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Connect with Mike Schaer on LinkedIn.
Building integrated software systems and listening to the needs of our customers continues to be winning formula today as it was when we first started over 40 years ago. To our customers, thank you for your business. To our employees, thanks for making it happen!
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It has been very rewarding to be a part of Computers Unlimited for so many years. The nature of CU’s business encourages professional development in many different aspects whether it be general business, technology or customer service related professions. The company has offered me countless learning opportunities.
I started in customer service at Computers Unlimited and as the company grew, my responsibilities expanded to other areas of the company including training and implementation, quality assurance, and into management of the finance area of the company. Billings is my hometown and I feel very fortunate that I have been able to make a career here at Computers Unlimited.
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Being at CU could be compared to rapidly approaching the corner of Work and Fun. The red bulb is out, so the light at this intersection is nearly always bright steady green with some intermitent flashing yellow - there's no stopping no matter which direction a person chooses. It is truly dynamic, colorful, exciting and multi-faceted.
Connect with Doug Iversen on LinkedIn.
Computers Unlimited is always looking for ways to streamline our product and processes and talented professionals that can aid in our endeavors.
Over the past 26 years, I've seen many new paradigms in technology. I first started my career as a Software Engineer designing and developing embedded software that was interfaced the F-16 Wild Weasel to the High-speed Anti-Radar Missile (HARM). The 8086 Intel processer was being introduced to the market. The software was written in Assembly language and PLM-86.
I then moved to StorageTek and worked on Iceberg (a RAID-5 Disk System). The embedded software was written in c++ with some assembly.
I've worked for Computers Unlimited for the majority of my career. My wife and I wanted to get closer to home as she is from Montana and I'm from northeastern Wyoming. I started at CU as a programmer where I worked on Unix, Linux, and OpenVMS systems The application was written in a language called Dibol, later called DBL, which is now called Synergy. The application, called TIMS, is used by Home Medical Equipment Providers (HME) and Welding Supply Distributors.
After programming, I moved into management, I started with a small team and I'm currently the Director of Development. With this move came additional responsibilities, including helping define the strategic direction of the product and the company.
Computers Unlimited has been a great company to work for. I have been responsible for leading the migration of our product from legacy operating systems to Windows and SQL. We are continuously improving and enhancing the application. The current application is based on some of the latest technologies available from Microsoft including C#, WPF, EF, SSIS, SSRS, etc.
Over the past few years our development practices and processes have shifted from a waterfall methodology to Agile Scrum. We have also transitioned from manual testing to automated regression testing including unit, functional, end-to-end testing.
Connect with Jim McKenney on LinkedIn.
If you want to make a difference and be part of something that can positively impact the lives of people everyday then CU is for you. I thank Computers Unlimited for the opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful places in the world and to work with a fantastic group of extremely talented people.
Kevin Silvernagel began his career with Computers Unlimited in the Project Management Department as an Implementor, installing the TIMS Software for new customers. He transitioned to an Account Manager position and was involved with multiple large acquisition projects along with several international projects including implementing the TIMS Software across Mexico. Kevin was promoted to manager of Project Management and recently he has been promoted to the Director of Support Services. When not striving for excellent customer service Kevin can be found hiking the trails of Montana.
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It gives me great pride to show up at the CU offices each day and have the opportunity to work with extremely talented and dedicated individuals. CU has and continues to provide a tremendous environment for everyone to succeed and be a part of something bigger than themselves.
I began working at CU almost 20 years ago in our accounting support department. Over 7+ years I was able expand my knowledge of TIMS beyond accounting and into the Medical side of our business. In 2003 I accepted a position in our Technical Producst group to help support our Business Intelligence product (Diver). I was not in Diver long before I was provided the opportunity to become a manger in our development department. The Emerging Technologies group was formed and for 10 years we have focused on creating new products that keep CU at the forefront of our industries.
When i am not with my CU family, I spend most of my time with my wife and daughters. I have a passion for hunting, fishing and camping and take everyone chance i get to escape into the outdoors. I also have a passion for sports of all kinds but basketball is my first love and while my days as a player are winding down i do get to fill that void by coaching my daughters in youth basketball.
Connect with Blaine Salveson on LinkedIn.
Computers Unlimited often talk about successes and I believe success can be measured by the quality of our product and by our employee's engagement in the business. Our Mission statement at Computers Unlimited has four aspects.
In our company we have had a long standing success of longevity in our employees. We pride ourselves on creating a culture that allows for ideas to be brought forth and for our employees to grow as leaders. Our people truly make it happen and it shows when you have employees coming to work every day and liking what they do.
I started my career at Computers Unlimited as a Distribution Technician intern in 1997 while finishing my degree at MSU-Billings. My primary responsibilities were to distribute and install software changes to our customer base. After graduation I accepted a position in our Application support department supporting the Accounting side of our software. In 2002 I was promoted to an upgrade specialist upgrading our entire customer base from our legacy version to our new Windows version of our TIMS Software. In 2004 I accepted a management position in our Development group on the Industrial Gas and Welding side of the business. Since becoming a Development manager I have absorbed a satellite office in Bozeman and another small Quality Assurance group. My main fuctions as a Development Manager are to provide first line leadership of employees, lead and actively participate in day-to-day operations within the group to ensure projects are designed, programmed, tested and documented with quality. Lastly, we manager customer relationships throughout the company maintain a philosophy of service and professionalism.
On a personal level I volunteer with the Heights Exchange Club promoting the prevention of child abuse, youth activities for low income schools in our area and anything to do with our service men and woman who are fighting for our freedom throughout the world. In addition I coach several youth sports (Basketball, Football, Soccer & Baseball). Lastly, I enjoy spending time with my wife and Son (Mason - 7 years old).
Connect with Kevin Fichtner on LinkedIn.
I have a passion for the industrial gas/cylinder side of the business. I manage the Advanced Cylinder Management (ACM), Mobile Solutions, TIMS Ecommerce, EDI, Propane and Imaging group. I work with a dedicated group of individuals who make a great team and are the epitome of the phrase "our people make it happen".
Connect with Penny Mayer on LinkedIn.
I am the manager of Custom Programming in our Development Department. We work closely with our customers to enhance the software to suit their individual business needs. My team is challenged to find the best possible solution for our customers. I have been very fornunate to work at Computers Unlimited with so many dedicated individuals.
Connect with Lisa Kelly on LinkedIn.
Like the other CU Software Development Managers, I lead a great team that works towards providing quality solutions to our customers. My team is focused on the TIMS Medical product, the TIMS Business Intelligence solution including TIMS Cubes and Reporting, and the distribution of TIMS Software Updates.
I started at Computers Unlimited as a programmer. Fresh out of college I was drawn to the CU way because of the people that work so hard and care about each other. That same spirit and the friendly city of Billings has kept me here. Outside of work I enjoy staying active with my fantastic wife, three kids, and friends. I coach and referee youth sports. I also play soccer, ultimate frisbee, and basketball recreationally. The Rims that stretch through Billings have provided a landscape for my newest passion for rock climbing.
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I work with a great group of people who deliver our Technical Services and Products with efficiency and expertise giving our customer's a great experience.
Great Company, Owners, Co-Workers, and Customers. What an opportunity to do this type of leading edge work in such an incredible place to live. You can determine your destiny here - I truly believe that!
Connect with Chris Little on LinkedIn.
It's amazing to me the quality and longevity of CU's employees. It really speaks to the culture and family atmosphere at CU, and I truly enjoy working with this team every day. We have more than just a handful of employees with multiple decades of experience. You know you are doing something right, when you have that type of commitment from your people.
Jason started with CU as a Systems Implementer in the Project Management department. Jason moved into the position of Manager for the Project Management department in 2009. His department works with new and exisiting customers on project based work, data conversions, and training.
Connect with Jason Kaatz on LinkedIn.
Every day we are challenged to marry our software in the best way possible to our customer’s operational needs. We strive hard to provide the best possible software experience for our customers. The dedication pays off as some of our customers have been with us longer than I have been at Computers Unlimited. I truly enjoy working with them each and every day.
Connect with Karen Morgan on LinkedIn.
As the entire Human Resource Department, I am involved in recruiting, compliance, benefit administration, wellness, plus all the other fun stuff.
Coming from a "business suit" background, Computers Unlimited was a welcome change with its casual environment. The dress may be casual, but everyone takes the business of providing the best software possible very serious. It is fun to work with so many bright and creative people.
Connect with Joanna Stanek on LinkedIn.