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Douglas K. Blankenship
5311 Las Flores Via
New Port Richey, Florida 34655
(813) 781-4048

Excellent technical, planning and leadership skills, which inspire and motivate technologists and business-people to work together in a team environment. The ability to aggressively learn and apply new technologies in a high-growth area, ensure control, reliability, performance, and security, provide problem diagnosis and resolution on a daily basis to better support the enterprise. 

An understanding of technical designs coupled with operations and project management experience has provided me with the ability to effectively reduce information technology costs while delivering substantial benefits to the entire organization. 

 Microsoft Exchange Server 2000/2003/2007/2010




CP Ships, Tampa, FL
Senior Messaging Specialist/Engineer          August 2004-Present
CP Ships is one of the world’s leading container shipping companies. CP Ships provides international container transportation in four key regional markets: TransAtlantic, Australasia, Latin America and Asia with 38 services in 21 trade lanes.

Pasco Beverages Company, Dade City, FL
Network and Application Systems Engineer      August 2001-July 2004
Pasco Beverage Company was the leading private label juice and juice beverage supplier in North America with operations in Dade City, Chicago, and Fontana, California.

Vitality Beverages, Inc., Tampa, FL
(Formerly Lykes Pasco, Inc.)          June 1999-August 2001
Network and Application Systems Engineer
Vitality Foodservice, Inc, is a leading provider of beverages to the foodservice industry worldwideVitality has distribution and sales in over 30 world markets, including the US, Canada, Europe, Central and South America, Asia, the Caribbean, and the Middle East



Lykes Pasco, Inc.  Dade City, FL          December 1997 – June 1999
Systems Engineer



  • Responsibilities included network and systems administration for the Dade City campus as well as for sites throughout the southeast region and a manufacturing facility in Ontario California.
  • Planned, designed, and implemented local area network and security model for the Pasco organization.
  • Deployed Kix32 scripting utility to facilitate strategic changes in business security policies.
  • Managed MS Exchange mail server to include the migration of legacy mail users from a shared mail system to Exchange mail, configuration of the Exchange mail clients, and Internet SMTP mail traffic.
  • Successfully converted static IP addressing schemas to utilize Microsoft’s DHCP, WINS, and DNS services.
  • Re-configured RAS service for all dial-up users throughout the organization and provided preliminary assessment of IBM & AT&T dial-up solutions.
  • Implemented and deployed MS Terminal Server and MS Terminal Server clients in beta areas in the manufacturing facility to baseline MSTS speed, access time, and network utilization using legacy equipment (486/66 w/32MB RAM).
  • Upgraded existing enterprise faxing solution (FaxSr 2.7.4 to 3.0.2) and plug-ins to MS Exchange server.
  • Provided and maintained equipment specifications and company standards policy.
    Successfully distributed an enterprise wide anti-virus application package (Norton Anti-Virus).

Micah Systems, Inc. – Information Engineers, Oak Ridge, TN          1997 – 1997
Network Analyst – Contract Position with MK-Ferguson (DOE)


Tennessee Center for Research & Development, Knoxville, TN          1991 – 1997
Procurement Specialist, Project Manager, Assistant Network Administrator,
Hardware Technician

  • Provided network maintenance and equipment specifications for three remote sites and the corporate facility.
  • Furnished telecommunications programming and support on Onyx VS system and Onyx VS voice mail system, also, acquired some limited Meridian programming support (no installation, but in-house support and configuration).
  • Provided hardware and software installation, troubleshooting, and diagnostics for all departments in the company.
  • Created presentations and graphics for proposals and network layouts and participated in defining/creating TCRD’s functional specifications for its business areas.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONSCurrently working on MCSE/MCSA Certifications on 2003
Elective, Implementing and Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) Windows NT 4.0
Classes include Microsoft’s four core with TCP/IP & Exchange Server 5.5 as electives.

Microsoft Certified Professional – (MCP)
SQL Sever 7.0 Administration

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN          1985 – 1990     
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BS)
Minoring in Computer Science

Classes included a wide range of fields extending from manufacturing, design, electronic principles, board and computer aided graphic design (CAD), and computer programming languages.






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