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Jim founded Universal Solutions in 1987 to provide consulting services to the oil and gas industry. Soon after he developed a simulation of the Honeywell TDC3000 process control system used world-wide to train control room personnel in the safe and efficient operation of chemical plants and oil refineries. Jim's user interface design and real-time software development skills from these early days have formed a rock solid foundation to fuel his current digital design and application development ventures.
With extensive expertise in all aspects of web development including responsive site layout and design, content management systems, e-commerce systems, portals, intranets, extranets, custom programming and mobile applications. Jim has the technical know-how to undertake any project and is a unique problem solver who loves the challenge of tackling difficult problems.
In addition to Jim's dedication to his profession, he demonstrates his personal values and deep caring for others and the betterment of the community through his volunteerism. Jim served as a volunteer and in-kind sponsor for Special Olympics for over 25 years as well as volunteer baseball and ice hockey coach at the recreational, high school and college levels.
Accomplished software engineer with a passion for building responsive, user friendly, state-of-the-art applications and web sites. Significant achievements include:
Provides application development and support to all users and departments in the Office of Research and Economic Development at Rutgers University.
Provided all web site and technology services for charitable organization’s program, fundraising and administrative activities.
Provided technical consulting and application development services for this startup company.
Designed, implemented and continue to support simulation of the Honeywell TDC3000 process control system used to train control room personnel in the safe and efficient operation of chemical plants and refineries.
Adobe / Dreamweaver / Photoshop
ASP .NET / MS IIS
C / C++ / C# / Objective-C
Control System Theory
Data Base Systems
Debugging / Troubleshooting
Domain Name Management
e-Commerce / PCI Compliance
Git / GitHub / TortoiseSVN
HTML5 / CSS3
Linux / CentOS
MS SQL / Access
Node.js / Express.js
Server Set Up / Migration
Virtualization / Hyper-V / VMware
Web Data Mining / Scraping
WHM / cPanel
WordPress (Front / Back End)
XML / XPATH
COACHING - North Hunterdon Ice Hockey Club, high school head coach '09-'10, record 9-9-3, '08-'09, record 16-3-1, Cross County JV Hockey League Champions, '07-08, record 11-4-1. Hunterdon Storm Middle School, head coach, '03-04, '04-05, '05-06 and '06-07 seasons. Hunterdon Storm High School, head coach, '06-'07 season. Rutgers University Ice Knights (ACHA, ECHA Division I) assistant coach, '03-04, ‘04-05 and '05-06 seasons. Aspen-Flemington bantam spring team, assistant coach, spring '05. Rink Ratz Bantam spring team, head coach, spring '04. Aeroflex '92 AAA travel team head coach for spring '01 season, Aeroflex '91 assistant coach for spring ‘00 season. Worked with NJ Rockets Mite A goalie and taxi players during '99-00 season. Mite house league coach for spring '98, summer '98, winter '98-99, spring '99, summer '99 and winter '99-00 seasons at Bridgewater Sports Arena. Lehigh University (NCAA Division III) assistant varsity hockey coach for ‘79-80 season. Lehigh University club team player-coach for ‘76-77 and ‘77-78 seasons. Three seasons as Little League coach, five seasons as T-ball coach, two seasons as girl's softball coach, two seasons as YMCA assistant soccer coach.
ADMINISTRATIVE - Program manager for North Hunterdon Ice Hockey Club, formerly the Hunterdon Storm Ice Hockey Club for eight seasons. Aeroflex '92 team manager for spring '01. NJ Rockets mite A team manager and scheduler during summer of '00 season. Mite house league co-commissioner at Bridgewater Sports Arena for winter '98-99 season. Garden State Adult Hockey League co-founder and president for ‘90-91 season. Lehigh University Club president for ‘76-77 and ‘77-78 seasons.
OFFICIATING - USA Hockey level II '08-09, '06-07 and '05-06 season, level I '04-05 season. AHAUS certified official from 1977 to 1985, worked mite through men's house league and college club team games.
PLAYING - Many winter/summer seasons in various adult house leagues, currently playing with the Vudoos in the ProtecHockey Adult Hockey League. Jersey Spartans for '79-80 and '80-81 seasons. Earned NCAA Division III varsity letter in 1979 at Lehigh University. Over ten seasons serving as team captain or alternate.
TRAINING - USA Hockey CEP level IV in September 2004, CEP # 051552. CAN/AM adult hockey camp in July 2000. Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. certified in spring '94. Canadian Hockey Enterprises Adult Hockey School in June 1991.
OTHER - Volunteer and in-kind Gold Medal Sponsor for Special Olympics for over twenty five years. Webmaster for many web sites. Self employed software consultant. M.S. Ch.E. from Rutgers University in 1985. B.S. Ch.E. from Lehigh University in 1979. Licensed Professional Engineer in New Jersey. Secretary, Kappa Alpha Alumni Association Lehigh University. Deacon, Stanton Reformed Church.
Murphy's Computer Law #69 -
The only thing worse than an end-user without a clue is an end-user who has a clue - usually the wrong one.