Biographic Information

This is a brief background presentation in resume form. For more information please contact S. I. Inc.

Areas of professional competence

  • Administration
  • Formation of two start-up firms, Shycon Associates Inc. and S. I. Inc.
  • Consulting and consulting management
  • Directing of own and client personnel
  • Marketing and marketing research
  • Budgeting
  • Personnel
  • Project management
  • Designing and programming computer models
  • Built production management computer systems
  • Developed Customer Relationship Management systems
  • Have detailed knowledge of MCS-3 and Navision Manufacturing
  • Training people to use computers
  • Teaching management science at the university level
  • Programming in C, C#, COBOL, Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, FORTRAN, PL/1
  • Database design in SQL Server
  • Year 2000, and other maintenance programming
  • Designing material for the Internet in HTML and CGI coding
  • Building networks of PCs using Windows 9x, W/2000 Professional & Server

Employment history

2004-Present: I am retired and recently relocated S. I. Inc. to Palm Beach, FL.  I am, however, continuing to use S. I. Inc. as a vehicle form my consulting.  This means I need to adhere to the Social Security rules for early retirement and limit the amount of money I can earn.  I now do for “short” money, or no money, what I once did for pay.  By giving up the financial benefits, I can now indulge myself by taking on only projects that interest me.

1981-2004: President, S. I. Inc., a software company. Founded this firm and built it up over a number of years to 12 people. Developed and purchased software for manufacturing. After the sale of MCS-3, S. I. Inc. continues to function as a consulting vehicle.  The year starting in the Spring of 2003 until the Summer of 2004 was spent helping High Tide Software make the transition from an embedded software house to a full line, general, programming enterprise.

The years from 2000 until 2003 were spent on a number of engagements for one client, Serino Associates, Inc of Wakefield, MA. In a subcontracting capacity, I continued my general consulting practice. Most of this work was marketing research and consulting in channels management.  Most recently I completed a marketing research engagement for Hewlett Packard.  In 2002 the work centered around building a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system for one of the biggest systems integrator in the country.  This was based on adapting their accounting system (SAP) to handle CRM tasks. The channels work was for IBM. The research was the development of a series of focus group for Compaq and the execution of same. During this same time period a project management system for a large systems integrator was designed and implemented. This was based on my Project Management Handbook discussed in the next paragraph.

Late in 1999, I spent four months developing a system for project management for an accounting VAR organization. The end result was the Project Management Handbook covering all aspects of project control from the sale of the job to client sign off on the work. In the middle of 1999 I did contract programming work for a reseller of Navision Software.

In 1998 I executed a year long engagement with Navision Software US, Inc. This work was as a consultant to the Vice President of Product Services. My contribution was in all aspects of launching a new manufacturing software product. Navision Software AS is headquarted in Denmark. The US division needed to ramp up their manufacturing expertise as rapidly as possible. I was tapped to develop their VAR channel to be able to handle all aspects of this new product as well as educate Navision personnel.

Continued to market MCS-3, software for manufacturing. In support of our software products, we do consulting in production management. In order to train users of our software S. I. Inc. has a very active educational program. During the growth of the firm, I designed and implemented administration, finances, marketing, and production. With aid from the staff I wrote, and directed the writing, of the software we sell.

1976-1981: Vice President, Shycon Associates Inc. Was the co-founder and a shareholder in this consulting firm. Directed the consulting operations during the entire period of association. Was responsible for the design, staffing, and execution of nearly all work the firm performed. The work included the construction of computer simulation models for the evaluation of corporate distribution strategies. Initially, I was responsible for the actual programming. Later the job emphasis was on design and supervision. I lead a team of consultants to develop and implement a production / inventory control system. This project combined a real time inventory management system with a batch MRP planning program. The total package managed six plants, seven warehouses, and corporate headquarters. All of the work at Shycon Associates Inc. was for Fortune 500 firms.

1972-1976: Lecturer, University of Rhode Island. Developed management science curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Courses taught were: Introduction to Business Data Processing, Advanced Data Processing, Database Management, Quantitative Methods, and Production.

1970-1972: Senior Consultant, Applied Decision Systems Inc. Produced an econometric model of a region of the United States for the Department of Commerce. The computer model was used in the industrial attraction process. Built computer simulation models of plant operations for major corporations. Managed a project to automate the estate planning process for an insurance professional.

1968-1970: Officer, United States Army. Developed an on base capability to teach computers to career army officers. Lectured in data processing at the U. S. Army Transportation School, Fort Eustis, VA. Led a five man team in the development of an instructional simulation of theater logistics. Prepared and delivered speeches concerning the education of officer students in data processing.

1967-1968: Teaching Assistant, Dartmouth College. Taught data processing at the Graduate School of Business Administration, the Tuck School. Designed and programmed one of the earliest management information languages. Solved flow of material problems for a major furniture manufacturer.


  • A Sales Rep’s Guide to SAP, November 2002
  • Project Management Handbook. December 1999
  • Three Keys for Vertical Success. Reseller Management, April 1993.
  • The Other Side of JIT. Manufacturing Systems, August 1991.
  • Computer-Based Production Management. Die Casting Engineering, January 1990.
  • Modeling for the Non-Modeling Distribution Executive. Proceedings of the annual meeting of the National Council of Physical Distribution Management, October, 1981.
  • Inbound Collection of Goods: The Reverse Distribution Problem. Interfaces Vol. 10 Number 4, August, 1980.
  • Cost-Effective Planning Keeps Signode Competitive. Traffic Management Vol. 19 Number 5, May, 1980.
  • Interactive Model Building. Interfaces, August, 1975. Management Science in a Period of Uncertainty. Interfaces, February, 1975.
  • User-Oriented Computer Modeling Environments, a Précis in Management Science Vol. 17, Number 5, January, 1971.


MBA Amos Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College, June 1967.
AB in Economics, Syracuse University, June 1965.