My teaching methods are mostly applied communicative approach techniques. I also use comparative analysis to illustrate similarities and differences between the target and native languages. I rely on practical and communication methods tailored to the audience language level, needs and demographics.
Applied Linguistics, Translation and Interpretation, Localization and Terminology Specialist. Graduated from 3 countries in applied linguistics and language teaching; Cuba, USA and Canada.
Authored "Ingles Para Todos" and published in the USA. Authored and taught Spanish language programs for both, corporate and non-corporate students.
Experience technology professional that specializes in Life Safety, Electronic Security and Mission-Critical Communications Systems.
Versatile, detail and customer-oriented with in-depth working knowledge of Fire Alarm Detection Systems, Electronic Security and Voice/Data Networking and Communications Systems.
Verifiable International working experience leading the design and implementation of mission-critical communications systems for subterranean, extreme hazardous industrial environments and geographically isolated locations.
Authored Electronic Security for Field Technicians course – pending approval from the Ministry of Colleges.
Co-designed and implemented the first MSHA-approved RF and Optical subterranean networks for the ActiveMine 2-way voice and tracking system – February 2009
Developed and implemented the first Central Remote Dispatching System to meet the MINER Act compliance for underground coal mines in the USA – June 2010
First Canadian to become a Black Hat/MSHA-certified Underground Systems Engineer authorized to perform work in surface/underground, coal/non-coal US mines – 2008
Authored of Ingles Para Todos, the 5th most-commercially successful English program for Spanish-speaking people in 2001.
Expert dexterity with hand tools and test equipment to perform equipment installations, site surveys, fault restoration and testing, including but not limited to:
Life Safety, Fire Detection and Notification Systems – Installation, verification, inspection and monitoring
Electronic Security— Intrusion Systems, Card Access, Telephone Entry/Intercom, Duress Systems, CCTV and ADOs
In-building Cellular/WiFi DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems), Copper and Fiber Optics Network Systems
Programming Platforms – MS-SQL, Asterisk Telephony and MS-Visual Basic.
EDUCATION, INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL TRAINING
1. BA in English Linguistics – York University, Canada 2003
2. PC/LAN Support Specialist – Institute of Technology, Canada 2002
3. BA in Modern Languages/English ESL – University of Houston, USA 2000
4. Bachelor of Education in Applied English Linguistics – Cuba 1996
5. Certified CFAA Fire Alarm Technician – Canada 2018
6. Certified ICT Protégé GX Administrator (Level 3)– Canada 2018
7. Certified Dietec/Entermatic Installer – Canada 2016
8. Certified Tyco/Kantech (Entrapass Corporate Edition) – Canada 2014
9. Certified Mircom TX3 Voice Communications and Access Control Integrator – Canada 2012
10. FOA Certified Fiber Optics Technician – USA 2010
11. MSHA/Black Hat Surface and Underground Systems Engineer – USA 2009
12. Certified Microsoft MCP, Cisco CCNA, CompTIA A+, Novell Netware, CWNA – Canada 2002
13. Certified Terminologist and Localization Specialist – The Netherlands 2000
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
MIRCOM GROUP OF COMPANIES 2012 - Present
COMMUNICATIONS AND SECURITY CONSULTANT – MANAGER SECURITY DIVISION
Manage all business aspects and personnel of the Security Division: sales, service, projects implementation, technical support and training.
Develop business in vertical markets and strategic partnerships with systems integrators, infrastructure developers, trades (electrical, hardware, automation, parking control and emergency response)
Ensure timely implementation and delivery of projects for occupancy
Design and spec building control networks/systems (communications, security and emergency systems) in compliance with the Ontario Building, Fire Code and Disability Act.
Train Security Integrators, Property Managers, Security Technicians and Sales Personnel.
ACTIVE CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES 2008 - 2012
DIRECTOR OF FIELD OPERATIONS – SUBTERRANEAN NETWORKS USA
Directed the implementation of ActiveMine products/networks for underground and above ground coal mines
in compliance with MSHA and the MINER Act in the following states: Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado, Illinoi and Ohio.
Developed the business network of the Appalachian region for the introduction (beta stages) and implementation of ActiveMine products.
Co-designed and develop the ActiveMine products and network infrastructure: IP Telephony, RFID Tracking System and Centralized Remote Dispatch.
Lead the testing and installation of beta products and future MSHA-approved implementations.
HYDROGENICS CORPORATION 2002 - 2008
COMMUNICATIONS AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIST – HYDROGEN POWER DIVISION
Designed and executed the international delivery of electronic security systems in North America, Asia and Europe for the GEN-II power generation facilities and hydrogen fueling stations.
Assembled, installed and commission process control equipment and ancillaries: HMIs, PLCs (AB and Siemens), gas monitoring systems, safety control systems, perimeter detection systems and other security related equipment: CCTV cameras, RFID tagging, PA/notification and evacuation systems.
Acted as Bilingual Technical Writer and Product Specialist for the introduction of the FCPM hydrogen backup power units for the South American telecommunications market (Telefonica in Mexico).
Trained technical personnel and end-users.
INTERLINGUAL OF AMERICA 1999 - 2000
PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND AUTHOR
Authored “Ingles Para Todos” second edition. A twelve-volume English program for Spanish-speaking people.
Designed all aspects of the language program, including: the program materials, the Linguistic and Methodological approach, the audio-visual components and the selection of the program instructors and actors.
Implemented the in-house support educational system for the “Ingles Para Todos” program.
Coordinated and implemented the program expansion (sales offices) throughout the states of California, Florida, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona.
Contributed as a language consultant during the 3rd edition of “Ingles Para Todos” in 2006.
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