Keith G. Chuvala

16711 Starboard View Dr.

Friendswood, TX 77546


July 1999 - Present

United Space Alliance, Houston, Texas.


   Manager, Space Operations Computing (SpOC). The SpOC team works on-site at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. The team employs multiple languages (C++, Delphi, VB, Pascal) to create and maintain Windows-based situational awareness applications for on-orbit and ground support operations.

   Served as Technical lead from July 2000 March 2008

   Co-architect, designer, developer of Cargo PC System Software and associated tools

   Co-architect, designer, developer of Payload Operations Ground System (POGS) services and associated tools

   Author and maintainer of numerous documents: interface control documents, design documents, procedures documents, etc.

February 1997 - July 1999

First Intermark Corp., Arkansas City, Kansas.

   Chief Information Officer, with oversight of IT staff, PC LAN and AS/400 minicomputer operations and development

   Run a "mixed bag" LAN with OS/400, Windows NT, Linux, and Win9x-based servers, Wintel, Macintosh and dial-up clients

   Develop applications for process automation of digital color-on-demand production

   Oversee migration of in-house software systems (character box->GUI)

   Database design and implementation (AS/400, Interbase, Visual dBASE)


Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas.

   Network Administrator, overseeing campus-wide fiber/copper Ethernet, and managing all campus Internet resources.

   Perform all LAN design, administration, and maintenance

   Custom programming of LAN applications

   Troubleshoot PC hardware and software problems

   Train users in various computer related areas

   Conduct hardware/software-related workshops.

   Instructor in computer science, teaching C, C++, Pascal, Introduction to LANs, Computer, Brain, & Society, Client/Server computing, and Introduction to PC's.

1985 to 1986

The Computer Patch, Arkansas City, Kansas.

   Outside sales representative

   Promoted to store manager in 1986


KKJY, KRZY, KLYT (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

KRKY, KSOK, KWKS (Winfield, Kansas)

   Radio Announcer

   News, Traffic

   Commercial and PSA production

   Satellite programming

   Earned FCC 3rd Class license with Broadcast Endorsement



   Master of Information Technology summa cum laude 2003, American Intercontinental University, Chicago, IL

   B.A. magna cum laude l985, St. John's College, Winfield, Kansas. Double Major, Biblical Languages (Greek & Hebrew) and Ecclesiastical Languages (Latin & German)

   Certificates for training in various computer-related areas.


Training, Specialized Educational Experience

   Borland Developer's Conference

   Frequent Speaker on dBASE and programming topics (see "Activities")

North Dakota Department of Human Services, Bismarck, N.D.

   Week-long training of staff from regional offices in Visual dBASE (June 1997). Kathy Moum, coordinator.

   Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group (via Butler County Community College)

   Train developers, MIS staff in Unix Fundamentals, Internet, and C/C++ language. Lecture/Demo and hands-on formats. Gary Burch, BCCC/BOB representative, (316) 775-1124 -or- Kathy McCoskey, BCCC representative, (316) 523-6225

   Application Developers Training Company, Minneapolis, MN

   Train developers in dBASE for Windows / Visual dBASE. Intensive, week-long on-site and corporate training. Lecture/Demo format. Eric Woodrow, Trainer coordinator, 1-800-578-2062


Consulting Clients

   J. Kent Winblad, M.D., Winfield, Kansas

   Design and code Windows-based patient tracking and contact system. System coded in Visual dBASE 5.6 and Microsoft Office applications (via OLE automation). Winfield Medical Arts, P.A. (316) 221-6100

   Positive Marketing Impact, Inc., Arkansas City, Kansas

   Design and implement all operational software (dBASE, C), LAN Scott Richardson, President, (316) 441-0013

   Mathews, Taylor, and Krusor, Attorneys at Law , Winfield, Kansas

   Design and implement office network, consult on software systems Bill Taylor, Partner, (316) 221-1120

   Winfield Consumer Products, Inc., Winfield, Kansas

   LAN and software consulting Terry Lawrence, Vice President, (316) 221-2268

   Gilliland Printing, Inc., Arkansas City, Kansas

   LAN administration, systems analysis, programming (FoxPro, MS Access) Steve Gilliland, President, (316) 442-0500

   First Intermark Corporation, Arkansas City, Kansas

   Custom programming, design (FoxPro), LAN consulting Greg Kelley, CEO, (316) 442-2460

   General Electric Aircraft Engine Maintenance Center, Winfield Kansas.

   Custom programming for ASE ADAPS machine. Write PC applications (in C) interfacing to A/D hardware. David Krusemark, Test Systems Specialist, (316) 221-1300

   Cover Rite Industrial Coatings, Inc., Winfield, Kansas

   Design and implementation of LAN, software consulting Jeff Richardson, President, (316) 221-6776

   Daniels Rock & Ready Mix, Winfield, Kansas

   Design, program custom payroll application (dBASE) Chet and Betty Daniels, Owners, (316) 221-9060

   Sears Franchisee, Winfield, Kansas

   Design, configure, administrate LAN Custom inventory management programming (dBASE, C) J.D. Ellis, Owner


Activities, Memberships, Publications, and Honors


   RAD Advisory Board member, BorCon, November 2003, San Jose, CA

   Speaker, Inprise Conference (ICon), preconference tutorial "Killer WinAPI" (API access from VdB 5.x/7.x applications) and technical session "Gadgets 'R' US" (Win95 UI objects), August 1998, Denver, CO

   Speaker, Borland Conference (BorCon), July 1997, Nashville, TN

   Member of Team Borland (dBASE) 1992-1999

   Editor in Chief, Inside Visual dBASE (The Cobb Group) 1994-1996

   Speaker, Borland Developers Conference, July 1996, Anaheim, CA

   Speaker and member of the Advisory Board, Borland Developers Conference, June 1995, San Diego, CA

   Speaker, Borland International Conference, June 1994, Orlando, FL

   Technical Editor, contributing author, dBASE Advisor magazine (Advisor Publications)

   Contributing author to Inside dBASE for Windows (New Riders)

   Contributing author to Killer dBASE for Windows (Que Publishing)

   Technical Representative to the Kansas Research and Education Network (KANREN)

   Member, Winfield Rotary Club, chair of award-winning International Service committee, 1993

   President, Echo Computer Users Group, Winfield, Kansas

   Member, Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society in Social Sciences

   Named to Rotary International Group Study Exchange with Chile, 1990

   Selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America 1988

   Who' s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities (1984 & 1985)

   Named to the National Dean's List all undergraduate years (1982-1985)


Last Revision: March 2008