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Byron W. Howell, PMP


Academic Degrees


Ph.D.

(In Progress)

Northcentral University

Business & Technology Management

(GPA 4.00)

M.B.A.

1966

Houston Baptist University

Business Administration

(GPA 3.82)

M.S.

1978

University of Arkansas

Applied Mathematics

(GPA 3.75)

B.A.

1975

Harding College

Math (w/Biology minor)

(GPA 3.60)


Professional and Business History

2000- Present Senior Project Manager, Sun Professional Services, Sun Microsystems, Inc.


Responsible for managing technical projects utilizing Sun hardware and software as well as 3rd party products. Recent clients: UNC, FDC, EDS/7-11, HBO, MRAS, Cingular, IP, Hilton, TN Board of Regents, & Vanderbilt. Performed datacenter assessments across the Eastern U.S. to evaluate people, process & technology issues that put availability at risk.


1997-2000 Technical/Project Manager, Sun Professional Services, Sun Microsystems, Inc.


Implemented technical projects and provided technical advice to Sun customers and prospective customers. Provided leadership on projects utilizing cross-functional teams to solve business problems in technical environments.


1995-1997 IT Manager, Visual Numerics, Inc.


Duties included overseeing employees responsible for business-critical Unix and Windows NT network environment and database support in multiple geographic locations. Stayed under budget while improving reliability and performance of systems.


1995-1995 Program Manager, Visual Numerics, Inc.


Responsible for business development of products. This included cross-functional coordination of project tasks, executive program reviews, and product launches.


1993-1995 Operations Manager, Visual Numerics, Inc.


Established magnetic media production and pick/pack/ship operations on an aggressive schedule while dramatically improving the quality of product shipments. Effectively managed print shop, facilities and communications functions in multiple locations.


1993-1993 Technical Support Manager, Visual Numerics, Inc. (Formerly IMSL, Inc.)


Provided quality training and technical support for prospects and customers. Increased productivity by promoting cross training, improving resources, and developing a mechanism for extracting and sharing on-line product information.


1986-1992 Software Development Manager, IMSL, Inc.


Successfully managed technical team responsible for developing, testing, documenting, and supporting IMSL numeric and visualization software. Conducted effective technical sessions at international user group meetings. Chaired special task force on decision making; developed and delivered an award-winning presentation.


1981-1986 Software Developer, IMSL, Inc.


Developed, tested, documented, and supported IMSL business and scientific s/w. Wrote technical articles; conducted seminars. Trained Australian, Dutch, & Japanese distributors.


1978-1981 Product Engineer, Ford Motor Company


Performed FEA on structural vehicle components. Wrote conversion utilities and post-processor software tools, saving the department both time and money. Also trained with graphics programming, drafting, product planning and other functional groups.


1975-1976 Certified Teacher, Cabot Public Schools


Taught Math and Science.


Professional Memberships, Certifications & Honors


Other Education


Other Leadership Experience