David Shier – Resume



Product Management – Project Management – Database Architecture – VoIP Traffic Management  – Software Development Management – Electronic Development Management – Quality Assurance Support (ISO9001/AS9100) – Technical Writing/Presentation


Began career an assembly language and C programmer and transitioned into engineering management. After running my own small business for ten years, joined two different start-ups related to mobile computing and telephony. Currently an executive manager an aerospace technology company.


CK Technologies, Inc., Camarillo, CA

Vice President Product and Test Strategy Development
December 2010 – Present (5 years+)

CK Technologies, Inc. is a small business providing automatic wiring/harness test systems for the aerospace market. Domestic and international customers include all tier-1 aerospace manufactures in the USA, Europe and Asia.

  • Responsible for new product development as well as assisting customers with determining the best solutions for their specific electrical test requirements. Provide project management for key customer applications.
  • Create technical and price proposals in support of the Sales Department for multi-million dollar test systems and services.
  • Provide customer training and supervision of “first article” testing at customer sites worldwide.
  • Developed a (patent pending) solution to the complex topological issue of optimizing test system architecture.
Vice President of Marketing and Sales
December 2007 – March 2014 (6.5 years)
  • Developed procedures to standardize pricing model for custom designed electronic test systems.
  • Authored over 20 “Technical Bulletins” on wire/harness testing methods and strategies.
  • Architected a database-driven system for developing testing data for complex aircraft wiring systems. This multi-user system, with an Oracle backend, is currently utilized by Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, Airbus, NASA/JPL and others.
  • Additional functions include identifying new technology needs to further the company’s leadership in electrical and emerging fiber test designs.

LataOne, Inc., Beverly Hills, CA/Santa Clara, CA

Director of Systems Engineering
June 2004 – May 2009 (5 years)

LataOne was a facilities-based wholesale aggregator of telecommunications voice traffic with greater than one billion minutes of traffic per year.

  • Managed traffic engineering, database systems group, vendor and customer relations.
  • Responsible for all engineering services including VoIP/SIP/SS7 traffic management.
  • Determined load balancing (Erlang B blocking probability) and requirements for increased or reduced capacity in each geographic market including domestic and international DID services, and toll free services.
  • Provided SMS800 (RespOrg) management for enterprise customers’ domestic toll free numbers with time-of-day routing between per-trunk/port and per-minute carriers to minimize total costs.

ReadyScript, Inc., Newport Beach, CA (Sold to PacifCare)

Vice President – Technology
March 1999 – November 2001 (2.5 years)

ReadyScript was an early leader in the “electronic prescribing” market.

  • Managed the design and implementation of a wireless handheld computing application used by physicians and other healthcare professionals at the point-of-care.
  • Architected a solution that allowed operation during off-line states when wireless coverage was intermittent. The solution utilized a relational database stored directly on the handheld with synchronization to a master database occurring when online.
  • Managed change requests during beta testing, working directly with physicians from five major healthcare provider networks in Southern California.
  • Project responsibilities extended from conceptual phase, through initial deployment.

Shier Systems & Software, Inc., Westlake Village, CA

January 1994 – November 2003 (10 years)

Company designed and manufactured custom software, hardware (mechanical and electronic) accessories for mobile computing applications.

  • Established the company as an early leader in the supply of systems, services, commercial and custom software and hardware related to mobile computing and communications.
  • Provided custom hardware/software solutions for enterprise customers of Hewlett-Packard’s early Pocket PCs.
  • Provided consulting services including project planning and management for various industries including aerospace, healthcare, sales and field-force automation, entertainment, government, and transportation. Customer base included Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Citizen USA, Pentax, Fidelity Investments, PacifiCare Health Systems, IPC – Hospitalist Group, among others.

SmartPhone and Pocket PC Magazine

Contributing Editor
March 1996 – December 2007 (10.5 years)
  • Authored dozens of articles for the various mobile computing magazines published by Thaddeus including: “The HP Palmtop Paper”, “Pocket PC Magazine” and “Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine”.
  • Articles focused on mobile computing for the enterprise as well as wireless data communications and general product reviews.

CK Technologies, Inc., Newbury Park, CA

Director of Sales and Marketing
August 1987 – January 1994 (6.5 years)
  • Provided multiple roles in a start-up environment including managing software and applications engineering groups.
  • Developed initial product specifications for interconnection test systems for the aerospace and high-density PCB and substrate testing markets.
  • Authored the company’s test programming scripting language – which is still in use after more than 25 years.
  • Managed direct regional sales managers throughout the USA and third-party sales representatives internationally.
  • Traveled to customer sites worldwide for sales support, contract negotiations and technical training.

Electronic Systems & Programming, Inc., Hawthorne, CA/Camarillo, CA

Programmer / Software Engineering Manager
September 1978 – June 1987 (9 years)
  • Managed software development team and supported electronic engineering.
  • Authored test system Operations and Programming manuals.
  • Designed real-time machine control software in DEC PDP-11 assembly language and C.
  • Supported Sales/Marketing with technical presentations to customers.


  • Methods and systems for providing advanced call services (WO2008042990 A1)
  • Methods and systems for distributing equipment and adapters for electrical harness testing (WO2012074796 A1)


Microsoft Office 97 to 2013 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Project) – AutoCAD drawing editing – HTML, PHP, SQL, SQL/Oracle Data Modeling, JavaScript, PIC microcode, C++ programming


AS9100 Internal Auditor – 2014   –   American Red Cross Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED