BRUCE H ZIMMERMAN
(607) 423-2368 FAX: (607) 749-5617
Success driven hands-on Technical Manager / Software Developer with a broad range of skills and experience.
Owner 1997-Current ZTech
Operations Manager 1999-2001 Rway Communications, Inc.
Manager - Software Systems 1989-1997 Buckbee-Mears, Inc.
Software Engineer Buckbee-Mears, Inc
Associate Engineer Buckbee-Mears, Inc
QA Programmer Buckbee-Mears, Inc
Programmer 1987-1989 Round House Mill, Inc.
§ Managed a team of eight software developers to provide custom web based solutions.
§ Managed a team of four programmers and technicians to develop and integrate automation equipment into the manufacturing facility while providing software and technical support to existing systems within the plant.
§ Worked with over fifty companies to discuss and understand their needs and setup projects to meet those needs.
§ Led many training sessions for people of all skill levels with group sizes from 1 to 50 people.
§ Given many presentations to both technical people as well as high-level management.
§ Managed many software projects ranging from very short term to projects that have spanned several years.
§ Managed non-software projects including;
The testing and implementation of an
inspection system developed by a company in
· Selection of a machine vision partner company for the development of an inspection system. I was hired to evaluate three different machine vision companies and make a presentation to management.
Established a beta site for testing of a
measurement/inspection system for aperture masks in the
§ Managed outside vendors to develop automation equipment for the manufacturing facility of Buckbee-Mears Inc. Systems included, in-line inspection, in-line measurement, robotic pick and place systems, automated packaging.
Designed and wrote a database to manage QA
data for the
Designed and wrote a database to track
manufactured parts through all phases of the manufacturing process from
inspection to shipment. Data input
came from keyboard entry stations, voice input stations and the plants’
· Designed and wrote a database to collect output from various in-line automation systems. Tools: C, Microsoft SQL.
· Acted as the database design expert for all new projects at Rway Communications. Tools: Microsoft SQL.
Designed and implemented an upgrade of a
University wide Budget System for
Wrote a complete accounting / business
management system for an agricultural business. Tools:
§ Wrote an employee tracking system for the Human Resource department of Buckbee-Mears, Inc. Tools: Dbase, Clipper.
§ Centralized and standardized the business management and accounting systems used by four separate divisions of a single company.
§ C++, C#, VB, Microsoft .Net, Microsoft SQL Server, Access, Coldfusion, HTML, 4th Dimension
Bachelor of Science degree, Computer Science (1987)
Co-inventor of a unique laser based system for measuring the width of apertures in color picture tube shadow masks in a moving web. Patent issued in 1997.