William J Hofmann
1216 North Elmwood Avenue
Palatine, Illinois 60074
(847) 359-0299

Results oriented computer programmer with over twenty years diversified experience in project management, quality assurance and engineering in a manufacturing environment. Major expertise in problem solving, relational database techniques, and process reengineering. Continually ready to take on new challenges to facilitate results, meet goals, and exceed expectations.


ACS Group, Schaumburg, Illinois 10/2003 to 6/2008
International Manufacturer of Industrial Machinery for the Plastics Industry
Sr. Programmer Analyst/Information Services Manager

Managed project to migrate multiple international manufacturing facilities into one common Epicor ERP system. Created business plan and led team of key users to fulfill the vision. Responsible for resolving all problems and conflicts. Monitored progress using Microsoft Project and reported to executive staff.
Integrated SQL Server based eCommerce order entry interface to Epicor ERP system processing $40,000,000 per year in customer orders. Also integrated .net VB ASP eCommerce parts order entry system.
Configured Epicor ERP system for a new manufacturing facility in China.
Hands on RPG Computer programming and troubleshooting BPCS AS/400 ERP system. Complete ownership of development lifecycle from user input through execution.
Implemented EDI process for AP check data bidirectional transfer from, BPCS ERP system to Chase bank.

Nexgen Software Technologies, Naperville, Illinois 5/1998 to 10/2002
Software Development and Consulting Firm
Project Manager

Project leader facilitating implementing and upgrading BPCS ERP systems on AS/400 platform through all phases of software development life cycle. Met with clients, conducted feasibility studies and worked with executives and users to define requirements, develop project plans and manage from development through testing and go live.
Programming and installation of Lotus Domino based eCommerce systems with real time interface into BPCS ERP systems. Designed applications to meet user?s needs.
Conducting BPCS client education sessions in bills of material, MRP and product costing.

Precise Castings Incorporated, St. Charles, Illinois 6/1996 to 5/1998
Zinc and Aluminum Contract Die Caster
Quality Assurance Manager

Created and implemented quality system which achieved ISO9002 certification.
Conducted pre-sales technical reviews with prospective clients.
Established policies and developed engineering standards.

Imperial Eastman, Niles, Illinois 1/1988 to 6/1996
High volume manufacturer of brass fittings and valves
Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Improved receiving and cycle counting procedures resulting in reduction of inventory losses of $1,000,000 per year and eliminating the need for annual physical inventory.
Engineering Change Coordinator responsible for content and accuracy of bills of material.
Launched new products and capital equipment acquisitions.
Resolved production problems.


Computer programming in: Microsoft SQL Server, HTML, Business Objects Crystal Reports, RPG/400 and other IBM System i DB2 tools (iSeries AS/400, CLP, DDS, SDA, Client Access) BPCS ERP System (formerly SSA System Software Associates now Infor), Avante ERP system (Epicor Software), IBM UniData U2 System Builder Redback, SQL DTS ETL, Lotus Notes Domino, Lotus Script, Microsoft Access, Front Page, Dream Weaver, ODBC, Visual Studio Visual Basic (VB) .net Active Server Pages (ASP), Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), Innov8 Demand Solutions, MS Office, MS Project, Visio, Wright Tools Smart Quote (Truesales Corporation), Computer Aided Design (CAD), CNC Machine Tool Programming, Software Devlopment Life Cycle (SDLC), Fourth Shift ERP (Soft Brands), Business process mapping, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Programmable Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM), Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)


Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois
Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology

RAB Certified ISO9000 Auditor

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