ENGINEER
Home Up

With colleague, both working in crystallography research (using what was then a new technology: LASER). "Raman and Brillouin scattering".

Nuclear Center of Puerto Rico (1973)

  Telecommunications Engineer at JFK A/P

 British Airways New York City, 1977

(noticed used hairpiece for a couple of years :-)

======*******======

FOR GREATER DETAIL ON MY ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE >> www.JXPE.com  (John Xuna Professional Engineer)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Candidate to the US Congress.  (  www.Xuna.com  and  www.Xuna.net  )  GE 2002, FL CD-22

Independent candidate for Congressional District 22 of Florida, for more detail please visit campaign websites.

After the 9-11 catastrophe, I resigned to my previous position to dedicate full time to my new political embarking.  Yet, the American electionsí system offers very limited access to public debates.  Therefore, the possibility -for an Independent- of winning a race are practically impossible.  When running as NPA (no party affiliation) you often hear: "Only your wife and children will vote for you".  Yet, I bit the odds receiving 1,948 votes at the November election, for those who understand politics, that was a huge achievement. No money, no pandering, no friends, no endorsements.  Yet, my private and professional lives were full tested by public scrutiny.

======*******======

Independent Technologies Corp.    (  www.IndependentTech.com )

11422 Miracle Hills Drive, Suite 500,  Omaha, NE 68154, US

Dates Employed: 06/1998 - 2002 (continued working as independent distributor for them until 2004)

(Supervisor's Name: Daryl Ingalsbe, President.   Phone: 402 496-4700.)

Director in the Software Department. I developed for a client (Sprint Corporation, FON Group) an Oracle application, written in Visual C++, for Windows NT and with ODBC connectivity. The program -called 'Contracts and Commissions'- calculated commissions due on 60,000 public phones, and administered the 50,000 contracts of those phones. It could be easily adapted to work with other DBMS engines. For 2 years I had an office at Sprintís HQ (in Overland Park, KS). 

 Vice President of International Sales   Promoted on June of 2000. Relocation to Florida was necessary. Remuneration was mostly based on commissions. International Telecommunications sales were in recession.  R&D Software Center was in New London, MN. I sold my lakeshore home in Hartford, SD, and relocated to Hillsboro Beach, Broward Co., Florida.

======*******======

LodgeNet Entertainment Corp.     (  www.LodgeNet.com )

3900 West Innovation Street,   Sioux Falls, SD 57107-7002, US

Dates Employed: 04/1994 - 04/1997

(Supervisor's Name: Tim Flynn, Chairman.    Phone: 605 988-1000.)

Manager of International Licensing reporting directly to the Chairman.  Negotiated all hardware and software technology licensing agreements, with business partners in Latin America, Europe and Asia. During my tenure, LodgeNet's systems were successfully deployed in Japan, Korea, Brazil, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic and Venezuela.  Responsibilities included: Search for "Licensees"; review their operations and proposals; qualify candidates; make recommendations to CEO/COO; negotiate Letter-or-Intent / Licensing Agreement; migration of technology (software localization, software licensing, permits); export's clearance; determination of harmonized codes; coordinate training and technical support; quotes preparation; analysis/reporting on sales statistics; accounting on royalties and remittance taxes.

======*******====

Animal Science Software International  ( www.XunaSoft.com )

201 East River St.,  Two Rivers, WI 54241, US

Dates Employed: 06/1991 - 03/1994

(Supervisor's Name: Software Venture: I was the founder and the person in charge.   Phone: 414 793-1420.)

President, Owner, Software Developer For eight years I developed -in "C"- applications software for the agribusiness industry. They were integrated database management systems, applied to the operation of dairy farms.   "Animal Science Software International", Two Rivers, WI;  and "Scientific Software", Old San Juan, PR, were eventually closed for lack of venture capital. For scans of articles in trade magazines and newspapers, please, visit the website indicated.

"XUNA D.M.I.S." (c)1981;  and "Decade D.M.I.S" (c)1991.

 COPYRIGHTS: TXu 74-195,   TXu 90-917,   TX 3-260-709

======*******======

Storage Technology Inc.      ( www.StorageTEK.com now is a division of Oracle and Sun Microsystems)

One StorageTek Drive,   Louisville, CO 80028, US --> They moved to Longmont, CO.

Dates Employed: 06/1986 - 06/1991

(Supervisor's Name: Victor Perez, Vice President. Phone: 303 673-5151.)

Production Manager (PR), Started as SAS Programmer at their Puerto Rico plant. Then promoted to Manager.

Test Software Engineer (CO)   In 1988 I was transferred to the headquarters in Louisville, CO, there:

(1)    I wrote SAS programs to retrieve manufacturing data, then combine it, as to generate Annual Labor Standards Reports.

(2)    Implemented a database for the Disposition of Electronic Boards (either Rework/Refurbishing or Scrap). I created the 'ROSI Formula' using an innovative curve-fitting algorithm Ė based on Hermite Polynomials.

(3)    Developed in C language a 'Channel Emulator' (which I named "Chameleon") to diagnose our solid-state memory devices.

(4)    Wrote 'AUTO-MDL'.  The most critical piece of software that I created at STK. Written in C, with INFORMIX as DBMS, and UNIX OS. Did automatic testing by interfacing users with particle counters, bar-code readers, environmental stress chamber, etc.

(5)    Developed as well the 'AUTS-Tape' (Automatic Unit Test System for Tape Products) to allow for automatic unmanned testing and data collection from Tape Transport units, and from their corresponding Control Units.

======*******======

Columbia Data Products (of Puerto Rico)     (  www.CDP.com )

1070-B Rainer Drive,  Altamonte Springs, FL 32714, US

Dates Employed: 06/1983 - 03/1984 

(Supervisor's Name: Felix Fano, Plant Mgr. Phone: 407 869-6700.)

Manager of Board Test and Manager of Systems Test: First computer manufacturer that came up with a fully "100% IBM-PC Compatible". As Test Manager in Gurabo, PR, I was responsible for the work of 260 employees (3 shifts), and 6 Supervisors. I also developed in BASIC some of the test-programs we were using to expedite the testing of PCs at the production line.   All employees were laid off when this company closed its operations in 1985, consequence of financial irregularities at the Maryland headquarters discovered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. It was resurrected a few years later. They now develop back-up and recovery solutions for Netware, and operate from Florida.

======*******======

British Airways       ( www.BritishAirways.com )

75-20 Astoria Blvd,  Jackson Heights, NY 11370, US,  (Used to be located in 245 Park Ave., NYC)

Dates Employed: 04/1977 - 12/1980

(Supervisor's Name: Jim Wheeler. Phone: 800 545-7644.)

Telecommunications Officer I worked almost 4 years for this Airline, in a rich environment of computer networks and high-tech telecommunications equipment. I was part of a small team of Engineers who maintained the BOADICEA Reservation System, including software upgrades, data traffic-control, system reboots, real-time coordination with the other mainframe (Amdahl) in London, England. Programmed arrival-departure flappers, modified scripts used by ticket-printers, etc. Worked "on-call" 24 hours, often having to do immediate air shuttling to BA's ticket offices (at many US airports: NY-JFK, Washington-Dulles, Boston-Logan,) where we would do on-site troubleshooting and repairs. This reservation system was at the time one of the world's largest long-haul telecommunication networks. It carried not only British Airways traffic, but that of many other hosts (Clients: Air India, Cunard, Quantas, South African Airways, TAP, ...). I left British Airways to work fulltime in my first software venture in Puerto Rico (Jan. 1981-1984), which had been registered in Suffolk, Long Island, NY in 1977, "1 year after Microsoft was founded, 1 year before Oracle was founded".

======*******======

Databit Inc.     www.SSC.Siemens.com  and www.ICN.Siemens.com )

110 Davis Drive, Hauppauge, NY, US

Dates Employed: 03/1976 - 06/1976

(Supervisor's Name: Earl Bailey.)

International Sales Manager (Middle East, Europe, W. Africa) Accepted an offer made by these pioneers in the development of Time-Division Multiplexers (TDMs). I was excited by the professional opportunity given, and ecstatic for the trust and responsibilities laid on me. Only two years out of college, I became an International Sales Manager. They doubled the salary I had with my previous employer, and when traveling overseas I had a 30% on top of that ("hardship allowance"). But, the promised 30% traveling came closer to 90% (recently-married, that was intolerable at the time).  Therefore, I resigned after just a long business trip to the Middle East, and Europe.   Although I worked there for only a few months I included this for its professional significance. In 1984 the company merged with Siemens Stromberg-Carlson. On 1992 they moved from Hauppauge, NY, to Boca Raton, FL (Siemens Information and Communication Networks Inc.)

======*******======

Airborne Instruments Laboratories ( A. I. L. )   (  www.AIL.com    and   www.EDOcorp.com )

Route 110  (Suffolk County, Long Isl.)  Farmingdale, NY , US

Dates Employed: 07/1974 - 02/1976

(Supervisor's Name: Bob Olson, Engineering Director.)

 Radar Engineer, International Trainer.  Hired on campus (in Puerto Rico) they paid my family's moving expenses to Long Island, NY. I worked on development and field installation of Secondary Surveillance Radars (AN TPX 42). Traveled to South America (Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil) for installations at airfields, and for the training of air-traffic controllers in these systems.   AIL used to be a Division of Cutler-Hammer, then bought by Eaton. In May of 2000 AIL merged with EDO Corp.

======*******======

Nuclear Center of Puerto Rico, US Atomic Energy Commission  (www.EM.DOE.gov/bemr96/ceer.html )

University of Puerto Rico,  MayagŁez Campus,   MayagŁez, PR 00806, US

Dates Employed: 06/1972 - 06/1974

(Supervisor's Name: Dr. Julio Gonzalo Gonzalez.)

Optical Research Assistant Solid State Physics Laboratory. Worked part time in Optics Science research, that help pay my tuition expenses. Position expired when graduated from UPR.   While studying full-time at the University of Puerto Rico, I assisted Dr. Gonzalo Gonzalez. He pioneered laser crystallographic studies (Brillouin and Raman scattering). Nuclear reactor operations ended in 1976 when the US Atomic Energy Commission was dissolved. It is still owned by the US Department of Energy, but it is now the CENTER FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH.

======*******======

PSA Peugeot-CitroŽn S.A.   ( www.PSA.fr )

Avenida de CitroŽn 3 y 5,  36210 Vigo, Spain

Dates Employed: 08/1965 - 06/1967   (Outillage Central Department [34-986] 21-50-50 )

Industrial Officer Mechanical Draftsman, Lathe and Milling Machine Operator. In 1962 I was awarded by Automobile Manufacturer -CitroŽn  a 3-year Scholarship (which paid for my Associate Degree in Mechanical/Industrial Engineering) . After graduating Summa Cum Laude, I accepted an offer made by this car-manufacturer to join their ranks. With 10,000 employees in Vigo, Spain, this is on of the largest automobile operations in Spain. I was later chosen for a two-year program (Plant Manager Apprenticeship), and as such I had temporary managerial duties on several of CitroŽnís offices, laboratories and factory workshops.  Two years later, in 1967, I was granted an Electrical Engineering Scholarship, by the CONDE DE FENOSA Foundation (www.FBarrie.org). Consequently, I left CitroŽn to start Electrical Engineering studies in Barcelona, Spain (ETSII - Escuela Tťcnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales).

======*******======

JOB-RELATED TRAINING COURSES:  JIT (Just in Time), SPC (Statistical Process Control), MRP (Material Requirements Planning), COBOL, PROLOG, and Ö many more courses and seminars.

======*******======

Military Service: I became US citizen in 1976. Before then, from Sep. 1970 to Dec. 1971, I served in the Spanish Armed Forces (Military Police. Madrid. Spain).

======*******======

Polyglot: I do speak English, Spanish (vernacular), Portuguese (vernacular Old-Portuguese: Galician) and French. Former wife was Brazilian.

======*******======

JOB-RELATED SKILLS:

*  C, C++, Java, Visual C++, Visual J++, Visual Basic, SAS, Prolog, Cobol, Fortran, Assembly, ...

*  MFC, WFC, RNI, JNI, J/Direct, Java/COM, OLE, ActiveX, Oracle, Informix, ODBC, JDBC ...

*  Milling and Lathe Machinist, and CNC programmer (Computer Numerical Control)

*  Entrepreneur who founded two relevant software companies (Scientific Software, and Animal Science Software Int'l).

*   Strong academic background in Biological Sciences (uncommon in Electrical / Computer Engineer curriculums).

======*******======

Home ] Up ]

Candidate:  John Xuna (also Juan and XoŠn)

 P.O.Box 426, Port Salerno, FL 34992   <<-- to write to candidate or donations

  Modified on:    Monday August 15, 2016     Hit Counter
    Counter reset on 1/21/2016 when near 19,000 due to "theme" modification that forced Front Page extensions to be rewritten.