C. Robert Ames

Office: (417) 623-6230

Post Graduate Studies, Computer Science, Southwest Missouri State University Graduate School.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Science, December 1990.
Missouri Southern State College, Grade point averages 4.0 in major, 3.468 overall.

Bachelor of Science in Physics, July 1989.
Missouri Southern State College, Minor: Computer Information Science.
Honored April 1983 for Demonstrated Individual Excellence in Physical Science.

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, July 1982.
Missouri Southern State College, Minor: Physics, Graduated with Cum Laude honors.

Associate in Science in Computer Analysis, May 1970.
Missouri Southern College, Minor: Mathematics, Grade point average 4.0 in major, 3.02 overall.

Joplin Senior High School, Graduated 1967.
Studies in electronics, science and mathematics.
Received the R. W. Baker award as outstanding student in electronics.

Current Activities
Providing network, system, software and web; support, administration, consulting and development for clients.
Recent Activitiies
Web site development.
Database application development.
Assembly language programming for microprocessor (embedded programmable controller) based data converters.
Conversion of DOS based programs to Windows.
Developed a specialized digitizer application using Visual Basic.
Crystal Reports training.
Professional Experience

A.T.S. Consulting, Full Service Computer Consulting, Owner,  1982 to present

Crowder College, Part-time and Substitute Instructor, 1987 - 1990

Cardinal Scale Manufacturing Company Industrial Weighing Systems, Programmer/Analyst, 1979 - 1982

CRC Computers, Retail Sales - Commodore Systems, Partner, 1980 - 1982

Self Employed, Part-time Computer Consulting, 1978 - 1982

The C. W. Nofsinger Company, Chemical Engineering Consultants, Programmer/Analyst,  1970 - 1979

Eagle Picher Industries, Industrial Batteries, Reliability Technician, Government security clearance was required, 1969

Related Professional Experience
Computer Operations:
Experience with operating system installation, maintenance and day-to-day operations on Mini-computer systems.
Experience with mainframes in a Tele-communication environment.
Was involved with the installation and testing of application programs on an IBM mainframe system.
Experience with installation, maintenance, and operation of microcomputer operating systems and networks.

Taught college level courses in Computer Science and Mathematics, including computer applications, assembly language programming, basic mathematics and algebra.
Provided instruction for clients.
Taught courses in word processing, spreadsheet and database usage at the college level.
Taught a college level assembly language course.

Business Systems:
Developed software for employee time keeping and client billing.
Involved in the design and implementation of several accounting and financial systems for both private industry and government.
Made operating system modifications and developed general system utilities in assembly language.
Worked with data collection, process control and communications.
Assembly language experience in the programming of personal computers.

Established a modeling package for simulation of chemical processes, which was used to determine design parameters for multi-million dollar chemical plants.
Knowledgeable of commercial simulation packages.

Software Design:
Involved in the design of software for banking and finance, accounting, county and city government, manufacturing, utilities, broadcasting, warehousing, and others.
Developed software for the process control of automated weighing and batching systems.
Developed software for engineering.

Account Management:
Operated a computer consulting firm and former partner in part time business of retail computer sales.
Management, sales, service, accounting and related activities.
Consulting with customers for program requirements and operation.
Working with company engineers.

Science/Math Background:
Strong background in science and mathematics, including working for nine years in an engineering environment.
Familiar with linear programming, PERT, CPM, regression analysis and statistical calculations.

Programming Languages:
Primary: Fortran, Assembler, Basic, COBOL, Visual Basic.
Secondary: C, Pascal.
Casual: APL, RPG.

dBase, MS Access, FoxPro.

Operating Systems/Environments/Networks:
Primary: MS DOS, DR DOS, MS Windows, NetWare Lite, Personal NetWare, Multi-user (Concurrent) DOS, Windows Networking.
Secondary: Amiga OS, GEOS, UNIX, NetWare 3.1.

General; Word-processing, Spreadsheet, Database, Desktop Publishing, Communication, Graphics,
Accounting, Utilities, Diagnostics.
Specific; MS Office (Word, Excel, Access), MS FrontPage, Ami Pro, PagePlus, Central Point Backup,
Quattro Pro, MS Works, Pacioli 2000, QA Plus, Spinrite, Norton Utilities, MS Office and others.

Construction of Short-wave Radio, Signal Generator and other items as hobbyist.
Repair of personal radios, televisions, VCR and other items.
PC computer and peripheral diagnostics and repair.
Use of electronic test equipment (Voltmeter, Oscilloscope, Battery tester, Audiometer, etc).
Operation of church sound systems.

Kappa Mu Epsilon (mathematics honor society), former DPMA, Carl Junction Area Chamber of Commerce.
Professional references furnished on request.
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