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April 15, 2013


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Danny Wahlquist


11201 Wimberly Drive                                                                                                                               804.690.8580

Richmond, VA 23238                                                                                                          dannywahlquist@gmail.com


A Senior Software Developer with over 30 years of expertise in product development & support. Established track record for learning new technologies quickly & providing innovative solutions. An excellent listener who can translate customer requirements into technical solutions. Championed organizational efficiency improvements by utilizing agile software development techniques across multifunctional teams. Innovative & enthusiastic team player with a strong commitment to quality improvement. Strong project manager with a collaborative leadership style which fosters career development through mentoring & coaching.

  • Technology Expertise: AJAX, Apache, ASP, C, client-server technology, CMM, configuration management, CSS, databases, Docbook, DSSSL, expert systems, HTML, HTTP, internationalization, ISO 9001, Java, JavaScript, JDBC, JVM, Linux, .NET, networks, OLAP, Perl, PKI, Python, QA, Real-time, RSS, SDLC, security, servlets, SharePoint, software engineering, SQL, SSL, TCP/IP, Tomcat, Unicode, visualization, XML & XSLT.
  • Tool Expertise: Eclipse, Microsoft Project, Word, Excel including pivot tables, PowerPoint, Access, TFS, Visio & Visual Studio.

Software Development

  • Over 30 years experience in all areas of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).

Project Management

  • Demonstrated successful project management experience on projects of varying size and duration.
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to handle multiple initiatives simultaneously.
  • Experience working across multiple departments as well as the ability to interface effectively across all levels within the organization as well as external clients and vendors.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational skills with an ability to communicate ideas (verbal and written) to others at appropriate levels, in a clear concise manner.
  • Strong analytical ability used to solve architecture issues & design systems.
  • Demonstrated problem management skills and the ability to identify issues and proactively determine ways to resolve them.


  • Ability to promote cooperation among peers, subordinates, superiors & other teams toward achieving team & corporate goals.
  • Ability to mentor others in skills that they need to develop & to advance in their career path.
  • Ability to review technical designs & development work to ensure quality & consistency.


Application Developer for Dell Services serving Owens & Minor, Richmond, VA                                     2009-current

Performed all support and development for internal application built on Enterworks Enable, ePIM and eBIS platforms (including CSS, HTML, Java, Javascript, SharePoint, XML, XSL and technical and field support).

  • Ensured the application met customer needs by meeting with the customer regularly to match technical capabilities with customer needs.
  • Implemented enhancements in CSS, HTML, Java, JavaScript, XML & XSL to provide better solutions to customer needs.
  • Worked with Enterworks on & offshore to solve customer needs & get bugs fixed on Java & .NET ASP servers.
  • Developed SharePoint Support site to collect technical documentation for development & administration, & manage development, upgrades & enhancements.
  • Designed & implemented Python scripts for user access reporting.

Application Developer for Comsys & Perot Systems serving Owens & Minor, Richmond, VA                      2008-2009

Same as above as contractor.

Vice President, Engineering, Tridium, Inc., Richmond, VA (Acquired by Honeywell in 2006)                         1996-2008

Led all New Product Design & Development (including hardware, software, technical services, & field support) of start up through third generation product release. This product uses open standards to provide internet access & management of control systems including BACnet & LonMark. Served on Board of Directors during startup.

  • Led development of system architecture of framework for web access to distributed control system.
  • Enhanced & corrected program errors in Java to provide localization in 46 languages.
  • Used JavaScript & Java Server Pages (JSP) to provide information management solutions.
  • Used internal SQL-like language & JDBC to provide access to SQL (DB2, Oracle & SQL Server) & embedded dynamic real-time databases.
  • Used XSLT to transform common XML source documentation into HTML and PDF for content management.
  • Enhanced & maintained Perl scripts for automated build environment & tested daily builds during critical phases of development.
  • Successful track record leading 3 major & dozens of minor product releases on fast cycles with excellent quality & cut typical release cycle from 18 months to 6 months.
  • Developed a customer focused culture that prioritized customer needs over typical development activities.
  • Built outstanding department from startup by attracting talent, hiring over 30 engineers & placing them in a highly productive environment where each member of the team had ownership.
  • Developed excellent managers from top technical talent by personally coaching performance & delegating duties to facilitate professional development of the team.
  • Developed agile development process to support quick iterative development & ensure no details were overlooked.
  • Worked closely with customers to understand software needs & developed special solutions in weeks rather than months to refine requirements.
  • Successfully moved 15% of software development and 20% of testing offshore by carefully managing.
  • Developed Software Quality Assurance (QA) organization to test product internally & externally & support complex customer needs.
  • Worked with healthcare organization to make the framework an integral part of the firm’s strategic plan.
  • Experience collecting and documenting requirements throughout the SDLC.

Invensys, Richmond, VA (formerly Siebe Environmental Controls & Robertshaw Control Systems Div)            1979-1996

Director of Engineering (Siebe) 1982-1996

Led Product Development group (including hardware, software & often technical services, field support, and IT) of 50 people with a budget of over $5 million.

  • Designed & implemented fault-tolerant token-passing communications network before IEEE 802.4 was defined.
  • Led ISO9001 certification effort for engineering & passed FDA audits.
  • Successfully completed projects with waterfall & spiral SDLC.

Software Department Manager (Robertshaw) 1979-1982

Led Software Development group of 20 people with a budget of over $1million with a reputation for saving troubled projects by setting priorities, reorganizing efforts & surpassing goals. Organization became profitable within 3 years of arrival.

  • Architected, designed & largely implemented DMS 350 hierarchical distributed multi-processor digital control system.

QA Software Engineer, Texas Instruments, Houston, TX                                                                              1977-1979

Developed software for automated incoming test.


University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree – Magna Cum Laude

Electrical Engineering Major and Computer Science Minor

Rice University, Houston, TX, Freshman engineering student – Dean’s list

Industry Standards Activities

ASHRAE Building Automation and Control Network (BACnet) Standard Committee

Active participant and networked with most competitors in the industry.


Patent issued – “System and methods for object-oriented control of diverse electromechanical systems using a computer network “, 2004



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