Matthew N. Bostdorff

433 South Maple

Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

(419) 350-8639



Objective:       To secure a position that would allow me to utilize my experience, talents, and skills relative to technology engineering, management, service, implementation, or use.







to Present        Van Buren Local Schools                                                       Van Buren, Ohio

                        Network Administrator


  Manage every aspect of a network consisting of  900 netbooks, 300 PCs, 18 Servers (physical and virtual), 30 laser printers, 1100 users, web hosting, course management server (extensive Moodle experience) and campus wide managed Wi-Fi.

  Research, design, and installation of campus wide VOIP phone system.  ROI expected to be less than 4 years based local and long distance savings alone.

  Brought on board to take advantage of private sector network engineering experience and apply it to public school system.

  Initial Challenge:  Bring technological stability to the district and use technology to streamline processes, communication, and opportunities to educate. 

  Designed domain infrastructure based on districts wish to push for more Web and network based applications.


                                Major Accomplishments:

         2010 Installation of Campus managed wireless solution to support District 1:1 initiative

         2005 Ohio SchoolNet Technology Coordinator of the Year Finalist. 

         Complete Domain Renovation, including migration to Microsoft Exchange as the primary e-mail platform.  This implementation allows global web access to mail, calendaring, and contact information. 

         Since hire date, no network outages to date and servers remain stable. 

         Moodle implementation, district wide calendar implementation, student e-mail implementation, maintenance trouble ticket trafficking all implemented at no cost to the district using open source software packages and database engines.

         Manage installation and district wide security and keyless entry system. 




to 8/03             Buehrer Group, Inc,                                                               Maumee, Ohio

                        Technology Designer


  Hired to exploit Network Engineering experience and bring technical expertise in house vs. contracted.

  Construct detailed network layouts for new, renovated, and existing educational facilities based on Ohio School Facilities Commission specifications.

  Work with district Superintendents and Technology Coordinators to provide a seamless solution and better communicate the construction processes.

  Provide expert technical support, in any regard, making technical customer service a true value-add.

  Provide Senior Level network support and advice to existing Buehrer Group Desktop Support Technician.




to 3/03             Pomeroy IT Solutions                                                             Toledo, Ohio

                        Senior Engineer


  Contracted through Pomeroy IT Solutions.  Placed at Owens Illinois.

  Engaged at OI to provide onsite technical expertise to IT/IS staff.

  Specific talents targeted: Migration Experience in Windows 2000 Server environment from Metaframe 1.8 to Metaframe XP.

  IBM RS6000 End of Lease consolidation and return solution.  Solution implemented saved OI at least $750,000/year in equipment leasing costs.

  IBM Windows 2000 Cluster configuration at Levis Development Facility.  Power and incorrect UPS configuration caused system failure and data loss.  Solution implemented included RAID share/cluster rebuild and data recovery.  Full recovery from disaster, to original state, in 16 hours.  Follow up includes hot swap SCSI drive configuration, UPS configuration and testing, and complete documentation.

  Expected Project: Nationwide Owens Plant Server Refresh.  Upgrade all existing Backup Domain Controllers to Windows 2000 Server to increase stability of WAN and centralized security.


to 9/02             Guardian Industries                                                               Carleton, Michigan   

                        Network Engineer


  Provide Science and Technology Center with no fail support regarding all LAN and WAN related activity, hardware, and software.

  Provide 70 users and 8 servers with reliable, hands-on, personal support as well as 24-hour telephone support.

  Network Monitoring and Administration of primarily Windows 2000 Advanced Server environment with Active Directory.

  Responsible for System Backup and Disaster Recovery.

  Coordinate purchasing and budget reporting for all IT equipment and software.

  Implement IT hardware and software inventory system.

  Site Lotus Notes administrator.  Attended Level 2 Lotus Administration Training.

  License Compliancy and Upgrade Implementation.

  PBX and Voicemail administration.

  Administrate Corporate Expense and Procurement Systems running in a Novell Environment.


Major Accomplishments: Build and install new Primary Domain Controller with 3 Backup Controllers all running Active Directory to alleviate network hiccups and reorganize data infrastructure.  Begin multimedia based MCSE training.  Upgrade from Citrix Metaframe v1.8 to XP to enable that server to integrate into Windows 2000 domain.



3/00                 IBM Corporation                                                                   Southfield, Michigan

to 12/00           RS6000 Web Server Sales Specialist


  Incorporate technical background with customer service skills to provide IT hardware and software solutions in the UNIX/AIX arena.

  Configure Web and related servers in the IBM RS6000 product line to provide flawless technological integration with customers and/or existing equipment or software.

  Exploit hard work ethic to drive sales and continue technology education to customers and peers.

  Apply team-oriented mindset to assist others and complete virtual IBM matrix.



8/99                 Hancock-Wood Electric                                                         North Baltimore, Ohio

to 1/00             Information and Communication Specialist


  Responsible for multiple aspects of computer and network administration,    consultation, purchasing, and service.

  Accountable for Novell Network Administration including password, user profile, and e-mail management.

  Attend to any user issues including hardware and software solutions.  Facilitate end user to maintain productivity.  Educate all employees of new software implementations that might impact their work environment.

  Maintain and service all network hardware including HPUX server, Dell NT servers, modems, routers, hubs, tape backup, desktop machines, printers, and scanners.

  Accountable for administration of newly installed Lucent Phone Network.

  Received on job training concerning Access Database Administration and Lucent Definity PBX, Intuity AUDIX and Lucent Phone Vectoring.

5/99                 CYRIX Corporation (Full Time)                                          Richardson, Texas

to 8/99             UNIX System Administrator and Technician


  Primarily involved with creation and termination of user accounts and user home directory maintenance in a Sun/Solaris UNIX environment.

  Coordinated employee office relocation in regards to IT equipment allocation and inventory.

  Spearheaded extensive reorganization of network facilities to allow for faster and more efficient changes in IT infrastructure.

  Worked closely with IT management and end users to provide efficient hardware support including internal component repair and maintenance on over 250 desktop machines.

  Adversely affected by company wide downsizing.



5/98                 CYRIX Corporation (Co-op While in School)                                  Richardson, Texas

to 8/98                          Assistant UNIX System Administrator and Technician                         


  Responsible for addition and termination of user accounts, primarily for e-mail system.

  Duties included back up and recovery of user files.

  Impeccable organizational skills applied to network facilities.

  Hardware installation, repair of system machines, and system inventory.

  Group facilitated network containing over 250 machines and 130+ users.



9/98                 Staples Office Supply (Part Time While in School)                Bowling Green, Ohio

to 5/99                         Computer Upgrade and Sales Technician


  Brought onboard to assist new store gain profitability in Tech Center.

  Responsible for all customer upgrades on PC's including modem, Ethernet, disk drive, memory, and software manipulation.

  Consulted with customers to provide information regarding decisions being made to their system,

  Supported phone-in customer needs concerning hardware, software, and Internet configuration.

  Worked closely with other associates to provide input to customers and technical integrations.



9/97                 Pemtronics (Part Time While in School)                                Bowling Green, Ohio

to 3/98             Electronic Senior Technician


  Troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of various types of electronic equipment.

  Diagnostics performed on any of the following equipment either in shop or via telephone: PCs, VCR's, stereos, CD players, and more.

  Component level repair of any AC or DC powered device.



6/96                 Marathon Oil Company (Co-op While in School)                 Findlay, Ohio

to 8/97             Electronic Technician


  Responsible for the repair, modification, testing, and cleaning of any number of electronic devices and components used by Emro supplied service stations (Speedway, Starvin Marvin') including Telxon and Microbilt brand equipment.

  Supported service station employees via telephone regarding data transmission for inventory reordering.



Education:      Bowling Green State University                                            Bowling Green, Ohio

                        Bachelor of Science in Technology                                       1994 - 1999


  Bachelor Degree of Science in Technology received in May, 1999.

  Relevant coursework included: Electrical Systems, Electronic Circuits, Electronic Devices, Electronic Machine Controls, Electronic Measurement, Digital Electronics.              

  Design, Manufacturing, and Computer Sciences including C++ and Pascal.

  Designed PLC program utilized in BGSU's Electric Falcon racecar.

  Earned a 3.29 grade point average while working part-time and being involved in coaching and community activities.

  Member of ISA. (Instrument Society of America) - Recipient 1998 ISA Scholarship.

Hardware Experience: Includes but is not limited to the following:

  PC and RS6000/AIX

  3-Com/Cisco data switches, fiber switches, Cisco routers

  Servers - Compaq, HP, IBM, Dell

  All Personal computers, brand or scratch built.

  Tatung, Sun


  APC UPS Systems

  Adic and Breece Hill Tape Libraries

  Lucent Definity PBX and Intuity Audix



Software Experience: Includes but is not limited to the following:                         

  Microsoft Virtual Server and Hyper-V

  Microsoft Windows XP, Server 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 (Advanced Server and Professional) including Active Directory, NT, 98, 95


  Microsoft Office 2000-2010 Suites including Access

  IBM ServeRAID Cluster Tools and Cluster administration

  Citrix Metaframe

  Novell Networking, Server and Client including Groupwise

  Lotus Notes 4.5, 5.0 Client and Domino Server

  ArcServe Enterprise Backup Solutions

  UNIX, and some LINUX/UNIX based Software (Red Hat, Ubuntu, Solaris, and SunOS) including Legato Networker

  Microsoft IIS

  MySql, PHP scripting

  Norton Enterprise Antivirus, Ghost Cloning Packages

  FOG enterprise cloning and imaging solution

  3CX VOIP Phone System, SIP trunking solutions