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Hector Salas

Education and Training

  • Educational Leadership, University of Georgia (UGA), 2008.
  • Business Education, Educator Certification, UGA, 2005.
  • Career and Technical Educator Confirmation, Preparation Academy for Career & Technical Educators, UGA, 2002 
  • Business and Information Technology, Career and Technical Education, UGA, 2005.
  • Master of Business Administration, Troy State University, 1997.
  • A.A.S., Instructor of Technology, Community College of the Air Force, 1993.
  • B.S., Business Administration, Louisiana Tech University, (Cum laude), 1990.
  • Certified on Test and Measurement, USAF Technical Training Center, 1993.
  • Certified Technical Training Instructor, USAF Technical Training Center, 1991.
  • Certified Unix Systems Administrator, HP & AT&T Federal Systems, 1990.
  • Certified Unix Systems Administrator, USAF Technical Training Center, 1989.


Department Chair, Classroom Teacher/Academic Technology Liaison, Business Career & Technical Educator, Riverside Military Academy, Georgia (2000-Present)

  • Responsible for teaching and advising college prep students in computer sciences and mathematics of which 10-15% are international students. 
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of the business education program school-wide, specifically computer related career and technical education.
  • Provided technical guidance and mentored colleagues` curriculum planning and implementation for teaching and learning geared toward helping students succeed. 
  • Contributed to the effective financial management of the department to improve and expand the program aligned with the school vision.
  • Contributed for eight years to resource management detailed in the matrix, staff development, instructional leadership, and student behavior management, including engaging in school-wide problem solving committee activities.
  • Responsible for the departmental preparation of curriculum and instructional strategies for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools inspection and certification team visit. 
  • Directed the redelivery of Georgia's InTech Training to over 60 faculty members, increasing teacher confidence and skills in integrating technology in the classroom, and resulting in campus-wide GPS Technology  Certification. 
  • Instrumental and lead speaker at the Georgia Independent School Association Conference, providing planning strategies and best practices for delivering Business & IT Education to high school learners. 
  • Developed and managed, as site administrator, the Moodle Learning Management System, a bridge to the classroom.

Systems Engineering Manager, Convergence.Com, Suwanee, Georgia (1999)

  • Responsible for systems engineering department within a large-sized company with world-wide tasking and cliental.
  • Conducted quality process improvements and outlined procedures to ensure quality services to our customers which consequently improved internal communications and customer relationships. 
  • Directly involved with team members in designing customer systems manuals, as a result reducing delays for the customer and reducing company helpdesk associated costs.

Superintendent, Performance Technology Division, U.S. Air Force, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (1994 – 1998)

  • Years of strong system support development experience in business managing or supporting a diverse set of applications in a variety of computing platforms.
  • Five years hands-on experience with OS versions of AT&T UNIX, HP/UX, SCO-UNIX, as a UNIX Systems Administrator with Oracle DBMS knowledge.
  • Managed a group of professionals who were responsible for full life cycle systems development and support for multiple platforms (HP-UX System 9000 Series, SCO-UNIX, and Windows 95/NT) primarily running in UNIX-Oracle.
  • Served as the technology business planner/analyst for the division.  Developed and consulted on existing and new technology strategies to support customer requirements.
  • Primary technology contact with various partners, technology spokesperson (internally and externally). Extensive experience with developing and presenting business cases.
  • Represented the company as the technology senior consultant both technical and functional, in the area of multimedia presentation design, and Website design and development.
  • Known as a hands-on manager and 'addicted' to new technologies.
  • Experienced manager responsible for technology integration planning within the planning team.
  • Expertise in analyzing client requirements and managing the technology plan for human resources – professional development environment.
  • Responsible for the on-going development and maintenance of the technology integration plan (hardware and software).
  • Eight years of facilitating change, estimating and planning and problem solving including organizing and monitoring processes.
  • Experienced business specialist with strong communication and presenting skills and business knowledge.
  • Performed multi-year technical planning to meet client's business objectives.
  • Directly involved in planning and prioritization process to evaluate technology initiatives and projects that aligned with the business strategies and priorities of the organization.
  • Developed department budgets, schedules, and managed resources, including professional development of support team.

Technology Project Manager, USAF, Maxwell AFB, Alabama (1992 – 1994)

          WWW Development/ UNIX Webmaster

  • Excellent working knowledge of UNIX, TCP/IP networking, and Internet services (such as FTP and Gopher), Web server software.
  • Responsible for the implementation, operation and support of the corporation's World Wide Web site and managing the quality of the Web site's content.
  • Proactively developed and maintained the site's information content so that the Web site served as a strategic business tool for the corporation.
  • Four years experience WWW page design and development, and file systems management services.
  • Directly responsible for Internet services marketing and promotion.
  • Expert user of HTML and graphic software to design, develop, and implement Web pages. Including use of TELNET and FTP to communicate with remote Web server.
  • Expertise in diagnosing problems with Web pages and taking corrective action.
  • Familiar with CGI scripts, and use of freeware tools to generating reports of Web site statistics and create interactive Web pages.
  • Extensive knowledge with Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and other Web browser running on a variety of systems *(Windows 95, Windows NT and Macintosh).

         Multimedia Developer/Distance Learning

  • Developed and consulted on Advance Distributed Learning (ADL) facilitator preparation strategies.
  • Supervised and managed the advance teleseminar (used for ADL) facilitators course a $2.2 million dollar program.
  • Experience liaison to the educational technology and instructional technology community.
  • Technical project manager, maintaining and developing segment (technical and operational) strategies and presenting investment scenarios to the owners/operators.
  • Responsible for migration of the Instructional System Development (ISD) processes to interactive multimedia design concepts and principles.
  • Installed, configured and determined the strategies and plans for a highly regarded computer-based authoring lab used for interactive courseware development, providing far-reaching ADL influence.
  • Four years of experience using multimedia authoring systems (Toolbook CBT, Toolbook II Instructor, Authorware, PowerPoint), graphic manipulation/design software, and Designer's Edge.

Senior UNIX Systems Administrator, IT Manager, USAF, Kunsan AFB, Republic of South Korea (1989 – 1991)

  • Certified Standard Multi-user Computer Systems Administrator/Operator (UNIX).
  • Served as the technical project manager involving a five-person team responsible for successful implementation of a supply-chain/warehousing application running on a UNISYS 1000 system.
  • Responsible for the planning and executing the advancement of business and technical applications. Included system security planning, monitoring and administration.
  • Hands-on experience with OS versions of AT&T UNIX, HP/UX, SCO-UNIX, as a UNIX Systems Administrator with Oracle DBMS knowledge.
  • Excellent understanding of relational databases and SQL. Two years experience developing support team RDBMS skills.
  • System support development supporting a diverse set of applications in a variety of computing platforms.
  • Wrote procedures to maintain, operate and perform UNIX Administrative duties; subsequently recognized and rated number 1out of 175 systems implemented worldwide.
  • Responsible for local infrastructure maintenance and advancement for UNIX and LAN/WAN, including barcode for supply chain/warehousing management environment.
  • Selected to work as a team member with EDI to make recommendation for systems improvements that would increase productivity, accuracy, and performance.  Included, UNIX-Oracle Field Qualification and Testing I & II (FGT&E).

♦  Additional Data

  • Bilingual: English (primary) and Spanish.
  • State Certification:  Georgia State Educator Certificates, (1) Business Education (2) Educational Leadership (L5)
  • Computer Skills: Expert user of Microsoft Office, Windows and Unix-like server platforms, web design, site development and web databse driven applications, including CMS, LMC, and CRM. Certified systems admin and DBA.
  • Certified InTech Redelivery Team Member, Georgia Integrating Technology Professional Development Program, Pioneer RESA, 2004
  • Honors: Appointed Professor Emeritus, Air University, Academic Instructor School, Office of Academic Support; as a result of demonstrated integrity and professional competence in the performance of duties – course development and training.
  • Selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of Who's Who Among American Teachers, 2005/2006.
  • Awards: Awarded Master Instructor rating, in recognition of outstanding achievement of professional standards while instructing at the Air Education and Training Command. Recognized five times as the Instructor of the Quarter. Twice selected and awarded Instructor of the Year. Three time recipient of the Knuckle Buster of the Quarter Award. Awarded the AF Outstanding Unit Award, Organizational Excellence Award (while serving as technical training manager), and recognized for Superior Performance during the Inspector General team visit.
  • Military Decoration: The Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Air Force Achievement Medal.
  • Professional Membership: American Society for Training and Development. Alumni, USAF Air University, Ira C. Eaker College for Professional Development, Academic Instructor School.


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