Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer


I have concentrated my career in the various Industrial Computer and Automation disciplines. I am ideally suited for a Manufacturing IS/IT Systems Administrator position as I am intimately familiar with the IT world, Manufacturing Control Systems, and the Production world's sense of urgency.

Over 30 years of experience in the areas of Factory Automation, Process Control, Instrumentation, Computer technology & Project Management. Helped to install and maintain complete plant wide DCS/SCADA systems utilizing a wide variety of instruments to monitor and control various process situations. Experience includes calibration, installation, and tuning of a wide variety of controllers and instruments, from simple process control loops in a manufacturing plant to complex loops found in Steam Power Plants.

On the Computer side, I am a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer with 20 years’ experience as Network Administrator in a manufacturing environment, familiar with AD, servers, networking, permissions, WIFI, mobile computing, and database administration. I have integrated PCs, PC Controls, PLCs, microprocessor-based controllers, Robotics, and Human Machinery Interface (HMI) systems, with a variety of Databases and Supervisory Systems. The databases included custom databases (many of which I wrote myself), ERP systems, SCADA Systems (FactoryTalk, Wonderware, etc.), WMS Systems, and CMMS systems. My specialties include automating the Production data collection process, creating professional quality Production reports, and writing extremely user-friendly interfaces for the factory floor personnel.

I have managed many projects, as high as $2M+, from presenting project proposal, establishing scope, accepting bids, managing implementation, and always met budget\timelines.

Multiple outstanding references are available upon request.

Thank you for your time and consideration, you will find that email is the most efficient way to contact me.


Michael A. Petro





michael a. petro

Martinsville, Virginia 24112

Information Technology/Automation/Electrical Manager

Software Implementation Specialist |Manufacturing Systems Coordinator | United States Navy

Motivated, driven manager with expertise in all facets of IT, manufacturing, supervision, software implementation, and maintenance supervision, within high-profile corporations. Skilled in collaborating in all aspects of IT, electrical, and HVAC systems. Spearheaded high investment manufacturing projects to achieve business objectives. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes and deadlines.


§  Supervisor

§  Database Administrator

§  Strategic Planning & Analysis

§  Automation Software

§  Information Technology

§  Network Administrator

§  Contract Negotiator

§  Electrical Manager

§  Microsoft Certified Engineer

§  Software R & D

§  On-site trainer-developer

§  HVAC Systems


Professional Experience


NILIT AMERICA, Ridgeway, VA                                                                                                                                        2001 - 2020

IT/Automation/Electrical Manager

·         Direct P&L responsibility for IT, Telecommunication, Electrical, and HVAC departments

·         Network Administrator for 100+ computers and servers

·         SQL Database Administrator

·         Develop policies and procedures, recommend improvements in production methods and equipment

·         Directed the hiring, scheduling, supervising, and development of up to 30 skilled craft employees

·         Routinely slashed costs, saved energy, and improved quality, through project implementation, ROIs avg <4yrs

·         Initiated numerous projects up to $2M+, establish scope, specify equipment and software, bid review, contract negotiation, oversee contractors, maintain budget, and deadlines

·         Collaborated with all departments within facility to improve production metrics and safety


MDT Software, Alpharetta, GA                                                                                                                                           2000 – 2001

Software Implementation Specialist

§  Provided on-site software installation, training, and support to various Fortune 500 companies

§  Integrated software into a wide variety of network topologies

§  Installed, configured, and manually interacted with SQL Server, Windows Server, Unix, Linux

§  Provided help desk support for company products

§  Conducted 1-5 day training seminars at customer’s site

§  Performed R & D and QA of new Software versions, methods, and procedures


DURO INDUSTRIES, Fall River, MA                                                                                                                                1999 – 2000

Manufacturing Systems Specialist

§  Coordinated all Information Systems within Manufacturing processes, served as liaison to corporate IT

§  Negotiated, implemented, troubleshot, and coordinated system interfaces with Vendors

§  Served as primary Engineer overseeing the automated Dye and Chemical delivery system

§  Provided end user support for a variety of manufacturing database and control systems


GLEN RAVEN MILLS, GLEN RAVEN, NC                                                                                                                     1994 – 1999

Manufacturing Systems Coordinator

§  Managed production related programs and Information Systems, served as liaison to corporate IT

§  Implemented a Computerized Maintenance Management Program (CMMS)

§  Responsible for installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, calibrations and repair of all process instrumentation

§  Succeeded in developing calibration and PM procedures for all plant machinery in support of ISO certification





Numerable references available upon request






Education – certifications


Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, Atlas University

Windows 2000 Certification, Atlas University

Plant Engineering & Power Engineering – TPC Correspondence

Electronics, Process Control & Instrumentation – Cleveland Institute of Electronics

Basic & Advanced Electricity & Electronics, Computers, Analyst, Maintenance Principles - United States Navy






§  Information Technology


§  Network Administrator

§  Database Administrator

§  MS Office

§  IT Security

§  Bid Review

§  Telecommunications

§  Mobile Telecommunications

§  Antivirus


§  Cellular

§  Remote Access

§  EDI

§  Automation Software

§  Rockwell Software


§  Trane Synchrony

§  Allen Bradley PLCs


§  Real Time

§  HMI

§  SAP

§  Datacolor

§  Inductive Automation Ignition

§  Multi-user Interface

§  Disaster Recovery

§  Write Procedure Manuals

§  Electrical Manager

§  Trainer

§  Fanuc Robotics

§  Supervisor

§  Barmag Systems

§  HVAC Systems

§  Preventative Maintenance

§  Predictive Maintenance

§  Root Cause Analysis

§  Safety Trainer

§  Contract Negotiation

§  Procurement

§  Process Control

§  SafeStart