Pinnacle welcomes David Dickinson to our staff as our Director of Software Development. David served from 1988 to 1993 as a military analyst in the US Federal Government, focusing on NATO and other European defense issues and serving in overseas positions. Following his return to academia to gain his masters degree and a two year stint as part of the management team of a Dallas-based power tool distribution company, in 1999 he was recruited by Bosch, a global corporation with 280,000 employees worldwide, to work on process re-engineering in their Power Tools Division. From there he moved into the Bosch corporate organization to take over management of Internet development in North America and eventually Director of all Bosch eCommerce activities in the Americas as well as responsibilities for the Automotive Aftermarket division systems in US.
From 2005-2009 he traveled around the world to introduce the concepts of Service Oriented Architecture and was responsible for the development and implementation of numerous systems based on Service-Oriented principles. He has been recognized as a thought leader in SOA and simultaneously introduced Agile development practices and led efforts to integrate them with SOA application development. Consequently, he was chosen to be chief solutions architect for Boschs worldwide software development activities. David served briefly as VP of Technology and Research for GAP, LLC and has recently joined Pinnacle as Director of Custom Software Development.
David has stated that he has clear aspirations for the Development team here are just a few:
- Implementation of Agile methodologies in the Development group
- Introduction of Service-Oriented Architecture
- Extend and enhance GP/CRM products through innovative custom development
- Increase the joy of coding for the whole team
- Serve our customers better each day and remember that life is short and unforeseen, and is only an opportunity for usefulness.
We are pleased to have David on board, and are very excited to see what the future holds for our development team. Welcome David.