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Vince Barrios

Highland, Indiana

Born in Weslaco, Texas

United States Citizen

Married with children

Education History

            • Griffith High School
            • Purdue University Calumet - EET major
            • Calumet College - SPC Certification

Employment History

Inland Steel Co., East Chicago, Indiana 1976 to 1990

  • Trained and evaluated mobile equipment operators
  • Conducted final inspection of products for local, national, and international shipping
  • Maintained Statistical Process Control systems
  • Tested metalugrical samples
  • Formulated incentive rates using time studies
  • Developed dyes and molds for products
  • Introduced Computer Aided Design software and PC to the business
  • Managed 250 regular full-time employees and contractual workers
  • Developed and implimented many time saving ideas - speeding profitability

BREC Industries, Highland, Indiana 1990 to 1998

  • Owner
  • Invested in real property and commodities
  • Implimented a property management company
  • Aquired Imagination Graphic Services in 1990
  • Hired, trained, and managed a highly innovative and artistic staff
  • Publisher of many peridicals including those for pharmaceutical companies
  • Published a 4-color catalog 4 times a year
  • Opened BDT Technologies in 1994
  • Consulted companies in technology needs
  • Gained many high profile clients
  • Developed marketing and sales departments

Intellicom, Hammond, Indiana 1998

  • Coordinated a helpdesk in a multi-location company
  • Administered over 300 users including a remote sales force
  • Assisted users with all aspects of computing
  • Installed and supported hardware and software

Xerox Connect, Cincinnati, Ohio 1998 to 1999

  • Administered a 300 plus user Novell 4.0 Network
  • Solved day-to-day computer and networking related problems

Emerson, Valparaiso, Indiana 1999 to 2009

  • Migrated a large Novell 4.0 network to a Microsoft NT network
  • Desktop operating system, applications, and documentation
  • 3rd level ticket resolution and customer service
  • In-depth troubleshooting of laptop/desktop issues
  • Laptop, desktop, and server imaging
  • Laptop and desktop testing
  • Software testing and recommendation
  • Group Policy deployment and modification
  • Client and server patching and updating
  • Antivirus monitroing, maintance, and updates
  • Directed and assisted in system upgrades
  • Provided technical support for clients and servers
  • Published technical documentation in Spanish
  • Managed IT staff in Mexico

Technology Experience

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows Server 200x

Office XP, 2003, and 2007

HP/Compaq and Dell desktop and laptop troubleshooting and repair

CISCO Routers, Switches, and Wireless Access Points


Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol

Active Directory


Veritas Backup Systems

Officetrend Antivirus


Windows 200x Terminal Services




Professional Qualifications

  • MCSE Track
  • Certificate 2152 Supporting Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
  • Certificate 2152B Supporting Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional and Server
  • Certificate 2261B Supporting Users Running the Microsoft Windows XP OS
  • SPC and Quality Control Programs

Other Achievements & Awards

Fluent in Spanish

Working understanding of Portuguese and Italian

Inland Steel Co. 1986 Personal Achievement Award

1994 New Business Award, Merrillville

Other Interests

Golf, Travel, Culinary Arts, Furniture design, Healthy & Fine Living

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