Dana has a reputation for helping companies use technology to give them a competitive advantage and improve their business. He is known for making technical concepts understandable to all levels of the organization.
Dana began his IT career working as a Computer Programmer during high school. He continued his education by attending night school at the University of Akron receiving an Associate degree in Computer Programming and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management.
He progressed through the ranks from Programmer to Systems Analyst, Lead Systems Analyst, Project Manager, Manufacturing Systems Manager, Business Systems Manager, and Director of IT for a $100 million manufacturer. His industry experience includes Manufacturing (Discrete and Process), Financial, Transportation and Retail.
He has led the implementation of various software applications including:
- ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning)
- CRM (Customer Relationship Management)
- EDI (Electronic Data Interchange)
- RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) production tracking in factory
- RMM (Remote Monitoring Management)
- Accounting/Finance Reporting
- Warehouse Management
- Shop Floor Control
- Production Labor Tracking
- Enterprise Point of Sale
- Pharmacy Management
- Customer Loyalty Management
- Driver Log Auditing
- Data Warehousing
Many of these implementations involved customizations and integration with existing systems. He has helped implement Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks, Network Security and has participated in both Long Range Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning. Dana was an early adopter of Microsoft’s Exchange Online service.
Dana has assembled multi-disciplinary teams to implement many of these projects. He also taught adult computer/accounting classes at a local Career Center.
Personal time is spent in family activities, church functions, singing groups, serving on the board of a private school, financial market trading, astronomy and outside projects at home.
For further discussion, please contact Dana using the e-mail link above or call him at 330-749-3432.