Vicki began managing the office at Network Imaging Systems 13 years ago. Her title remains the same, but she is now responsible for managing all office operations. She keeps all our books for us, keeps us out of trouble, and credits "The School of Hard Knocks" for her current level of knowledge. Vicki has a gift for organization and a keen eye for detail. Her favorite quote is no surprise to anyone who has ever worked with her: "The devil is in the details." What do I like best about my job? "Being an integral part in the family business." Her team members would identify that integral part as the glue. When she isn't working, Vicki dotes on her grandchildren, enjoys gardening and planning family functions.
Bruce started Network Imaging Systems, Inc. in 2002 in Charlotte, NC; a long way from his first job as a Biomedical Electronic Technician for cardiac monitoring systems at St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita, KS. Bruce was offered a position with GE, and after completing the GE CT training class, began servicing systems in western KS. After accepting a position as a Field Service Engineer with a start-up in California, Bruce moved into management where he was ultimately promoted to the Zone Operations Manager in Dallas, TX. In 1999 Bruce moved to Charlotte, NC where he was responsible for training and equipping CT Service Technicians across the US. When the company was sold in 2002, Bruce left to start Network Imaging Systems. His favorite quote is from Mark Twain: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." What do I like best about my job? "The technology is what impresses me the most; I truly learn something new every day." In his leisure time, Bruce enjoys home based projects, his children, grandchildren, and his '55 Buick.
Brent earned his Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Texas Tech University and his Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Following his graduate work, Brent's career began as a consultant to the nuclear power industry. The desire for an entrepreneurial career path led to his current partnership with Bruce. As a business owner, he believes in "making your own luck," and further believes that this "is best accomplished through self-examination and hard work". What does he like best about his job? Working with our dedicated people and seeing the fruits of our labor help our customers every day". When not at work, Brent enjoys watching, playing and involving his children in soccer, football, baseball and softball. Most of all, Brent enjoys spending leisure time with his wife and children.
Originally from Europe, Joseph is a Mechanical Engineer with multiple Masters degrees in European Law & European Policy and Strategic Leadership and Management. Ironically, his favorite quote is from Socrates: "The more I learn, the more I learn how little I know."
Joseph spent over 20 years in the Motorsport industry with Rally Car, IndyCar and NASCAR where he was involved in numerous projects in race-vehicle development and computers and automotive electronics. Despite his passion for race cars and attention-to-detail aspects of the adrenalin-driven racing industry, complexity of machines that help humanity were always his primary interest. What does Joseph like best about his job? "The daily challenges, life-long learning opportunity, tasks that keep you on your toes, autonomy, responsibility, ownership and further exercise of attention to detail when maintaining these complicated CT and MRI machines". Outside of work, Joseph's activities include: hiking, cycling & training sessions at the local Gym.
Jeff's fascination with electronics began as an early teenager, when he visited his uncle's radio repair shop. He soon began subscribing to "any electronics magazine he could find." When he figured out how much he enjoyed fixing things, his career path was decided. Jeff earned an Associate's Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Virginia Western Community College. He went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His experience includes more than 30 years troubleshooting electronic circuits. In addition, he has held the positions of Remanufacturing Manager and Operations Manager in addition to being a Business Owner. What do I like best about my job? I am always learning something new in the area of CT and MRI." His favorite quote is from Albert Einstein: "A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." When Jeff is not at work, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three sons and riding his Harley Davidson on North Carolina's back country roads.
Joe is a veteran of the US Army where he served active duty with the 101st Airborne Division 187th Iron Rakkasans from 2002 - 2008.
Joe offers diverse and strategic solutions for our material handling and storage within the organization. He is currently studying for a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt in Warehousing and has plans to put what is learned to practice at NIS.
During his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, playing chess and relishing every moment of his time spent in the outdoors.
His favorite quote is "Whatever you are, be a good one." - Abraham Lincoln
Khalid's inspiration for career change from restaurant management to medical equipment technician occurred while watching a television program on biomedical engineering. Khalid continued working as a Restaurant Manager, earning his degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology. Completing 320 hours working in equipment repair, at a biomedical engineering company, was a requirement for his degree. Bruce and Brent were impressed by Khalid's work ethic and understanding of electronics and offered him an internship. Great interns make great employees, so Khalid was hired upon completion of his degree. What do I like best about my job at Network Imaging Systems? The ability to see the application of quantum physics in MRI that I studied 20 years ago in college, while pursuing a degree in Physics, Chemistry and Business. Favorite Quote: "Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." Khalid spends his leisure time with his wife, 5-year-old daughter and 4-year-old son. They enjoy playing soccer and visiting parks throughout North Carolina.
Candy chose this career path as she wanted to help others, while also using her mechanical attributes. After working in a warehouse full time, Candy wanted to continue her education. She attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC and earned an associate degree in Biomedical Equipment Technology and a certificate in Electrical Engineering Technology.
In her spare time, Candy enjoys spending time with her family and doing minor repairs around the house. She also enjoys sports, the outdoors, and seeing new places.
What do I like best about my job? The adaptability to learn something new every day. One of her favorite quotes is "If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you." -Zig Ziglar
Cabrini has worked in Human Resources and Accounting for the past 20 years. She is a California native and mother of two. She relocated to Charlotte in 2021. She earned a dual Associates Degree in Sociology and Psychology in 2022 from Citrus College in Glendora, CA and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Sociology. She also has plans to volunteer with the Mecklenburg County's Guardian Ad Litem program to help disadvantage children in the foster care system.
Cabrini has had the opportunity to work with the Army National Guard's Wounded Warrior Program for five years in the State of Arkansas. She says it was the most rewarding position she has ever held. Working with the military and her passion for helping people is why she decided to pursue a degree in Sociology.
What do I like about working at NIS? I've never worked in this industry so there is so much to learn. There is a lot of variety in my position and no two days are the same. My co-workers are great people and easy to be around. There is a lot of laughter in the office. It's a very positive atmosphere.
In her spare time, she loves to read, go horseback riding, jet skiing, crafting, and traveling to see family and friends. But most importantly, she loves to spend time with her husband, children, and fur baby. My favorite quote is "People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Maya Angelou
Allen earned his Associate's Degree in Avionics Maintenance Technology at Trident Technical College in South Carolina. After graduating he realized that while he loved working with electronics, he had no desire to work in the airline industry. He spent some time rigging boats for a local manufacturer in South Carolina and installing Emergency Responder Radio Coverage Systems in buildings all over the state of Georgia, including the Atlanta Braves' Stadium at Truist Park.
After relocating to North Carolina, he joined the NIS team to continue building on his experience with electronics. Having worked in many different fields, he says he finds this field to be the most engaging and rewarding. Growing up, his mother worked her entire career around CT Scanners, so he understood from an early age just how important these machines are to the people who need the answers that the imaging machines provide.
His motto is "Anything worth doing is worth taking the time to do it well." In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking, fishing, creating art, and travelling with his wife and their dogs.
Sam's fascination with electronics began in grade school where he got his hands on an electronics magazine from a teacher. Later his uncle, who was an engineer, saw the interest and aptitude in him so he further fostered his talents for engineering. He graduated from Jamestown Community College with his associate degree in electronics engineering as well as taking other Physics and Chemistry courses over the years.
After college his career began in the ultrasonics field where he traveled worldwide maintaining and participating in the R&D side. He was later a Federal Contractor fulfilling maintenance agreements to work on security detection equipment owned by the government. Sam then went into the plastics industry where he was able to work on all aspects of customer service by managing the parts sales and service operations.
Sam takes the big picture view when working: if I know how something works, I can troubleshoot and fix most anything. This work concept has served him well and created his diverse knowledge and background that customers and employers are seeking.
Best thing about this job: learning new things with sophisticated, state of the art technology that ultimately helps people and their pets.
A favorite quote of his by Henry Ford, another engineer, "whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right." On weekends Sam enjoys spending time with family, working on projects in the workshop with his son and reading engineering articles of interest.
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