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Resume of Ray Trygstad
800 North Eagle Street, Naperville, IL 60563
Voice: (630) 778-7443 / Fax: (630) 778-7470
E-Mail: trygstad@anet.com or trygstad@iit.edu
WWW: http://www.trygstad.org/

Summary of Experience

  Manager, educator and trainer, Webmaster, independent computer consultant, multimedia specialist. Broad experience and education in computer systems including Windows 98/NT/2000/XP, Linux, UNIX, and Amiga systems; extensive conventional and computer graphics experience. Internet/World Wide Web pioneer—established, maintain and manage extensive multiple Web sites dating back to 1994. Formal Navy training and experience in information security. Assistant Director of university campus responsible for all information technology functions. Manager of Client Services for university campus computing operation. Director of Operations for an aviation unit with over one million dollar annual operating budget and over 130 million dollars in operating equipment. Directed all safety programs including aviation safety and OSHA for two navy units with an aircraft accident rate of zero. Administered all data processing and administrative assets for a Navy unit with 500 personnel and all information systems for a university academic department. Ten years of university teaching and IT administration. Seventeen years as a commissioned officer in the United States Navy.


Broad, varied managerial and technical experience; flexibility; integrity; superb writing skills. Clear understanding of information technology coupled with strong leadership and management skills.




Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL.


Diploma, Naval Aviation Safety School, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; July 1990; finished 10 of 50 students.


Master of Science in Systems Management, University of Denver--San Diego Center, San Diego, CA; June 1990; focus on Information Systems Management. 4.0 grade point average.


Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD; June, 1977; Major: European Area Studies. Art Director of the campus magazine.



United States Navy
Designated as: Naval Aviator (3500+ hours), Anti-Submarine Warfare Pilot, Instructor Pilot, Computer Systems Management Subspecialist, Information Systems Security Officer.


Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, Illinois Institute of Technology, Wheaton, IL
Assistant Director for Information Technology, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus and the Center for Professional Development
Webmaster, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, the Center for Professional Development, Information Technology Degree Programs
Responsible for managing staff and assets including all computer laboratories, faculty and staff computer assets, UNIX servers, networks, and multiple Web sites.


Webmaster Sources LLC, Naperville, IL
Provide online resources for targeted Web development audiences and instructional/curricular materials for college/university Web developer courses. Consult on Internet strategies. Create Web developer curricula fully accredited by the Association of Internet Professionals Certification Accreditation Council. Member of the Council of the World Wide Web Virtual Library.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Lecturer in Computer Science and Information Technology
Teach computer science and Certificate program in Internet Technology/Webmaster. Curriculum coordinator for university Web authoring and design courses. Write curriculum for Information Technology degree programs; advise undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the programs. Evaluate and hire instructors for courses. Design curriculum and teach Web Design courses for Stuart Graduate School of Business e-Commerce Master's Degree program. Member of the Association of Internet Professionals Certification Accreditation Council. Member of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Manager of Client Services, Computing and Network Services
Responsible for managing staff and assets including all computer laboratories, Novell networks, Helpdesk services, and university Web site.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Designed and wrote curriculum and taught Certificate program in Internet Technology/Webmaster. Sole author of Internet Technical Foundation-level curriculum accredited by the Association of Internet Professionals Certification Accreditation Council. Wrote course curriculum, prepared all course materials, and taught introductory and advanced Internet courses to educators and business people, Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus, Illinois Institute of Technology, Wheaton, Illinois. Curriculum Coordinator for university Internet education courses. Evaluated and hired instructors for courses. Created and taught curriculum for Certificate Program in Educational Technology.


Anduril Design, Naperville, IL
Independent consultant on Internet strategies, personal computer applications and configuration, information security, graphics and document design and production, curriculum development, and multimedia applications; do original graphic and document design and production and multimedia application design. Developed distributed multimedia applications for Ameritech Corporate Communications and multimedia technology demonstration and product evaluations for Ameritech Services. Designed and maintain Web homepages for the United States Naval Academy, Naval Academy Alumni, and instructional programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Member of the Ad-Hoc Committee writing Charter and By-Laws for the World Wide Web Virtual Library.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Multimedia Training Specialist, Instructional Multimedia Center
Manage Instructional Multimedia Center, conduct faculty training seminars, provide support for university faculty use of multimedia presentation tools and World Wide Web in an instructional environment.


Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Assistant Professor of Naval Science
Departmental Academic Affairs and Curriculum Coordinator; Departmental Computer Systems Administrator. Taught courses in Naval Weapons Systems and Naval Strategic Thought. Advised sophomore class. Developed curriculum plans; drafted specific curriculum for classes taught.


Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 34, NAS Norfolk, VA
Director of Operations
Director of Operations (Operations Officer) for a 10 aircraft Anti-Submarine Warfare helicopter squadron. Managed over $130 million worth of aircraft assets with 99.5% utilization of available resources. Cited with Navy Commendation Medal for accomplishments.


Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 34, NAS Norfolk, VA
Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 31, NAS North Island, San Diego, CA
Officer in Charge
Officer in Charge of a single aircraft unit operating entirely detached from the parent unit for three six month periods; two periods supporting hydrographic survey operations in Indonesia, and a circumnavigation of South America conducting joint operations with local navies.
Administrative, Information Systems, and Security
When not at sea, spent one year as Administrative Officer, Information Systems Administrator, Security Officer, and Information Systems Security Officer for a Navy command of 500 personnel; developed a major personnel management database application.
Safety Officer
Managed and directed Aviation Safety and OSHA programs for two consecutive squadrons resulting in no aircraft accidents and a 50% reduction in workplace injuries. Implemented the OSHA program in both organizations from the ground up, including drafting all necessary manuals.
Received two Navy Achievement Medals for accomplishments.


Helicopter Training Squadron 18, NAS Whiting Field, Milton, FL
Student Control Officer
Dean of Students (Student Control Officer) for Navy Advanced Undergraduate Helicopter Pilot Training; instructed advanced helicopter students both in the cockpit and in the classroom. Coordinated all postgraduate assignments; arranged and conducted all graduations.


Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 35, NAS North Island, San Diego, CA
Anti-Submarine helicopter detachment Operations Officer
Squadron Tactics Officer
Wrote and edited 140 page guide for detachment Operations Officers; drafted requirements documents for major modifications to assigned aircraft.


Association of Internet Professionals; Internet Society; World Wide Web Virtual Library;  Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers; U.S. Naval Institute; Naval Helicopter Association; U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association.


Sailing, canoeing, computer graphics, music, history, and science fiction.

Additional Information

Detailed Curriculum Vitae available online at http://www.iit.edu/~trygray/cvoutlin.html.
References are available upon request.

Copyright 2000 Ray Trygstad, Naperville, Illinois
Email: trygstad@trygstad.org
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