Currently he is the Director of Information Technology Services at MWD, where he has managed all IT Services including Infrastructure, Applications development, Project Management Office, Client Services and Quality Assurance/Quality Control. Redirected efforts to enable mobile access & support Cloud Computing. Initiated pilot projects to evaluate Collaboration and email using cloud services. Started to upgrade Network Infrastructure and Applications to support increased Web, mobile and cloud traffic.
Joined Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) in 2002 as Manager of Application Services where he was responsible for all application functions including Business Systems, Laboratory Information Systems, GIS, Control Systems, WEB based systems, ERP Systems including PeopleSoft & Oracle Financials. Developed comprehensive plan for Enterprise GIS System & obtained Board approval and funding to complete implementation.
Finally as Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer (at SDDPC), he had P&L responsibility for $80M annual revenues. Managed 200 systems analysts/programmers, 150 LAN/WAN software engineers and four operating divisions: Systems Integration, Project Management Office, Data/Voice Network Services and Mainframe and Client Server Data Center Services. Directed strategic planning functions and managed reorganization of company around a SAP based implementation.
Later as Vice President, directed new IT division for Utility Sector including: Business & engineering application services, data services, LAN/WAN and network engineering services (voice & data). Pioneered deployment of “pen-based systems” to field crews including interactive work orders, maps & facility data. Developed and launched system improving staff productivity by 40%.
Returned to US and joined San Diego Data Processing Corporation (SDDPC) in 1986, where in role as Engineering/Applications Manager he was initially responsible for the Design and implementation of national award-winning, Regional Information System for San Diego City and County serving 28 agencies within City and County of San Diego for several municipal functions including planning, engineering, emergency dispatch (911), utility maintenance, waste collection, meter reading, and disaster preparedness. Project won “1995 URISA Exemplary Systems in Government Award.”
Started career in 1977 with Bechtel’s Engineering Division on domestic projects such as coal gasification and finally went International where he led Bechtel’s global development team in USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia in the development of IT systems such as Community Land Development System and Integrated Contract Reporting System in Saudi Arabia.
He has a Masters in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and Bachelors in Physics/Chemistry from Bombay University.