We are excited to announce that we have a new addition to the Aurora EDI Alliance. Jim Gonzalez, a 20 year EDI veteran, has joined the gang as an EDI consultant and yet again expanded our ever growing knowledge base of expertise on EDI and data integration. Jim joins us from the Philadelphia area and I recently had the chance to get to know him a little for the purpose of this article.
He graduated from Berks Technical Institute in 1998 with an Associate’s Degree in AS/400 programming. Jim was then hired by Kissinger Associates as a programmer in January of 1998 to work on MAS90/MAS200. Six months into the position he was asked to move to Technical Support to learn EDI as well as other formats for integration. From there he got a real EDI education – learning how to handle client EDI support, onsite installation of EDI software, run formal EDI training class and manage support staff as well as consultants. He considers himself to be well versed in all aspects of EDI and what it takes to support an organization. Jim also has extensive experience in Sage ERP products.
An established professional in this industry, Jim works with clients to offer support for daily processing, bringing on new integrations and planning towards the future of where to take their organization. He has a knack for learning the deficiencies in any company he works with and turning those deficiencies into areas of success. One problem that he enjoys solving for his clients is helping them to become more self-sufficient. Jim’s ideal client would say he is all about improving their business processes and making EDI profitable again. He is passionate about being the client’s advocate when it comes to dealing with software companies, EDI Trading Partners, and other organizations they need help with navigating. He knows he has done his job well when he sees his clients growing and are profitable.
On a personal note, family and friends are important to him. In his spare time, you can find Jim either wedding planning (his own), learning, reading, watching sports or spending time with his dogs. He loves to laugh and have a good time with good people. He grew up outside of Reading, Pennsylvania and still lives in Berks County. Although Jim has traveled all over the country he would never call anywhere else home. He volunteers with the Children’s Home of Reading and also supports the local Animal Rescue League.
When asked how he wants to be remembered, he says, “I want to be remembered as a great Dad, loving family member and friend. I want people to think of me as working side by side with them. Your name is the only thing you can take with you.”
Please join us in welcoming Jim to the fold. We look forward to working with him!
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