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||M.S. Industrial and Management
Columbia University, NY.
Fullbright Commission Scholarship.
National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC.
ANSI Standards Implementation.
||Applied Statistics and Quality Assurance.
UNIDO/IKO, Stockholm, Sweden.
||B.S. Chemical Engineering - Summa cum
Escuela Politecnica Nacional, Quito, Ecuador.
||KEANE, Inc. - Los Angeles, CA
Customer Services Department - Senior Systems Analyst.
Development and maintenance of the
Operations Menu and the scripts used to implement the Job Control
Processor and the daily operations used by the Patient Accounting
(Patcom) system and other Keane's Unix applications.
Development of special Unix applications
for hospital such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Saddleback
On-line customer technical support to hospitals users of Keane's
(Patient Accounting) application under Unix environment.
Development of a set of tools written in C to be used for
the internal operations of the Installed Support Department (See Main Projects).
of a Korn Shell functions library and scripts to support the backend
operations of hospitals users of the Patcom system.
||The Holman Group. (HMO) Canoga Park, CA
DATA PROCESSING MANAGER.
Managing of the Data
Processing Department. The information system was based in a Data General installation
with 40 on line terminals.
||Compucenter International Corp.,
Sherman Oaks, CA
Created a new data compression
technique which allows compression rates of 7:1, and used this technique to develop an
information product called PC-TREND.
||Sistemas Andinos S.A., Data General Distributor
Coordinated operations to open the
market for Data General mini-computers in Ecuador.
||Proconsult C. Ltda., Engineering
Consulting Firm -Ecuador
OPERATIONS MANAGER AND ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
research for the French consortium BEICIP and Junta del Acuerdo de Cartagena, about the
consumption of petrochemical derivatives in the Andean Group.
Development of a discrete event simulation model used to
optimize the design of Parque Industrial de Cuenca, the largest industrial park in
||Instituto Ecuatoriano de Normalizacion,
DIRECTOR OF THE QUALITY CONTROL DEPARTMENT
for the development of the Ecuadorean Standards used by the industry to regulate the
domestic and international trade operations.
Technical assistance to Ecuadorean manufacturing companies
in the implementation of Statistical Quality Control programs.
||Instituto de Investigaciones Tecnologicas,
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER
Design of a
Chemical Process Plant to convert steroid natural products to cortisone derivatives.
Research in the potential use of rain forest plants as
source of pharmaceutical compounds.
||Syntex S.A., Mexico DF
QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER
Application of statistical
quality control techniques in the manufacturing of cortisone derivatives.
|X-NUMBER. Over the weekends
and free time, I've been working in a method to improve the data-entry procedures in
numerical keyboards (X-Number Method). This was accomplished by the addition of
three structured keys and a swap key controlled by a set of special algorithms. In April
22, 1997 I was awarded US patent 5,623,433 for this invention.
On April 14, 2005, with my daughter Maria S.
Redin, applied for a related patent for an "Improved Method and
Apparatus for Entering Verbal Numerals in Electronic Devices."
X-Number method, and developed two related Web sites, one devoted to
show the capabilities and theory behind the
data-entry procedure, and another oriented to my main hobby and personal interest:
Currently I'm in the process to write a
keyboard for the Google Calculator that will use the X-Number data-entry
|KLIB, a library of Korn
Shell functions for Unix scripting. The library contains about 60 functions that can
be used to write menu applications, backup/restore scripts, date manipulation, interactive
operations, etc. Used this library to implement the conversion of about 6000 AOS/VS macros
to Unix scripts, and develop all the supporting operations of the
Keane's Patcom System.
|KWEB. An intranet for
the LAHD Division of Keane. Among other features, Includes electronic on-line manuals, and
automated calendars written in C and Perl, used to track the different shift schedules at
|KLOOK, a C program designed
to display and manipulate UNIX files written in different formats. It is widely used at Keane
to diagnose and fix file related problems.
|KSTS, a search engine used to search for
text within an INFOS ISAM database of problem/resolution logs maintained by Keane's
|KCLI, a set of C programs
used to convert AOS/VS macros to Korn Shell Unix scripts. These programs were used by
Keane to convert 6,000 macros during its conversion project to Unix. Got a Productivity
Award for this project.
|KAOS, an emulator of the
AOS/VS Command Line Interpreter (CLI) written in C designed to run in Unix platforms.
|KHELP, an electronic manual
generator written in C, with an interactive user interface used to replace bulky reference
manuals. It has embedded a search engine.
contains a search engine and user interface written in Perl to allow for the posting of
the electronic manuals in the Internet.
|KMAP, a C program used to
gather statistics on disk usage in 150 hospital installations. This work was previously
done manually and the time was reduced from about 400 hours to 20 hours/month with
- Advanced Operating System (AOS/VS).
- UNIX - Korn Shell Scripting
- C Language.
- Sybase, SQL.
- HTML and Microsoft FrontPage.
- Visual C++
|Married, three daughters.
Foreign Languages: Spanish, French (intermediate).
Hobbies: Writing about history of calculators. Collecting
old calculators. Maintaining a Web site specialized in calculators. Origami.