Vance E. Neff
Vance's Consulting Co.

1335 Fernwood Dr. phone: 810-309-2909
Lapeer, MI. 48446

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Delivery through Personal Performance and Leadership


An accomplished Software Engineer specializing in the design of Embedded microprocessor systems and Web applications with extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software design process including requirements definition, prototyping, proof of concept, design, interface implementation and documentation, testing, and maintenance.

Performance Optimization • Process Improvement • Change Management • IT Strategy • Mentoring • Installation • Training • Hardware • Software • Peripherals • Configuration Management • Infrastructure Development • Client Collaboration • Client Relationship Management • Project Management • Team Leadership • Team Development • Vendor Management

High level
Microprocessors (8 & 16 bit)
and assembly languages
Operating systems and
I/O interfaces
Liberty Basic Debuggers ST10 & C166 series Microsoft Windows XP RS232
FORTRAN Assemblers Motorola/Freescale Microsoft Windows 2000 RS485
C Cross-assemblers 6800 - 6812 Microsoft Windows DOS CANbus
Java (netbeans) Compilers Freescale MC86HC912   SPI
HTML/CSS Microsoft Excel 6502 NI LabWindows TCP/IP
Perl/CGI Microsoft Word PIC 16Cxx Keil uV3 & uV4 UDP/IP
PHP NoteTab 8051 and clones Archelon AQ430 tools RF
Delphi Brief TI MSP430 Netbeans IR
ForTran MySQL   CodeBlocks parallel
SQLite (not so current)
(not so current) MS Help Workshop 68000 (not so current)
ALGOL MinGW 8080 Microsoft Windows 95
COBOL Z80 Microsoft Windows 3.1
RPG (not so current) 8086 DR CP/M
Javelin Rabbit 2000 IBM OS2

Adaptable electronic key and lock system
Patent # EP0501715 issued on September 2, 1992 - Claim: For an abstract and a detailed description of the claim
US Patent # 5198643 issued on March 30, 1993 - Claim: For an abstract and a detailed description of the claim
US Patent # 5477041 issued on December 19, 1995 - Claim: For an abstract and a detailed description of the claim
Inventors: Vance E. Neff and Nancy C. Miron, Assignee: Computerized Security System, Incorporated
Other patents assigned to Valeron (GTE) Corporation

Vance's Consulting Co.Sept. 1994 to Present
1335 Fernwood Dr., Lapeer, MI 48446
Embedded Software Engineer
This company was created so that Saflok could contract with a company rather than an individual.
Expert specializing in embedded microprocessor system design, analysis and debugging, including portable user interface devices that are part of a variety of networks with a multitude of I/O interfaces for several clients. These devices have their own proprietary operating systems, many of which I developed and implemented.
Here are some of my clients during this period. Note: some contracts overlap.

Structured Interface, Inc.(full time) 1984 - 1994
1358 Rankin St., Troy, MI 48083
Software development - Vice-president

GTE Valeron Corporation - Digital Techniques(full time) 1977 - 1984
Supervisor of the computer department


Lawrence Institute of Technology
Major: Electrical Engineering

Union College
Major: Electrical Engineering, within 1.3 trimesters of bachelor.
Worked as a teacher for a year for a Program for under advantaged students:
Structured and conducted a class to bring the attending students up to the level of Calculus I.  This included coverage of algebra, trigonometry, geometry and quite a bit of outside tutoring.

Berkshire Community College
Major: Engineering, Minor: Computer science, 2 associate degrees


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