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.
Joel's interest in healthcare began in high school while working as a Pharmacy Technician. "While classmates experimented with drugs, I dispensed them from behind a pharmacy counter." Since graduation from State University of NY at Albany, he has enjoyed a career in medical sales spanning both products and services including: Specialty Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines, Orphan Drugs, Telemedicine, Clinical Trials, Biotechnology and Consulting Services. Science, data driven and evidence based is the common thread linking these products and services. What do I like best about my job? The daily opportunity to provide CT and MRI solutions that deliver the highest quality at the best value to our medical imaging customers. Favorite quote: "Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it!" His leisure time is focused on home projects, gardening, cooking and walks with his wife and Gracie, the family 14 year old Bearded Collie.
At age 4, Don began playing the violin which led to a career as a professional musician. Don was educated in Europe where he earned his Masters' Degree. Upon graduation, he wanted to travel and see the world. On Friday, October 13, 1995 Don landed in JFK International Airport and decided to leave Europe and make a life in the states. He spent 12 years in academia and earned a Bachelors' Degree in Business Administration from Brooklyn College while working as a professional violinist in an orchestra. Don always had an interest in mechanical and electronic technology with his hobbies centered around computers and electronics. The turning point occurred while driving on I-77 listening to a radio advertisement on Charlotte Public Radio for Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC). I drove to the admissions office, enrolled in Electrical Engineering, graduated 2 years later at the top of my class with a 4.0 and made a donation to Charlotte Public radio in appreciation of the Ad that started it all. What do you like best about your job? We make tangible things and I see tangible results. As a Professional Musician, I would prepare for a concert for 6 months and when the concert is over all that remained was the memory of the performance and the process starts all over again. Don's favorite quote is from the bible: "This too shall pass." At leisure, Don enjoys spending time with his wife (also a professional musician) and their 10 year-old son.
Andy chose a career in Electronics Engineering because "It was the way of the future and I wanted to be part of it." After attending electronics engineering school in San Francisco, CA, Andy began his career installing satellite earth stations nationally and internationally. For years, his travel took him all over the world to include all 7 continents, including Antarctica. After getting married and starting a family, it was time to travel less and spend more time with family. Andy took a position with NBC News as a Broadcast Engineer and earned a Bachelors' Degree. He later became a high school teacher which marked his only time not traveling since age 23! What do I like best about my job? "Each day is unpredictable and offers new challenges." Andy's personal philosophy is centered around treating everyone with respect. His favorite quote is "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you-Luke 6:31" Outside of work, Andy enjoys Golf, Fishing, Family and friends. With three grown children he still enjoys travel for work and for pleasure.
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.