Robert A. Doss
114 Chimney Log Road
Marshall, NC 28753


Extensive experience in the Manufacturing Industry with assignments in IT Management, Systems/Application Development, Project Management and Product Design.

Technical, project management and consulting expertise in Enterprise Resource Planning, CAD/CAM, and Plant Floor applications and technology.

Comprehensive knowledge of Manufacturing Planning and Execution Systems and their interaction with Supply Chain Systems.



  • Performed Current State Analyses for manufacturing plants & county government
  • Performed Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR) for a multi-site Shipping/Receiving operation
  • Created ISO9000:2000 Quality System documents, Process Flows and formal Work Instructions
  • Developed & delivered User Training for Inventory Management transactions from RF barcode terminals
  • Developed a Software Distribution System for a major manufacturer (thumb drives loaded from a website)
  • Developed a complex Meeting Schedule Optimizer based on Microsoft Excel & Visual Basic
  • Implemented a Telephone/Voicemail System for a small business (16-station Nortel CallPilot with 6 incoming lines)
  • Implemented a Wireless PC Network for a small business (12 PC’s, printers, satellite/DSL broadband)

Project Manager
Manage assigned projects at The Preserve at Wolf Laurel (
  • Obtained state approval & oversaw implementation of a multi-acre Erosion Control Plan
  • Managed construction of a rustic shelter as a Marketing focal point
  • Managed construction of a "Builders' Showcase" for use by real estate buyers and their builders
  • Coordinated acquisition, site preparation and on-site assembly of 3 Southland Log Homes
  • Coordinated site preparation and construction of 2 conventional homes
  • Coordinated layout, survey and construction of 4 residential streets
  • Coordinated installation of utilities, including public & private water lines, power, telephone & cable TV
  • Oversaw restoration of The David M. Buck House (on the National Register of Historic Places)
11/02-7/04 SELF-EMPLOYED Marshall, NC

  • Developed MS Access & MySQL Databases for county government, non-profits and small businesses
  • Developed Websites for county government, non-profits and small businesses
  • Performed PC & Network maintenance for residential customers and small businesses
3/95-11/02 CORNING CABLE SYSTEMS (formerly SEICOR) Winston-Salem, NC

IT Manager
Manufacturing Systems Consultant
  • Led all IT efforts for the startup of a greenfield fiberoptic cable plant. Deployed IT infrastructure, recruited contract and permanent IT staff and managed development of plant-level information systems
  • Let the creation of a highly flexible Manufacturing Execution System (MES) optimized for the production of high-quality fiberoptic cable and genealogical tracking of its individual components
  • Consulted with plant managers and senior staff members at multiple plants in the US, Canada and Europe, with systems-oriented division managers and with various manufacturing project teams
  • Contributed on multiple manufacturing systems projects
    • Development of a multi-plant Manufacturing Execution System (MES) based on Camstar InSite
    • Evaluation and selection of commercial Product Configurator software
    • Development of an Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) architecture based on SeeBeyond
    • Collaboration with NC State University on a prototype Advanced Planning System (APS)
12/84-3/95 IBM CORPORATION Winston-Salem, NC

Manufacturing Systems Consultant
System Engineer, Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
  • Acted as a Manufacturing System Consultant and Solution Architect in marketing situations demanding CAD/CAM, Production Systems (ERP/MRP/SCM) and/or Plant Floor (ADC/HMI/SCADA) knowledge
  • Identified, negotiated and/or performed Billable Services under contract to IBM manufacturing customers
  • Interfaced manufacturing systems to relational databases and plant floor devices
  • Developed Automatic Data Collection (ADC) systems
  • Developed Human-Machine Interfaces (HMI) using SCADA/MMI products
1/77-12/84 FAIRCHILD BURNS COMPANY Winston-Salem, NC

Manager, Manufacturing Systems
Senior Engineer, CAD/CAM
  • Led the acquisition and implementation of a CAD/CAM/CNC System for product design & NC machining
  • Led the creation of a Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II) System for engineered-to-order airline seating
8/72-11/77 RIDG-U-RAK, INCORPORATED North East, PA

Product Engineer
  • Provided technical support and enabling tools to Field Sales personnel & Distributors


BS, Mechanical Engineering, Gannon University, Erie, PA
APICS Certification (CPIM)
Gartner Certified Associate in Project Management
FactoryLink Certified Application Designer
Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Pennsylvania & North Carolina (past)
Past President, MIMS Users Group (MILAGE)
MRP II seminars by Mather & Plossl, APICS, IBM and Oliver Wight & Associates
IBM President's Class for Computer Integrated Manufacturing
IBM Technical Education
  • Consulting and Strategic Planning Methodologies
  • Leadership Skills
  • Project Management
  • CAD/CAM, MRP II and Plant Floor product education
Information Systems Engineering
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