Notes for Hugh Francis McColl, M.S.: 1938-1942 Lived in Grand Rapids, MI, moved to Saginaw, MI, then moved back to Grand Rapids, MI
1942 Moved to Troy, New York starting 1942, on the eastern side of the Hudson River, near the mouth of the Mohawk River and Erie Canal as they join the Hudson. This scenic area of New York was described in the book and movie "The Last of the Mohicans."
1951-1955 Attended a military all-male high school - LaSalle Institute in Troy.
1961 Graduated from St. Michael's College, Colchester Vermont. This is a rural setting near Burlington on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. Looking west see the Adirondack Mountains of New York. Looking east would be dominated by Mount Mansfield of Vermont. Departed New York and Vermont in 1961 entering the United States Air Force. Since St. Michael's College lived in Arkansas, North Dakota, and California, moving to Minnesota in 1974.
Education: St. Michael's College, Colchester, Vermont Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration 1961 Graduate School, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota Master of Science-Industrial Management 1967
Hobbies: Family activities, reading aviation related novels, watching History Channel, Discovery Channel and CNN International.
Volunteer activities: CCD instructor 7th grade, Little Rock AFB, Canyon Country, CA and Burnsville, MN CCD Program director, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Valencia, CA Boy Scouts of America, troop treasurer Burnsville Athletic Commission, soccer coach Adult Education committee, member Mary Mother of the Church, Burnsville, MN Worldwide Marriage Encounter - Open & Apostolic team member Retrovaille board member Parish council member - Mary Mother of the Church, Burnsville, MN Dakota County DARTS, Cyber buddy for seniors Flying: First solo -Oct 19, 1960 - did, alone and unassisted take off and return to the Burlington airport, Vt. Solo - June 2, 1979 from this day forward shall be known as"GRAND OLD EAGLE OF THE AIR" Flying Cloud airport, Minneapolis, MN. FAA licensed pilot, single engine, land.
Worked in the military and a variety of industries including aerospace, food processing, electronics and computer peripherals, and DOD environments. Also was adjunct lecturer at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota on various topics of 'Advanced Accounting, Controllership and Managerial Accounting.'
Military experience: 1961 to 1963 - PROPERTY ACCOUNTING/WAREHOUSE OFFICER Little Rock Air Force Base Jacksonville, Arkansas Directed and motivated the activities of 18 military and civil service personnel engaged in an IBM 305 computer operation processing 127,000 accounting activities per month. Instrumented changes that improved "supply issue" document handling methods. This analysis at both Minot and Little Rock AFB's was used to expedite 30 minute delivery of parts to aircraft flight line. The new procedure reduced document travel distance by 1/2 and processing time by 1/3. The result was an average delivery time from flight line order entry to delivery to the aircraft on the flight line was 22 minutes. Responsible for data accuracy and security for a $10 million inventory of aircraft parts and base supplies.
1963 to 1967 - COMBAT CREW COMMANDER 455th Strategic Missile Wing United States Air Force Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota Complete responsibilities for the safe operation of ten Minuteman missiles and their related supporting systems. In a previous position as Deputy Commander of the missile crew, participated in the evaluation of 78 other crews, performing duties related to maintaining missiles "on alert." Developed and reviewed recommendations/changes to technical data, security procedures, and overall management.
1967 to 1969 - STAFF OFFICER/SYSTEMS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT Space and Missile Systems Organization U.S. Air Force Los Angeles, California Responsibilities encompassed the coordination of various phases of construction programs for remote satellite tracking stations including management surveys of related cost elements. Initiated a study of tracking station support methods and developed an improved program which reduced annual costs by over $200,000. Additional benefits included an increase in cooperation between the Air Force Eastern Test Range and the Space and Missile Systems organization.
Captain, Regular commission, awarded AIR FORCE COMMENDATION MEDAL by Brig. General J.L. Martin, Jr. Deputy Commander for the Air Force Satellite Control at the Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA.
CITATION TO ACCOMPANY THE AWARD OF THE AIR FORCE COMMENDATION MEDAL TO HUGH F. MCCOLL
Captain Hugh F. McColl distinguished himself by meritorious service as a Missile Combat Crew member, 455th Strategic Missile Wing, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, from 4 November 1963 to 25 August 1967. He was instrumental in improving security procedures and technical data utilized by Minuteman missile combat crews. In every facet of his performance, Captain McColl exhibited the highest degree of dedication and professionalism. The distinctive accomplishments of Captain McColl reflect credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
Hugh has helped his clients obtain some of the following results: Worked with a team to reduce the cost of quality, adding 6% to bottom line profitability. Worked with a customer who improved their days of inventory from 90 days to 50 days. Implemented accounting cutover financial modules to a new system in as few as 14 working days. Assisted several sites close their financial books in a matter of hours. Improved financial reporting to include product line profitability and profitability by plant location. Assisted one company in reducing their receivables from 63 days to 29 days. Assisted a company in Mexico prepare for year end, reconciling payables and receivables for a complete fiscal year in less than 5 days. Assisted a client company eliminate causes of unaccountable inventory, $1,000,000/year.
Lockheed Martin (California Company) 1969-1970 Burbank, Ca Revised Material Control Reporting package for cost accounting department. Documented software logic from earlier programs that defined Contract Material Requirements. Wrote PL/1 software program using EOQ for integrated production and material requirements.
Ralphs Grocery Company 1970-1974 Los Angeles, Ca As Manager of Manufacturing Accounting, managed eleven member accounting staff. Enhanced Purchasing Reports, material use control and profit improvements at the five food processing plants. Reduced plant accounting staffs during sales growth. Developed intra-company billing system. Tracked $10 million plant construction project.
Lockheed Martin (formerly Sperry Univac), Defense Systems Division St. Paul, and Eagan MN As Assistant Controller, headed five member task force regarding CASB law on use of standard cost. Directed four member staff for indirect cost budgeting and Defense Contracting Forward Pricing Proposals. Documented division cost accounting system.
Nortronics Company Minneapolis, MN As Director of Finance, organized eight member IBM SYS-38 software development team to complete a cost accounting features and JIT (order-less) controls to IBM MAPICS. Worked with nine member financial staff to consolidate reporting. Improved methods resulting in better cash flow and profit, funded company sales growth through inventory and receivable turnover. Improved days of inventory turnover, and reduced their accounts receivable turnover days by half. Also improved bank loan agreements. Chaired QUALITY TEAM. Worked with this team to reduce the scrap component of the cost of quality, adding six percent to the company's profitability. Three domestic plants, two plants in Mexico. Directed Human Resource staff.
Fabri-Tek Incorporated Minneapolis, MN As Corporate Controller, was responsible for improved cash flow forecasts, SEC reporting, consolidating financial reports from two foreign plants(Scotland and Hong Kong) and three domestic plants. Reported results to four banks regarding lines of credit. Managed MIS operations and task force to replace IBM 360-40.
SoftBrands Manufacturing (US), Inc. [formerly FOURTH SHIFT Corporation] 1988-2003 Minneapolis, MN As Professional Services Consultant and Manager has delivered Implementation Workshops, Executive MRP Workshops, Business Systems Reviews and provided on-site professional consulting services to FS clients worldwide. International clients have been consulted in the following countries; Canada, Mexico, Chile, Ireland, Scotland, England, Italy, Hungary, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil and Puerto Rico. For 1994, 1995 and 1996 was selected a member of 110% Club. In 1995 was the Fourth Shift Field Consultant of the Year. He managed the creation of a professional consulting product which is "Professional Business Policies and Procedures", which assists implementation teams and senior managers to achieve consistent results. Instructed both users and international support staffs in Focused Manufacturing and Financial classes. Also he has provided sales support with teaming with sales managers in closing discussions with prospective customers. Completed "Solution Selling" and "Winning Demos" training.
For a twelve month term worked with a FS client, The Peanut Factory(Rome GA), as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer developed more extensive use of MRP (for edible nut processing and packaging) and financial reporting. Was instrumental in tightening material use reporting and other improvements that improved year to year profit by 1%. Was involved in bank negotiations to successfully replace $2.5 million line of credit.
Top SAC Generals Due For Base Ceremony (March 1967)
Top brass of the Strategic Air Command - in fact, the highest officer of SAC - are expected to be on hand Thursday at Minot Air Force Base for a graduation ceremony. Twenty-five officers of the 455th Strategic Missile Wing at the base are to form the graduating class - the first such group to finish the Air Force Institute of Technology's Detachment 7 program at the base. Each of the graduates is to receive a Master of Science degree in industrial management from the University of North Dakota. Heading the expected visitors will be Gen. Joseph J. Nazzaro, commander in chief of SAC, stationed at headquarters at Offutt AFB in Omaha. Also expected are Maj. Gen. Victor R. Haugen, commandant of the Air Force Institute of Technology at Dayton, Ohio and Maj. Gen. H.J. Sands Jr., commandant of the Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Ala. Base officials said a number of other generals also were invited, but it was not definite how many might be able to attend. Hosting the generals on behalf of the base will be Brig. Gen. H.L. Hogan III, commander of the 810th Strategic Aerospace Division at Minot. Among other dignitaries due is President George W. Starcher of the University of North of Dakota, who is to speak at the graduation. The graduates are a portion of 121 Minot Minuteman launch control officers are enrolled in the school. The remaining 96 officers will be awarded degrees at ceremonies May 28 and Aug. 27. The Minuteman school at the base began in June of 1964 under a contract between the University of North Dakota Graduate School and the Air Force Institute of Technology, located at Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. Events in connection with the graduation, to be held Thursday in the Community Center, start tonight with a dean's reception in the Officer's Club sponsored by UND and SAC. Scheduled tomorrow are open houses at the Minuteman school for guests, the commencement ceremony with band music by the 695th Air Force Band, a luncheon at the Officers' Club hosted by AFIT and a tour of launch control facilities for those interested. Forming the first class are: Lt Cols. Calvin C. Espy, Carl J. Hubbard Jr., Charles L. Cusenbary and Richard J. McGee. Majors Robert L. Harrison, Clair H. Black, Herbert Runner, James R. Feen. Captains Arthur W. Bikker, Norman D. Blakely, James A. Greenlaw, Hugh F. McColl, John J. Murray, Don J. Page, Richard A. Shropshire, Walter A. Kajawa, Tom C. Olofson, William H. Thorpe, Rex K. Snider, Thomas J. Cardoz, Robert H. Kjar and John A. Muth. First Lts. David A. Wilkerson, William A. Harris, Robert L. Canestrari.
More About Hugh Francis McColl, M.S.: Degree 1: June 06, 1961, Baccalaureate, St. Michael's College, in Business, Burlington, Vermont. Degree 2: March 03, 1967, Masters degree, Univ. of North Dakota, in Industrial Management, Minot, North Dakota. High school graduation: June 1955, LaSalle Institute, Troy, New York. Honeymoon: July 1964, Canadian Rockies. Military award, honor: November 04, 1963, United States Air Force Commendation Medal, Los Angeles AFS, CA. Military resignation: March 03, 1969, Los Angeles AFS, CA. Military service: September 25, 1961, Arkansas 1961, North Dakota 1963, California 1967. Undergraduate graduation: March 04, 1967, Minot, North Dakota.846 University graduation: June 06, 1961, Burlington, Vermont.846
Karen & Hugh July 4, 1964
More About Hugh Francis McColl, M.S. and Karen Lee Snider, R.N.: Marriage: July 04, 1964, Minot Air Base Chapel #2, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
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