President Gene Paplanus
Assisting small businesses in increasing profits, building sales, organizing operations, developing market-specific products and positively impacting market share. Guided successful organizations towards achieving higher goals, as well as salvaging previously unprofitable operations. Working with owner(s) to regain the focus of the company and bring it back to its original intent for profitability. Mentor businesses to better understand their focus and limitations in order to build upon successful planning to achieve their vision.
Experience in various management positions has resulted in record levels of team productivity in manufacturing, distribution and internet companies. Business experience has been successfully utilized in companies that serve the Construction, Electrical, HVAC, Distribution, OEM, Petroleum, Industrial User and Business Internet markets.
A “hands-on” manager who has reshaped organizations by utilizing consultants, recruiting new employees and mentoring existing personnel. Expertise in increasing profits, building sales, organizing and running operations, developing market-specific products and positively impacting market share. Over the years, has been repeatedly recognized for excellent work, dedication in meeting company objectives and high ethical work standards. Guided successful organizations towards achieving higher goals, as well as salvaging previously unprofitable operations.
With 20 years of experience, Steve Paplanus has an extensive background in creating, implementing and managing complex projects. These include infrastructure projects, database design, enterprise application/multi-tiered application, and applications for mobile based systems. He is an expert with managing diverse teams and customers, from single locations to multi-national teams. He is also familiar with common application design techniques such as OOP and SCRUM.
Steve Paplanus architected and implemented our private cloud implementation and overall systems architecture based upon Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2/Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 to enable us to better support students and researchers, while gaining a greater control over the computing environment. I have planned out the migration and performed the actual change over from our SharePoint 2010 and Exchange 2013 on-prem environment to a hybrid environment with Office 365 for Education.
Mr. Paplanus has worked on a wide variety of development projects, from mobile, web, desktop and service based solutions. His solutions are currently being utilized by such diverse institutions such as the Army Corps of Engineers, USDA Forest Service, Kyoto University, Franz Consulting, and the University of Hawaii to solve a wide range of problems from database management, decision support, to knowledge mining and management. He has also designed and constructed networks, including security and disaster prevention, for the University of Hawaii, Consolidated Electrical Distributors, University of Redlands, and Dynamic Collision Centers.