|Senior Project Engineer
|Matson Navigation Company
Directed a team that designed and coded an innovative color graphics planning system, the first of its type in the marine industry. Designed and coded the prototype of the system that demonstrated the feasibility of the planning approach to senior company management. This graphical planning system was the first successful effort to supplant a highly efficient paper system that had been in use for decades. This systems approach has since been cloned at other marine terminals and industrial facilities.
Key member in the installation of the Matson overhead material handling system, a semi-automated material handling system for marine containers. The system was installed at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Richmond. Duties included: debugging computer software in the field, training three shifts of longshoremen crane operators to control the overhead cranes, training office personnel to operate the computer system, and debugging machine communications in a complex multi-vendor digital radio system.