NorthEast Ohio Oracle Users Group

About Northeast Ohio Oracle Users Group


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President: Pete Dinin

Pete works for Sherwin Williams as a Senior Oracle DBA and has been involved with NEOOUG from the early 2000s.

Vice President: Eric Mortensen

Eric earned a Masters degree in Database Theory and Software Engineering. Professionally he has spent the last 20 years working as a developer and Database Administrator in Oracle database environments. Eric also has more than 15 years of experience as a Data Architect (including Data Warehouse design). Eric currently works for Sherwin-Williams as a Lead Database Administrator and Data Architect where he helps developers design better database schema designs, works on special projects that need complex SQL query design, and is a resource to his fellow DBAs. One of his major projects includes creating a data warehouse for Sherwin's database administrators to help them manage the over 200 database instances more efficiently. Currently he is working as a Data Architect designing a new data model for new development at Sherwin for an application that will serve both internal and external Sherwin customers in many languages. Eric also has recently started to teach database theory at ITT Technical Institute in Strongsville, OH.

Treasurer: Sean Zechman

Sean is an Ohio native, born and raised in Cleveland. He currently works for Snapon Business Solutions as a DBA. He has finished his Masters in Software Engineering degree and is working on earning his MBA. He has been serving the NEOOUG board for over 7 years as a Treasurer.

Secretary: Alfredo K Villa

Alfredo is an Oracle ACE and Database Administrator with 11+ year track in Oracle Database, Oracle Enterprise Manager, Database tune and optimization. Alfredo likes to share his experiences about Oracle Database performance and Oracle Enterprise Manager on his blog and by speaking in public conferences.

Quarterly Meeting Coordinator: John Hurley

John graduated from Kent State with a degree in math/computer science and later completed his MBA at Baldwin Wallace. John has 15 years of Oracle experience and is currently employed as a Senior Oracle DBA by Summit Racing. Some of John stronger skills include relational modeling, performance tuning, debugging, linux and EMC storage administration along with Oracle backup/recovery. In 2011 John became a first-time speaker at Oracle Open World and also a first-time Apple computer owner. In 2013 John is presenting at Hotsos Symposium ... and is pretty pumped about it!

Vice President of Development Technologies: Gerhardt "Gary" Martin

A Northeast Ohio native and Kent State University graduate with a BS with honors in computer science, Gary has over a decade of experience working with the Oracle Database and Oracle Application Server products. He is an accomplished application developer incorporating data persisted in Oracle with various application development technologies including: Visual Basic, Java, and J2EE. Gary enjoyed a wonderful ten-year stint working for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company at their Akron Technical Center, worked as a technology consultant with Deloitte Consulting LLP working on an engagement with the U.S. DOD Defense Finance Accounting Service in Cleveland, OH. He currently works for Snapon Business Solutions as a Software Architect.

Vice President of Vendor Relations: Gregory Nemeth

Greg has been working with Oracle since 1995. Currently he is working with Snapon Business Solutions developing solutions for the automotive industry.

Membership Coordinator: Paul Healy

Paul started working with Oracle when it was version 3 (can anyone guess how long ago that was - see the end for the answer)? As an aside, Paul indicated at that time that there were only two licensed Oracle sites in all of Ohio. Paul has over 25 years of experience working with Oracle and works as an Oracle DBA at Snap-on Business Solutions.

Special Events Coordinator: Rumpi Gravenstein

Rumpi has been working with Oracle continuously since 1987, focusing on providing consulting services in the Oracle technologies. He has given numerous technical presentations at Oracle conferences covering topics such as security, application design, PL/SQL development, ANSI SQL, and data loading. Rumpi is currently working for Snap-on Business Solutions as a publishing architect.

Webmaster: Ankit Jain

Ankit has been working with Oracle technologies for over 12 years. He is currently working for Snap-on Business Solutions as a Project Manager. He has been serving the NEOOUG board for over 8 years.

Asst Webmaster: Lyall Barbour

From Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Lyall has completed a Degree in Computer Science and worked throughout the United States. Working for the Auto industry in Detroit, Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Standford University in Palo Alto, working in Texas and finally arriving in Ohio. In Texas, helped start an Oracle Users group in North Dallas. Have kept being involved in Oracle once arriving to Cleveland. Started working at Tri-C, have moved to Olympic Steel, Inc and have finally arrived at a Senior Oracle DBA position at NGIC downtown Cleveland. NGIC is building up it's Cleveland IT department, so working up with a Team from the ground floor is very exciting.