Ronald Schmiegelt
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How did you hear about this site InHouston?
A friend sent me the information
Niche (Services/Products your company provides:)
Insurance services
About Me:
Aggie searching for a new position in the Maritime field.
City, State
Pearland, Texas
Area of Houston
Open Networker?
not sure
Servant Leader, Give It First Networker?
not sure
Have Attended Live InHouston Netweaving Events (ever):
no, would like to
"Other interests" (Traveling, wine, books, etc...):
Computers, Photography, Dog Rescue
Veteran? Which Branch?


Ronald F. Schmiegelt
5308 Palo Duro Drive
Pearland, Texas 77584-8260


I seek a Managerial role where I can leverage my leadership, technical skills, and experience to enable the business to achieve potential. I am an innovative professional with a diverse background. I am able to step into a new situation and get the job done while working with people in all positions and situations.


Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas August 2009 – May 2012
Student/Student Worker
• Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration (Cum Laude)
• Consistently maintained Honors Status
• Selected to Who’s Who among American College Students

Self Employed September 2004 – August 2009
IT Consultant
• Successfully connected computers in a peer to peer network with different operating systems, software, and firewalls
• Standardized firewalls and remote access on varied platforms
• Successfully solved SQL connection and maintenance problems across an internet connection
• Performed site surveys for Wachovia Bank after a major acquisition
• Successfully performed a 500+ phone Voice Over IP project for Bank of America
Cenikor Foundation, Inc. Houston, Texas June 2000 – August 2004
IT Manager
• On First day of job improved network reliability from one major crash per day to none in over a year
• Saved over 50% on financial project by rebuilding servers with modern components
• Negotiated 30% discount on new communications equipment
• Replaced aged equipment to meet expansion needs for years to come
• Increased worker productive time and reduced support time by teaching staff to repair minor problems on their own
• Redesigned management information system to support voice over IP reducing phone bills by 60%
• Ensure a maximum amount of up time for network and associated equipment

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Independent Consultant, Houston, Texas December 1995 – January 1999
Marine Insurance Adjuster/Navigator
• Saved an offshore seismic operation 4 days of down time and over $100,000 by rebuilding a computer at sea under adverse conditions
• Used and maintained computerized navigation equipment under adverse conditions
• Made decisions with millions of dollars at stake
• Ensure that Insurance Company interests are maintained in offshore operations
• Prepare Extensive reports for company review
U.S. Coast Guard, Galveston, Texas March 1994 – November 1995
Accident Investigator/Safety Inspector (Marine Safety Office)
• Implemented an ad hoc emergency communication plan during a major disaster to successfully move resources to where they were needed
• Provided policy makers with the necessary tools to repair a disaster response plan that had severe communication problems
• Maintained 99.9% up time on all equipment while assigned the collateral duty of computer support
• Performed difficult repair operations when support was not available
• Taught users difficult procedures


Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration with a minor in Economics, Cum Laude,
Graduated May 2012, Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas

Computer Education Certificates, December 1999 – May 2000, January 2004 – June 2005, C-Trec Computer Academy, Houston, Texas

Numerous Military schools and courses while in the US Military

Licenses and Status

Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

U.S. Coast Guard (Retired), Disabled Veteran

Community Service

Volunteer and Foster dogs for several Houston Area dog rescues

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At 10:09am on October 1, 2013,
Nancy Johnson

Hi Ronald

Welcome to InHouston and thank you for your service! I’m looking forward to meeting you at one of our events! I’d love to hear more about what you want to and see how I can help you.


And if you are new to networking (or not), check out my blog … please leave a comment and tell me what you think… and let’s have coffee soon!

Hope to meet you soon!



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