Expertise

Pat Ruane has over 29 years at TelePro working on projects of all sizes. He has complete management experience on technical projects: functional requirements, design, development, deployment, and documentation. He also actively participates as a member of a project's team.

Pat's strengths include understanding the customer's process and requirements along with their software architecture model. His philosophy is to use object-orientated programming methods in order to build the most versatile and portable solution possible.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Database design and architecture (Oracle and SQL Server)
  • Microsoft development platforms (.NET, VB6, ASP, Access, )
  • Process Control
  • Data acquisition and database programming
  • Shop Floor and MES implementation
  • Human-Machine Interface

TelePro Experience

Pat has worked on the following projects:

  • Designed and managed dozens of shop-floor and process control-related projects for a Fortune 100 glass manufacturer at multiple sites:
    • Shop-floor and MES System for multiple plants: user interface, back-end database (Oracle) and middle-tiered applications
    • Costing functionality for existing MES system and interface to PeopleSoft
    • Plant asset utilization systems
    • Existing Shop Floor interface to MES system
    • Inventory tracking / flexible routing system
    • Product inventory analysis against internal and customer specifications
    • Interface to testing equipment to gather and forward data
    • System to track recipe setpoints and SOPs utilizing thin client user interface to an Oracle database
  • Designed and managed dozens of shop-floor and process control-related projects for a Fortune 100 aluminum manufacturer at multiple sites:
    • Automated furnace control system
    • OPC-based level 1 HMI interface using VB.NET
    • Process recipe settings and process data collection systems utilizing Wonderware's InTouch and Industrial SQL
    • Secondary MACT EPA compliance tracking systems
    • PDA-based data collection system with barcode scanners
    • Network utilization and tracking system
    • Interface to accounting system for tracking of capital projects
    • Maintenance tracking and inventory database system
    • Hazard Material handling database

Pat has also worked for TelePro in the following areas:

  • Instructed Novell CNE certification classes
  • Installed and supported multiple networking environments
  • Instructed MS Windows and desktop application classes
  • Developed dozens of Microsoft Access applications

Prior Experience

Before working at TelePro, Pat worked for Fenwal, Inc., in Boston, where he was a Systems Design Engineer for an Explosion Suppression Group.

Education

B.S./Physics, Illinois State University

Graduate work/Physics, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Illinois

Novell certified CNE and ECNE.