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Natural- Adabas programmer
ATIO Pty Ltd February 2011 - at PresentI support the Icasa Spektrum system written in Natural-Adabas
South African Bureau of Standards January 1965 - at PresentHeavy current Division. I was a technician responsible for the testing of circuit-breakers, isolators and other short-circuit tests.
I left the SABS in order to get my pension money so that I could buy my first house.
Univeristy Relations - Makocha MInds Mentoring Program
IBM South Africa January 2007 - November 2010I ran the Makocha Minds Mentoring program for Sub-Saharan African Universities, placing top students in a mentoring relationship with IBM engineers world-wide
Corporate Sales Manager
IBM South Africa January 1995 - January 1996For the IBM PC Company. I was responsible for the hiring of my staff, and led a team of salesmen and system engineers in selling and supporting IBM PCs to the top twenty IBM corporate customers. In 1996, I was asked to create a sales team for IBM's consumer products, and was appointed as National Retail Sales Manager for the IBM PC Company.
At the end of 1996, IBM decided to cut back on staff, and all contractors were given notice. I approached Epsidon (one of IBM's PC distributors) and they appointed me as an Accounts Executive
systems Enginerr & Account Manager
IBM South Africa January 1974 - January 1993Initially as a Systems Engineer, advancing to the rank of Advisory Systems Engineer. I specialised in the installation of IBM system software, covering such products as OS/MVS and all its utilities, CICS and IMS, STAIRS and ATMS, as well as the 3600 and 4700 banking applications. Customers supported included the Government accounts of Social Welfare and Pensions, National Education, Receiver of Revenue, and Dept of Defense, and the Finance customers in Johannesburg of Trust Bank, UBS, Volkskas, The Allied Group, FNB, and the Stock Exchange; In 1979 I was promoted to a Systems Engineering Manager, and led a team of specialist System Engineers in supporting all IBM's banking customers, focusing on networking projects.
In 1993 I accepted an early retirement offer from IBM, but after a year of driving my wife and family mad, decided to start work again.
Chrysler Motor Manufacturer January 1973 - January 1974At Chrysler, I was responsible for installing and maintaining the operating systems OS/MFT and OS/MVT.
Programmer & systems Analyst
Anglo American (Dedicated Data Centre) January 1970 - December 1972I became very proficient in the computer languages of PL/1, COBOL, FORTRAN and ASSEMBLER.
The DDC was dissolved in 1973, and I left Anglo American to take up a position with Chrysler as Systems Programmer
BSc with majors in Physics & Mathematics
1961 - 1963
(2 years) Gauteng