Chadwin B. Childers

Office: 313-390-2369        Ford Systems Integration Center
Fax:    313-845-3330         PROFS: CCHILDE1            1000 Republic Dr. Ste 600
                                                        Allen Park, MI 48101-3614

Home:   313-581-1707                       4535 Mead
World Wide Web:               Dearborn, MI 48126


A challenging position in a world-class organization, where I can apply my many areas of expertise to guide information technology strategy.


This resume constitues original work, Copyright © 1998-2001. It may not be redistributed without explicit permission. Principals may contact me directly by email.


Security Architect                                               8/1/99 - present
Ford Motor Company                                                   Dearborn, MI
Responsible for an internally developed Web Single Login product, with 150,000 users, interfaces to the IBM PROFS mainframe, Netscape LDAP, and Microsoft Exchange for authentication and password synchronization. Set standards and deployed tools for access control via NSAPI and ISAPI components on over 1,000 servers worldwide. Designed and deployed high availability architecture across two data centers. Coordinated development of Human Resources security system. Managed a project to develop an extranet version of the corporate WSL product from start to finish, including cost recovery. Took over corporate PKI efforts, driving secure email rollout to success, enhancing vendor responsiveness, certified VeriSign Adminsitrator and RSA Administrator. Involved in all phases of intra/extranet security planning.
Corporate World Wide Web Administrator                          9/10/95 - 7/30/99
Ford Motor Company                                                   Dearborn, MI
Acknowledged technical expert regarding the Web. Instrumental in establishing much of the structure and administrative procedures for the Web at Ford. Deployed corporate stock data feed, working with Ford Finance Staff, Quote.Com, and Dow Jones to heighten awareness of shareholder value. Participated in corporate advanced technology planning efforts. Drove agreement on corporate standard MIME types, Perl support. Responsible for systems administration, planning, and support of Ford Internal Web Hub and Product Development Systems Web Server, as well as technical standards for all internal Web servers. Chaired bimonthly meetings of Ford Web Administrator's Forum, Web Authors Forum, Web Hub planning and Hot Site selection committee, Ford Newsmasters Group. Also responsible for systems integration and selection of Web and work group software. Maintained Corporate Directory Service, implemented Corporate orgchart server, web search engine, and event calendar. Wrote Corporate policy statements, had primary responsibility for the Administration section of the Center of Excellence for Web Technology, as well as general editorial responsibility. Managed supplier relations and technical strategy for Netscape Communicator rollout to approximately 100,000 desktops. Participated in Automotive Industry Action Group efforts to set Electronic Data Interchange standards. Responsible for strategy management of Internet site blocking and USENET news efforts. Newsmaster of Manager of Web Technology Reuse Center. Planned Reuse/Training for NT based Accelerated Solution Centers.
Project Leader                                                   1/1/91 - 9/29/95
MIS International @ Ford                                             Dearborn, MI
Responsible for software development, support, and marketing for FMEAplus® and QuickCDI software at Ford Motor Company, Technical Affairs Division, Environmental and Safety Engineering Staff, Engineering Materials and Standards Department. Over 5,000 copies of the quality software have been sold, and it is still being used by all divisions of Ford, as well as General Motors, Nissan, Motorola, Compaq, TRW, Boeing, Rockwell International, GTE, GE, and hundreds of other companies worldwide. FMEAplus® was developed by a joint US - European team for DOS, MS Windows, and the X Window System under UNIX, while QuickCDI is a client/server package. Responsible for administration of a Class C internal network, workstations, and Internet mail. Representative to online document viewing task force. Responsible for the first WWW server at Ford.
Programmer/Analyst                                              1/1/89 - 12/31/90
MIS International @ Ford                                             Dearborn, MI
Lead Programmer on the FMEAplus® project, as an agency employee at Ford Car Product Development, Engineering Information Systems, Quality Unit. Responsible for design, technical specifications, programming (~41,000 lines of code with three programmers) and support of a full featured Failure Mode and Effects Analysis system, from conception to Version 2.0, for both standalone and LAN versions. Programming and system administration on Quest project, a QFD tool concurrently developed under X Windows/Motif and MS Windows using XVT.
Data Processing Consultant                                      2/1/87 - 12/31/88
                                                                       Toledo, OH
Undertook projects for small businesses and medical facilities to provide integrated systems designed to meet their specific needs. Hardware and software selection, system integration, and programming, support, and service. Staff development and training as required.
Staff Programmer                                                 1/1/85 - 1/31/87
AD-Tec Consulting                                                 New Orleans, LA
Responsible for development of comprehensive marketing analysis and delivery system. Ongoing responsibility for all hardware and software acquisitions. Automated customer, client referral, and record keeping systems. Database design, mailing software design and implementation.
Summer Co-op                                                     5/1/84 - 9/31/84
IBM Final Test Manufacturing Engineering                              Boulder, CO
Personal responsibility included design of a quality control database and automatic data retrieval system for Product Test information. Installed minicomputer hardware, generated system kernal, implemented and modified software as necessary. Installed a GPIB Sensor Based Control Adapter for transfer of data to mainframe for analysis. Evaluated SAS for database analysis, production of weekly charts of Product Test information with the final objective of a completely automated data flow from factory floor to finished report. Wrote fuser tolerance setting program for active assembly line.
Student Researcher, Microprocessing Genetics                     9/1/82 - 5/31/86
Department of Biology, Tulane University                          New Orleans, LA
Carried out programming, systems support, and digitization on PC and lab systems while full-time student. Responsibilities included installing laboratory control systems, software and research implementation. Lab Assistant for National Institute of Health funded research, providing cellular data on experimental animals. Did camera lucidas of brain, hindbrain, and eye specimens, digitized the drawings, and then did comparative statistical analysis of cellular data for Honors project on the relation of Xenopus laevis ploidy to morphometry.


Systems: Sun SPARC, Ultra, Enterprise 250, 450; HP 9000/887, 735, 785, J210, palmtops; Palm VII, SGI Iris 3030, Indigo, Challenge; IBM PC, 5110, RS/6000, Series 1, System/34, System/370(3081); Sequent; DEC 10, 2050, VAX, PDP-11, DECstation, Alpha; EMC disk arrays; Prime EXL; MULTICS; Fortune; Wang VS; AT&T 3B5; Northstar Horizon; NeXT; Commodore PET/CBM, 64; Apple II, Macintosh; TRS-80 Model I, III.

Languages: Java, C, C++, Perl, BASIC (including Visual), Fortran, Pascal, APL, EDX, REXX, COBOL, RPG. Assembly: 6502, 8086, LSI-11. Drivers: PostScript, HP-PCL. HTML. Scripts: Bourne and C shell, tcsh, JavaScript.

Operating Systems: MS-DOS, SunOS, Solaris, Ultrix, OSF/1, HP/UX, AIX, Irix, BSD, System V, CP/M, EDX, VM, MUSIC, VMS, TOPS-20, X Windows X.11/R.5, Motif, Hummingbird, NeWS, Openwindows, MS Windows, NT, SoftWindows, VUE.

Systems Administration: Sun, HP, IBM AIX, Prime, Silicon Graphics, DEC, AT&T, IBM Series 1. Class C network. Installed and maintained Cisco Local Directors, Sendmail, Smail, USENET news, Web servers, proxy servers, DNS servers, kernels, shells, and tools.

Networks: TCP/IP, IBM PC-LAN, NSS, Novell. WWW, BITNET, VNET, FidoNet.

Major Applications: Too many too mention.


Tulane University              Bachelor of Science Degree         New Orleans, LA
Harvard University             Advanced Placement Program         Cambridge, MA
St.Andrews School              College Preparatory Degree         Boca Raton, FL
University of Bielefeld        Online Biocomputing course         Germany
Sun Microsystems               Advanced Java                      Dearborn, MI
XVT Software Inc.              XVT for C Developers               New York, NY
VeriSign Inc.                  Certified Administrator            Chicago, IL


Childers, Les Infrastructures à Clés Publiques et le Single Sign On", IntraCom 2001, Montréal, Québec, September 2001.

Childers, "PKI: Real World vs Holy Grail", Keynote address at Intranets 2001, April 2001.

Childers, Bangert,, "E-Commerce Security: an Introduction", WebNet 2000, San Antonio, TX, November 2000.

Childers, "Comment Créer une Communauté Virtuelle... et la collaboration nécéssaire à l'équipe qui travaille à l'élaboration de l'intranet", Keynote address at IntraCom 2000, Montréal, Québec, November 2000.

Childers, "A Post-Y2K Roadmap: Planning Your Applications for Security, Scalability, and Portability", Keynote address at Intranets 2000, San Jose, CA, February 2000.

Childers, "Rolling Out Major Sites", Proceedings of Intranets 2000.

Childers & Mahr, "Intranet Collaboration", Proceedings of Intranets 2000.

Childers & Rizzo, "Streaming Media for Web Based Training", Proceedings of WebNet '99, Honolulu, HI, October 1999.

Childers, O'Connor, & Bangert, "Tracking Web usage with Network Flight Recorder", Proceedings of WebNet '98, Orlando, FL, November 1998. Reprinted for NFR Technical Workshop, Santa Clara, CA.

Minsky, Childers,, "Hal 9000, where are you now?", panel discussion at ConFusion, Detroit, MI, January 1998.

Childers, Bangert,, "Open Standard Content Cookies: Utility vs. Privacy" Proceedings of WebNet '97, Toronto, ONT, November 1997.

Balen, Childers,, "Electronic Privacy", panel discussion at Intersection, Glasgow, UK, September 1995.

Childers, "FMEAplus® improves product quality", Technically Speaking, Sept 1993.

Childers, Paradise,, "Multimedia potential and 1990's reality", Proceedings of SALT '92, Washington, DC, September 1992.

Childers, "FMEAplus®" Quality Progress, March 1990.

Liston, Childers,, "Computer applications for administrators: Staff development for a smooth transition into the twenty-first century." Proceedings of National Council of States on Inservice Education, Dallas, TX, November 1983.


1999-pres Board of Directors, Friends of the Library, Dearborn
1995-pres Chairman, Ford Web Administrators Group
1992-1999 Regional Councilor, Software Division, American Society for Quality
1997-1998 Board of Directors, Ann Arbor Science Fiction Association
1990-1991 Co-chairman, Ford X Windows/Motif Programmers Group

National Merit Scholar, Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholar (IBM).

Eagle Scout w/ Palm, Philmont '79, O.A., Community Service Commendation from Mayor Morial of New Orleans.

1993 Ford E&SE Achievement Award; Letter of Commendation from S.M. Frey, V.P. Corporate Quality, Ford Motor Company; Ford Engineering Computer Center Recycling Committee; Ford System Administrator's Forum, Michigan Mail Park, SEMiSLUG, Internet gateway administrator for Fido Net 128; community theatre; chancel choir; barbershop quartet, SCUBA certification.

Fluent French, read/write German.


Paul Rathbun, Auth/Encryption Svcs Mgr, Ford Motor Company
Don Mikulec, App.Deplymnt.Plng Mgr, Ford
Keith Termaat, Executive Engineer, Engrg Mats & Stds, Ford
George Baumgartner, Manager, EMS, Ford
Ken Sroka, Manager, EMS, Ford
G.H.(Jerry) Miller, Principal Development Engineer, EMS, Ford
Mike Casey, Supervisor, Ford P&MS/EIS Quality Unit
Beth Townsend, Systems Analyst, Ford

Cynthia Rezentes-Steflik, Manager, IBM Final Test Manufacturing Engineering
Ron Korsch, Staff Engineer, IBM 


Michael J. O'Connor, Member of Technical Staff, Silicon Graphics
Michael R. Wayne, President/CEO,
Jeffery (JT) Vogt, President/CEO, EarthReach Communications
Steve Simmons, Manager, Big Dial Operations, ANS/UUNET
Linda Bangert, Manager, Advanced Technologies, Bell & Howell
Dawn Endico, Toolsmith and Webmaster,