Gerry Lowry 705-250-0112                                 e-mail:


ˇ        successfully managed all phases of I.T. development and I.T. operations for business and government, completing projects on time and on budget

ˇ        team player who gets along exceptionally well with all levels of staff and management.


"[Gerry Lowry] will make a great contribution to any company"

Ian Muir, Controller, Musket Transport Ltd., November 2007


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Ian Muir, Controller   ·   Rob Hindley-Smith, Human Resources Manager


ˇ        over 12 years senior level I.T. experience

ˇ        guide and mentor to teams of developers, end-users, and support staff

ˇ        architect of business systems for a wide spectrum of applications including accounting, financial, human resource, manufacturing, service, and transportation

ˇ        tenacious problem solver who meets difficult challenges

ˇ        excellent verbal and written communication skills





ˇ                    managed two year pilot project for centralization of purchasing of hardware and software for geographically dispersed departments

ˇ                    managed hardware and software support staff for a major computer vendor mandated to deliver pre- and post sales support to the financial sector

ˇ                    responsible for defining and tracking all tasks related to the implementation of GST across all departments (Apple Canada)

ˇ                    prepared proposals and evaluated responses to select vendors

ˇ                    specified and negotiated purchases with hardware and software vendors

ˇ                    managed deployment of hardware and software

ˇ                    managed I.T. support staff for municipal government

ˇ                    directed creation of inventory and budget control system

ˇ                    ensured budgets were not exceeded by individual departments

ˇ                    switched client from T1 to fibre optic network

ˇ                    liaised with customers regarding EDI and FTP services


Analysis and Design              designed the following:

ˇ                    mortgage system for a trust company

ˇ                    (and programmed) pension payroll system for a bank

ˇ                    distribution control systems for automotive industry

ˇ                    system for lease tendering

ˇ                    accounting system to bridge two internal IBM accounting systems to facilitate reconciliation of international shipments

Programming and Database

ˇ                    programmed in many languages, e.g.:  assembler, C/C++, C#, COBOL, FORTRAN, Java, Pascal, Perl, PL/I, RPG II/III, Visual Basic 6/.Net.; Internet technologies include ASP.NET  MVC, Ajax, xUnit, Moq, WebForms

ˇ                    designed schema, implemented, and programmed many databases including Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005/2008, Microsoft Access (all versions), dBase, RBase


Teaching and Mentoring

ˇ                    taught business systems analysis and programming courses at the community college level

ˇ                    tutored university and college students in C++, Java, Visual Basic

ˇ                    trained programmers in PL/I, RPG II, VBA, and Visual Basic

ˇ                    trained many end-users in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Access, Outlook

ˇ                    trained I.T. professionals for MCSE certification

ˇ                    trained senior sales staff in use of contact management software

ˇ                    mentored design of system for government tendering department

ˇ                    mentored president of trucking firm in Microsoft Access


Computer Security

ˇ                    advised international business on protection of computer assets


Software and Hardware Support

ˇ                    provided graphical support for IBM business process renewal project

ˇ                    supported Microsoft server, workstation, and business application products, including Windows, Office, and Project

ˇ                    documented solutions and wrote articles for Microsoft knowledge base

ˇ                    supported senior management creating ad hoc reports using Access and Microsoft SQL Server 2005

ˇ                    responsible for creating and applying methods to select hardware and software products as corporate standards

ˇ                    implemented networking in French translation department

ˇ                    created script to standardize Novell network installation corporate wide

ˇ                    deployed secure exterior wireless network segments

ˇ                    deployed Windows 2003 server and initiated migration from Novell


Hardware and Software Sales

ˇ                    has reseller/partner relations with hardware and software distributors and vendors including Microsoft and Symantec




Apple Computer (Canada)                                                        6 months

Project Manager


Citicorp (Canada)                                                                        6 months+

Software Architect

General Motors (Canada)                                                          27 months

Sales Department Computer Analyst


IBM (Canada)                                                                                6 months+

Business Systems Programmer/Analyst


Microsoft (Canada)                                                                     13 months

Product Support Specialist


Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto                                     2 years+

Assistant Manager (pilot project to centralize I.T. purchasing)


Musket Transport Ltd.                                                                5 years+



Ontario Hydro                                                                               one year+

Hardware and Software Evaluation Specialist


Other (partial list):

Carling O'Keefe:  software systems support; responsible for training programmers in PL/I; designed and implemented maintenance free sales analysis system


Coca-Cola:  route accounting software (mainframe using PL/I)


Sears:  operating systems software (mainframe using IBM assembler)


Various clients:  static and dynamic web site design (HTML); networking (wired, wireless); automation of Excel and Word; ad hoc systems in Access




completed Ontario Senior Matriculation:  Dunnville & District High School


computer science courses:  Ryerson Institute of Technology, Toronto


various systems design and programming courses:  IBM, Wang


management skills courses and seminars:  third party training firms


PowerPoint, Windows, Word:  Microsoft


Counselling and Teaching Program:  Humber College


studied German (Goethe Institute, Toronto and Schwäbisch Hall, Germany)




                    ACM, IEEE Computer Society, British APL Association,
                    Alliston District Chamber of Commerce (Board Member)
                    Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce



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