet engines.
For ten solid years I have worked with
telecommunications equipment, participating in radar installations in Latin
America, and training of the ATC staff (air traffic control personnel) in
Portuguese and in Spanish. Have installed pay-per-view (video
on demand) in 5-star hotel properties, and I was the person in charge of sales and
licensing of those systems overseas.
I have had experience as Production Manager, Test
Manager, and Executive. I am a veteran of the Spanish Army (Military
Police, Madrid). I have dual citizenship, and have held US SECRET
CLEARANCE in the past. A poly-faceted engineer: Electrical, Industrial,
Mechanical, Telecom, Software, ... I
can carry a business conversation in several international languages.
There were occasions when hundreds of employees (all
three shifts) were trusted to my leadership, direction and care.
That was the case -for instance- when I was Production Manager for electronics
manufacturers (Columbia Data Products Inc., Gurabo, Puerto
Rico; and Storage TEK, Ponce, Puerto Rico).