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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. 

  

INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER

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.


TOLL/LANE MAINTENANCE

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

Designed 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/TRANSPORTATION

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


TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR

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.

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