Today we announced that Ken Strong and Chris Kent have stepped into more defined roles with the company. Ken and Chris will both be joining the software/hardware development team as software engineers. Ken joined OmniSite in 2005 while Chris came aboard in 2006.
“Chris and Ken have both been in the company long enough to know the ropes and both have shown they are very effective at their jobs,” said Tom Ward, president of OmniSite. “They both served as technical support technicians while learning the ins and outs of the OmniSite product line and website. It is now time for both of them to take on more responsibility with the company by doing programming and development full time.”
“This is a great opportunity for me,” said Kent. “OmniSite is a company dedicated to quality and customer satisfaction and Guard Dog matches that very well, with its cool mapping features, ease of use and slick interface. I think our customers will be as excited about it as I have been to work on it.”
“The potential for cellular remote telemetry is tremendous, and we’ve only just scratched the surface,” said Strong. “OmniSite is dedicated to developing new applications to a new level with cutting edge technology and usability in this field while at the same time progressing current products, and I am proud to be joining the development team on a full time basis.”
Most recently Strong has worked on automatic testing stations for the XR50 to help speed production and improve quality. Meanwhile Kent has been working on Guard Dog (OmniSite’s new customer interface) with the goal it gets launched early next year.
Strong earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology from Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) graduating with distinction. Ken administers his own public server and develops gaming hardware and software in his free time.
Kent earned a Bachelor of Arts degree while graduating Magna Cum Laude. He has furthered his education with continued training in Computer Science and Database Administration. Currently he is in the final stages of becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional. Last year Kent was a finalist in a Microsoft programming contest in Boston, MA.