Consultants

Our consultants are experts in providing technology solutions to the manufacturing industry…and in creating results.

Lance Griffon, President

Lance is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Implementation Engagement Manager with a wealth of project management and consulting experience. He has overseen many successful implementations and upgrades in multiple capacities including engagement management, project management, systems implementation, application maintenance and development, security, production support, and reporting. Lance has also supported manufacturing, government, financial services, distribution, healthcare, and technology services engagements for global clients.

PeopleSoft
PeopleSoft Financial Management Consultant Certification, PeopleSoft CAD, PeopleSoft DMUG, PeopleSoft Manufacturing and Production Management 8.8, PeopleSoft Quality 8.8, PeopleSoft Contracts 8.4, PeopleSoft Security 8.12, PeopleTools II Version 8.1, PeopleTools I, PeopleTools II, Customizing End User Training, Delivering End User Training, Query/Crystal Power Reporting, General Ledger 1, General Ledger 2, Asset Management, SQL/SQR for PeopleSoft.      

IBM Education
Certified IBM Consultant, Experienced Professional Consulting Workshop, Project Management, Method Blue, Application Management Services (AMS) Sales and Marketing, Applying Skills in a Project Environment.

Other Certifications
Certified Internal Auditor

Formal Education

  • MBA in finance and internal audit, Louisiana State University
  • BBA in managerial finance, University of Mississippi

Andrea Brewington, Human Resource Lead

A career spent supporting and consulting for high profile clients has given Andrea incredible insight into business application systems design, development, project management, support, and implementation. Also a skilled and engaging trainer, Andrea conducts FIT/GAP sessions, product demonstrations, end user sessions, and other types of project team training. She has supported customers globally and domestically in the financial services, manufacturing, hospitality, utilities, retail, oil and gas, communications and education industries.

Products
PeopleSoft HCM, PeopleSoft eProfile, PeopleSoft eProfile Manager Desktop, ePerformance, General Ledger Interface, PeopleSoft ePay, PeopleSoft eBenefits, PeopleSoft eComp, eCompensation Manager, PeopleSoft Time & Labor, PeopleSoft Base Benefits, PeopleSoft Benefits Administration, PeopleSoft Payroll, eDevelopment, PeopleSoft Position  Management, PeopleSoft TAM & CG

Technical Skills
PeopleTools, PeopleCode, SQR, PeopleSoft Query, Cobol, SQL

Education
BA from Rutgers University

Manuel Pack, Lead Architect

Manuel’s career includes positions with Dell Corporation, Inc., Oracle USA, Inc., Accenture, and The Hartford before joining Griffon Consulting. His expertise includes systems architecture, operations, programming, technical support, deployments, maintenance, performance and tuning, conversions, and security, among a host of other proficiencies. A proven leader, Manuel understands how to collaborate within a team – and inspire results.

Clearances
Active US Government Security Clearance

Education

  • Hunter College, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering
  • Mercy College, Business and Marketing (1973)

Technical Skills, Hardware
Sun, RS/6000, HP 9000/3000, PS2, RT, VAX, MAC, NeXT, IBM 370, VAX, MicroVAX, PDP, Prime, Series I, Rockwell, Cannon, Intel, NorthStar, MAC, Altos, Pitney Bowes

Technical Skills, Software
PeopleSoftTools8/7/6/5/3/2,UpgradeAssistant, ChangeAssistant, VUGen, HP’s Performance Center, DataGuard, HR, Benefits, Payroll, GL, AR, AP, Billing, AssetMgmt, Project Costing, EPM, Quest Performance Analyzer, Spotlight, OEM, Grid, Oracle 10g, Oracle (9.2), Oracle(8i), Oracle Order Entry / Financials, SQR, Sybase, TSQL, C, Unix, DB2, PGP, Mercury(LoadRunner/Controller/Director), IMS, APT, Access, Open Server, DB-Lib/NETLIB, SQL Base, SQL*Server, TCP/IP, PowerBuilder

Operating Systems
UNIX, AIX, HP-UX, NT, SCO, NeXT, Ultrix, Linux, VMS, RSX, OS2, MVS/TSO, VM/CMS/CP, MPE, RJE/NRJE, Primos, GCOS/GMAP, 8080, 6502, MS DOS, Wylbur/Orville, Callos, CP/M, MP/M, Novell

Programming
PeopleSoft:2/3/5/6/7/8, PeopleSoft PGP, Oracle/API, Sybase/API, FOCUS, Ceridian Payroll Interface, GL/ AR/ AP / Bi, AIX/VS, C, Apt, TSQL, SQR, Access/ODBC, DB2/API, Crystal, AllBase/API, Make, SCCS, FTP, KSH, CSH, BSH, SH, TCP/IP (RPC, IPC), DCL, JCL, OCL, DECnet, Cobol, PL/1, 8080, 6502, BAL, EIS, Basic, Pascal, Fortran, Cobol,  MSO

Hans Schimanke, Finance and Supply Chain Technical Lead

Hans brings to Griffon Consulting an expertise in the wholesale and distribution industries as well as health services. Before joining our team as a consultant, he spent 14 years with IBM Canada as an IT Specialist and Team Lead, in addition to another decade prior to that serving other employers. His technical skills in development, support, application services, replatforming, reimplementation, and programming are evident in the detail and quality that Hans delivers.

Packaged Applications
PeopleSoft Financials and Supply Chain, PeopleSoft HRMS

Technical Skills
PeopleSoft, PeopleTools, PeopleCode, Application Engine, nVision, BI Publisher, Crystal Reports, SQR, COBOL, MS Access, DB2, Oracle, VBA

Process and Functional Skills
Order Management, Inventory, Receivables, General Ledger

Key Courses and Training
PeopleSoft Functional: Asset Management, Accounts Receivable
PeopleSoft Technical: PeopleTools, PeopleCode, SQR, Integration Tools, Application Engine, BI Publisher

Education

  • Diploma in Programming/Analysis, Honeywell Bull Institute, Canada, 1989
  • BS (Spec) in Chemistry. University of Alberta, Canada, 1978

Ashram Beachoo, Manufacturing and Quality Technical Lead

As an expert PeopleSoft and ERP consultant, Ashram supports outstanding design, development, and implementation for clients. His career highlights include multiple full lifecycle PeopleSoft implementations and upgrades in the utilities, pharmaceutical, financial, and manufacturing industries as well as for the government. In addition to his technical contributions, Ashram offers exceptional creativity, enthusiasm, and leadership to every project.

Areas of Expertise
Requirements Analysis, PeopleTools Development, Interfaces/Integration, Data Conversion, Production Support, Solution Design & Documentation, Reporting Development, Security Administration, System/Integration Testing, Application Upgrades

PeopleSoft Proficiencies

  • PeopleSoft Financials/Supply Chain Management (7.5 – 9.1): Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables, Asset Management, Billing, General Ledger (Oracle Certified), Inventory, Manufacturing, Order Management, Pricing, Project Costing, Purchasing, Quality
  • PeopleSoft HCM/HRMS (8.1 – 9.0): Workforce Administration, North American Payroll, Employee/Manager Self Service, Salary Planning, Training Administration, Recruiting
  • PeopleTools (7.5 – 8.52): Application Engine, SQR, PeopleCode, Crystal Reports, Integration Broker/Messaging, Query, Component Interfaces, nVision, Workflow, Oracle XML BI Publisher, Data Mover, Security

Other Proficiencies
SQL development and performance tuning on AIX/zOS/NT platforms (IBM DB2 v7 – 9.5, Oracle 8i – 10g, Microsoft SQL Server 2000), AIX/UNIX/Windows Batch Scripting, MS Access Report Development

Education
B.Sc. Computer Science and Management (Hons, 2001), University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies

Other Certifications

  • PMP Certified – Project Management Professional (2007), Project Management Institute
  • PeopleSoft Enterprise 9 General Ledger Certified Expert (2011), Oracle Education Services
  • IBM Associate Project Management Professional Accreditation (2006), IBM Global Business Services
  • IT Project+ Certified Professional (2003), Computing Technology Industry Association
  • Additional Training for PeopleSoft Financials/SCM, PeopleSoft HRMS, and PeopleSoft Technical
  • Additional Project Management Training

Carlos Rodriguez, MES Lead

Carlos’s combination of impeccable technical skills with strategic business acumen makes him a stellar addition to any client team. His command of industrial controls architecture and integrated design, among multiple other areas of expertise, stem from his formal education, continued training, and successful project support and management. Carlos has experience in a variety of organizations including within the industrial and municipal waste water treatment, food and beverage, utilities monitoring, automotive, and process industries.

Technical Experience

  • PLC Platforms: (Rockwell) ControlLogix, CompactLogix, FlexLogix, PLC-5, SLC 500, PLC2, PLC3, Micrologix (Schneider) Quantum, Premium, Momentum (Siemens) Simatic S7 & S5, WinAC
  • Communications: Ethernet/IP, DH+, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Modbus, Modbus TCP/IP, Profibus
  • Application Software: RSBizware Plant Metrics/Historian/Batch, RSMACC, Maximo, RSView SE/ME/32, RSSQL, RSLogix 5/500/5000, Monitor Pro, FactoryCast Web Server, Vijeo Look, Simatic IT, WinCC, GE Cimplicity HMI, GE Cimplicity Tracker, Fix32, iFIX, Wonderware WEI, InTouch, InSql, InBatch, FactoryLink, ICONICS, Visual Plant
  • Programming Environments: VB, Visual C++, Visual J++, Delphi, PowerBuilder, Bea Weblogic, Actuate
  • Programming Languages: Visual Basic, Java, C, C++, VB.Net, HTML
  • Databases: SQL Server, T-SQL, Oracle, Access, DAO/RDO/ADO, ADO.Net, MySQL
  • Network Security: Checkpoint Firewall, Zone Alarm

Education

  • BSEE, (Dec 1978) The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mi. Major in Control
  • Systems, with 22 credits in Computer Technology
  • Postgraduate courses at The University of Michigan in Computer Graphics Applications, Data Structures, and Mathematics Foundations in Computer Science
  • Postgraduate courses at Wayne State University in Dynamic Controls Systems, Systems Programming