Luther Blevins

Luther Blevins

Technical Consultant

Personal Profile

I'm an insignificant bit of carbon, plowing my way through a short lived moment of self awareness. Buy the ticket, take the ride.

Work Experience

Owner @ Highlands Technologies

January 2003 - Present

IT Consultant involved in graphic/web design, marketing and hardware/software for small buisnesses and non-profits.

Technical Consultant @ TEDS, Inc.

April 2016 - Present

Technical Consultant involved with the installation and configuration of TEDS Talent Management suite of software applications for both premise deployments and hosted environments. Working with customers, both internal and external, to gather technical requirements and use that information to build and maintain custom interfaces and applications. Configuring and supporting JBoss, Windows and Linux server environments, Jasper Report Server, and Oracle and MS SQL databases.

Systems Analyst @ Alpha Natural Resources

June 2010 - April 2016

Assist with design and implementation of Microsoft Exchange Disaster Recovery environment. Monitor and support issues related to Exchange disaster recovery. Monitor and resolve daily eCommunications related trouble tickets including Exchange 2010 support, Lync 2010 support, Omtool Genifax support, and Blackberry Express Server support. Assist staff with eDiscovery related support and documentation. Admin of the BMC Service Desk Express application. Configure Business Rules, custom HTML, ASP, and JavaScript to help achieve an efficient running Support Desk.

HR/Safety Manager & SAP Administrator @ EPOCH Composite Products

July 2004 - August 2009

Managed HR activities at the Chilhowie plant consisting of approximately 60+ hourly employees and staff. Scheduled and coordinated plant training and banquet sessions for monthly and annual events. Held annual Open Enrollment meetings to help with changes in benefits and provide the employees with a chance to ask questions and understand the benefits and their processes. Lead the Go Live team for SAP planning, coordination, and implementation at our plant. Participated in the setup and then correction of Master Data within the SAP system in a joint effort with the corporate office. Helped organize, install, and ensure proper networking of all Zebra printers and MES computer systems for SAP on the Production Lines. Helped the plant reach a OSHA Incident Rate of zero. Implemented the first Behavioral Based Safety team in our plant with huge success. This program helped identify more than 30+ behavioral based safety issues over the past two years that could have lead to serious injuries. Implemented and facilitated the first Safety Committee at our plant location. This team grew and evolved to help solve many safety issues. In the past year, we have identified 110+ safety issues, which is 57% more than 06’ and 07’ combined.

Key Skills

  • Process Improvement
  • Change Management
  • Team Building
  • Project Planning
  • System Administration
  • MSSQL
  • Oracle
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing

Education

King University

Bachelors of Science: Information Technology

CompTIA

A+ Certification

Microsoft

Office Application Specialist