CHARLES J. V. FRIES, III
Affilate Faculty, Business

 

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Regis University
School for Professional Studies
3333 Regis Boulevard, ALC-305
Denver, CO 80221-1099
Phone: (303) 458-4998
Fax:     (303) 964-5539

HOME ADDRESS:
9092 W. Belmont Ave.
Littleton, CO 80123
Phone: (720)365-4363
email: cfries@regis.edu

EDUCATION:

M.A. University of Denver, 1983 (GSIS)
The Army War College, 1977
M.S.B.A. University of Northern Colorado, 1977 (Management)
B.A. The Pennsylvania State University, (Business Administration)

BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

  • Asset Manager, Resolution Trust Company, Denver, CO, 1991-1992
  • Consultant to Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, 1988-1991
  • Account Manager for State Government, Unisys, Denver, CO 1977-1980
  • Colonel, U.S. Army, Certified Army Logistician (reassigned from Infantry for battle wounds) Denver, CO, 1973-1977
  • Vice President of  Marketing, a founder and Director, (AUXCO) Auxton Computer Enterprises, Inc., New York, NY, 1969-1973
  • Product Manager for Large Computer Systems, Burroughs (Unisys), Detroit, MI, 1962-1968
  • Branch Manager, RCA Computer Division (Unisys) Detroit, MI, 1960-1962
  • Sales Representative, IBM Data Processing Division, Philadelphia, PA, 1956-1960
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
    Regis University, Facilitator for Graduate and Undergraduate CIS and Business. 1993-present. Classes include:
    • BA 230/CS 200 Introduction to Computing
    • BA 325 Marketing Principals
    • BA 450 E-Marketing
    • BA 493A Business Research
    • BA 493B Business Capstone (Design Distance Learning Course)
    • BA 477/CS 477 Workflow/Groupware
    • BA 479/CS 480 Managing Technology for Business Strategies

    • U.S. Army Command & General Staff College (CG&SC), Instructor in Distant Learning for echelons above division and logistics 1969-1973
    • CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

      • Recovered over a million dollars of missing assets through a database match of Colorado Springs tax record against FDIC property records  as a GS-14 for the RTC, Denver, CO, 1991-1992
      • Member of PAWS System Integration Team for ASAS, at JPL to support Beta Test during Desert Storm, 1988-1991
      • Identified System Support Package Components for the ASAS objective system at JPL to support Army wide deployment, 1988
      • Produced an Evaluation of Alternatives study of ASAS computer system for JPL, Pasadena, CA 1988
      • Denver Rail Line Relocation Study, for development at Union Station, Burlington Northern Railroad, Denver, CO,1987
      • Valuation of excess commercial properties (a non-profit appraisal for tax purposes), U.S. West, Denver, CO, 1987
      • Project Management of hi-rise office complex (smart building) Englewood, CO, 1985-1986
      • Brokered shopping centers, apartments and office properties (as Rookie-of-the-Year at Marcus & Millichap, Denver, CO, 1980-1984
      • Computer upgrade study for City and County of Denver Finance, 1980
      • Logistics Deployment Plan for REFORGER, U.S. Army, 1979
      • Installation of  mainframe database system for CBI, State of Colorado, 1978
      • Computer upgrade study for a mainframe installed at Pueblo, Colorado
      • Department of Intuitions, 1978
      • Project Management Study for Army Computer Systems Command, 1978
      • Brokered Joint Venture of Solitude Ski Area and secured over 1 million in financing for redevelopment, Salt Lake City, UT, 1977
      • White Paper (back channel) on a commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) computer buy for Army Computer Systems Command, 1977
      • Developed Business Plan to secure a credit line for Pacific Precision Products, an aviation oxygen integrator of business aircraft, Orange County, CA, 978
      • Director of privately held Pacific Precision Products, Irvine, CA, 1977-1979
      • Chief Evaluator of North Dakota Army National Guard, 1977
      • Coordinated Army logistics, construction engineering and graves registration for Big Thompson flood, 1976
      • Development consultant for televised learning at U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 1975
      • Program Manager for Army 10th Mountain Division into the Army, accepted in 1976 Military Construction, Army Reserve (MCAR) and MMCAR (Minor) funds in 10 western states, 1974-1977. Projects:
        • Closed Fort Omaha—gifted to Community College
        • Built new  Army Reserve Center, Boys Town, Omaha, NE
        • Built new Army  National Guard aviation facility, Buckley AFB
        • Built new Army Reserve Center, Rocky Mountain Arsenal, CO
        • Built new Army National Guard facility, Salt Lake, UT
        • Built new Army Reserve Center, Fitzsimons, CO
        • Expanded Army Reserve Facility, Denver Federal Center
        • Closed leased Army Reserve facility at Kirkland AFB, NM
        • Built joint Army/Navy/Marine solar Reserve Center, NM
      • Appointed to military facilities boards for approval of new facilities in 10 western states, 1974-1977
      • Chief Controller (as field Army Commander) for Army’s largest computer simulation exercise  for 5,000 troops (LOGEX), Ft. Lee, VA, 1973
      • Launch of AUXCO Project Management System, funded by 12 business partners,1971
      • Supervised  AUXCO facilities management of American Broadcasting Company (ABC) computer operations, New York, NY, 1971
      • Arranged venture capital, Initial Public Offering (IPO) and NASDAQ listing for AUXCO, named one of 50 best small growth companies by Business Week and a top 200 company by Forbes and listed on NASDAQ in 1970 ( acquired by Cincinnati Bell in 1987).
      • Analysis of online cash register market for TRW, Redondo Beach, CA, 1969
      • Developed business plan for Validata, a TRW online airline ticket system installed at LAX, 1970
      • Managed product development of TRW online credit terminal, used by all military BXs and PXs worldwide and major department stores, LA, 1969
      • Developed marketing plan for database management system at Information Systems Leasing (ISL), Philadelphia, PA, 1969
      • Developed telephone industry market plan for GE Computer Department, Phoenix, AZ, 1969
      • Supervised systems integration of Xerox Digital Event Evaluator (computer for missile launch) at NASA, Huntsville, AL and Cape Kennedy, FL, 1967
      • Supervised GE mainframe installations at 3 Bell Labs (Whippany, Holmdel and Murray Hill) and Western Electric (Kearny).
      • Invited speaker at Bell System Executive Conference Center, Cooperstown, NY, 1967-1968
      • Invited speaker to 600 consultants  from Big 8 firms at Burroughs Disk Storage launch, Plaza Hotel, NY, 1965
      • Conducted mainframe training seminars for Burroughs at Army Electronics Command, Air Force Academy and Stanford Research Institute (SRI), 1965
      • Organized and managed the national mainframe sales and systems support team at Burroughs, Detroit, MI, 1965
      • Addressed Burroughs Annual Meeting on mainframe marketing, 1965
      • Developed mainframe marketing plan at Burroughs, 1965
      • Managed mainframe product development at Burroughs, 1964
      • Installed mainframe at Educational Testing Service (ETS) for automated test scoring of the College Board, Princeton, NJ, 1962
      • Invited speaker on SKF production control system at AMA, New York, 1961
      • Conducted COBOL Beta test at SKF Industries, Philadelphia, PA, 1961
      • Installed mainframe at SKF Industries, Philadelphia, PA 1961
      • Invited speaker at RCA Executive Seminars, 1961-1962
      • Named top IBM new account salesman, Eastern Region, Philadelphia, 1959

      PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
      • Rocky Mountain Information Management Association (RMIMA), 1978-2006 -Chair for 1977 Annual Seminar. Speakers included Fr. Michael J. Sheeran, S.J., Regis President and Meg Wheatly, author of Leadership and the New Science and A Simpler Way -Co-chair for 1999, 2000 and 2001.
      • National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), Rocky Mountain Chapter, 1997-2000.
      • Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE), Los Angeles Chapter, 1988-1991, -Conference Chair.
      • Army Member, Denver Federal Executive Board, Maj. Gen. Dudley Faver, USAF, Chairman,  (later Dean of DU’s Business School) 1975-1978.
      • Member, Society for Information Management  (SIM), Detroit Chapter, 1962
      • Session  chairman at American Management Association (AMA) presentation of SKF mainframe MRP installation. 1961.
      • Member, Union League Club of Philadelphia and New York, 1961-1966\ American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), Philadelphia, 1960.
      • Member, DPMA (AITP), Philadelphia Chapter, 1957-1960.
      • Member, Penn Town Club, Toastmasters International, 1957-1959.
      • President, Penn Town Investors, Philadelphia, 1958-1960.
      • President, Better Times Investors, Bloomfield Village, MI 1961-1965.

      PUBLICATIONS:
      • Life Cycle and Supportability of COTS Equipment for Military Projects”, SOCAL ’91 Proceedings, March, 1991.
      • Improving USAR Logistics Support,Army Logistician, January-February, 1978
      • “The Auxco Method,” Auxton Computer Enterprises, Inc., 1972
      • “A West Point for NCOs”, Combat Forces Journal, 1956

      AWARDS AND HONORS:
      • AUXCO named one of the best small growth companies by Business Week.
      • AUXCO listed among the top 200 companies by FORBES.
      • Top sales manager, Philadelphia Branch, RCA
      • Top New Account Salesman, Eastern Region, IBM
      • Distinguished Military Graduate, Regular Army Commission, Army ROTC
      • The Ralph H. Wherry Insurance Scholarship, Penn State
      • Secretary, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Penn State Chapter
      • Excellence in Teaching Award, Regis University, 2000-2001
      • Special Contribution Award, Regis University, 2003

      DIRECTORSHIPS:
      • Auxton Computer Enterprises Inc. (AUXCO) NY, 1969-1973(A NASDAQ public company)
      • Pacific Precision Products, Orange County, CA, 1970-1975 (A private aviation oxygen manufacturer)
      • Rocky Mountain Information Management Society Denver, CO RMIMA is a non-profit IT professional education organization that holds an annual conference in the Gottesfeld room  at the Richie Center, Denver University.
      • The Center for Internet Research, Breckenridge, CO 2006-Present (A non-profit IT professional educational organization)