JAMES D. GERDEMAN; BSIE
Jim Gerdeman is a graduate of Kalida High School.
He attended Bowling Green State University. His Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Dayton has
built the foundation for his success. He married Mary Jo Mahon and they have three children.
Jim is the oldest son of Don and Cecilia (Osterhage) Gerdeman and grandson of Cornelius and Adelia (Klausing)
Gerdeman and Louis and Molly (Meyer) Osterhage. Jim worked for IBM in Cleveland, Ohio, Detroit Michigan
and Boca Raton, Florida. Since leaving IBM he wrote his first book, Radio Frequency Identification
Application 2000. He has handled various RFID assignments for IBM, Hughes, Raytheon, and ACS and headed
up his own company in the Gated Community Security business. He has written Jimmy, Smoke
Signals You Too Can Quit, Your Career Tools & Stratigic Solutions, Jimmy’s Favorite Christmas
Stories, and has others in the works. He has written both screen plays and stage plays. His "Red
Shirt Equal Rights" play is ready and available.
Graduate Industrial Engineering from the University of Dayton and is a member of Tau Beta Pi engineering
honor society. Experienced high technology, transportation systems, computer systems, programming
MARKETING & SALES
Experience in sales and marketing to large and Small clients.
Ran my own business for 8 years. Five 100% Clubs with IBM. Managed marketing and marketing support
teams. Market development and support for technical business for large systems and small systems.
PC Development. Channel Development. Proposal development for IBM, ACS, Telematics, Raytheon.
Customers Navy Finance, NASA, Ohio Bell, ATT, Banks
PHOTO RADAR & PHOTO RED LIGHT ENFORCEMENT
Led the effort to install Red Light Enforcement systems, installed systems and performed image quality
routines. Developed preconstruction survey process. Developed & Taught
Police Photo Radar courses. Solved problems and built successes in over 25 cities across the country.
Over 18 years of lane maintenance.
Managed remote maintenance of 473 lanes for PrePass system in 248 locations across US. Supported
remediation in New Jersey lane 320 Lanes. Improved availability by over 6%. Security
Process Supervised new install of MDX Toll system and maintained same.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT
Responsible for new product development in transportation marketplace.
Developed products for IBM, Hughes, Telematics, Raytheon, J.D. Gerdeman Associates, Lockheed Martin, ACS
Inc. Requirements work customer oriented solutions. Strategic solutions in selected
industries. Requirements specifications.
PROGRAMMER /SYSTEMS DESIGN
and developed software applications. Language experienced in Assembler, FORTRAN, PL/I, RPG, Cobol.
Designed systems using relational database and worked with C++ and SQL applications. Windows Microsoft Office Windows
XP Remote support using PC Anywhere, Telnet, Regedit, Unix
Security systems and gate applications, credential checking, interactive
database to secure area. Over 9 years in security area including high technology gate systems.
Related Homeland Security work Designed & built security software for gate work with customers at ports for container
and Intermodal industry; applied technology to solve problems. Worked
with Border crossing and toll crossing applications
Teach police Radar operations for state and local jurisdictions. Developed training
course for new systems. At IBM taught classes and provided marketing instruction
for technical support engineers and marketing teams. Developed course materials and presented to
executives and staff personnel. Presidents VP Directors; Strong satisfaction at all levels of students.
Written product instruction manuals & collateral.