Ray Elseth, Senior Consultant, has extensive expertise in the selection, integration, and optimization of Information Technology solutions, and possesses particular strengths in systems integration and strategic technology planning. His exposure to both private and public sector environments and his active involvement with mainframe, midrange, and server-based computing gives him a unique perspective on technology directions.
His professional experience includes 10 years as the senior technology manager for the second largest K-8 school district in Illinois where he was responsible for the establishment and ongoing enhancement of the infrastructure needed to grow that district to its present size of over 4000 workstations and 34 servers and a distributed telephone system supporting 23 sites.
Prior to that he was an independent consultant working with Siemens Gammasonics, Abbott Laboratories, Sears Technology Services, and the Internal Revenue Service. Previously he spent 10 years as Manager, Information Systems and Services with Fiat-Allis North America, providing mainframe-based technology support involving warehousing, distribution, and order entry. He has also held positions as Manager, Data Center with McGraw-Edison and Senior Systems Analyst with Gillette and Montgomery Wards.
Mr. Elseth attended Brown University and served as both an enlisted and a commissioned member of the United States Marine Corps. He has been a presenter at Comdex and PCExpo and was a technical editor on a major third-party Windows book.
Additionally, he provides mapping and spatial analysis as projects require, having extensive experience with the ESRI Arcview product.