Resume’ of Ray Holt

Raymond M Holt

Professional Profile

Extensive experience in desktop and engineering computer design, development, software, hardware, distribution, manufacturing, retail, educational training, and client applications.  Provided over 300 design, management, Internet, and application solutions involving systems, networking, and application software (accounting, retail, and wholesale). Developed and taught numerous courses for clients involving computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), programming, hardware usage, operating systems, computer distribution, networking, Internet web page design, maintenance and programming.  Experience with assessing and implementing customer needs. Managed 40+ employees and $2M+ budget.  Master’s degree in Computer Science and Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering with additional coursework in mathematics, business administration and distance education. Seminar and classroom guest lecturer at several colleges and universities. Ray’s extensive and varied background in many business and computer disciplines allows him to be flexible and adapt to new and challenging environments and solutions involving the application of computer and engineering technology.


M.S. Computer Science
Santa Clara University, Santa Clara CA

B.S. Electronic Engineering
Cal Poly University-Pomona, Pomona CA

Professional Recognition

Professional Experience

Mount Olive Ministries, Mount Olive, MS
Robotics Program Director & Instructor

Designed and developed a robotics program for 3rd – 12th grade rural students.  An enhanced engineering program based on STEM concepts.  Includes math and engineering concepts, building and programming LEGO NXT and Tetrix robots and ACT tutoring.  In two years students have placed 1st in the Mississippi FIRST Lego League Robotics Championships and in the “Ole Miss” Engineering Design competitions.

Cornerstone Business Services, Blanchard, OK, Santa Clara, CA
Technology and Business Solutions Consultant/Owner

Internet marketing, advertising & promotion. Software and hardware installation and troubleshooting. PC Training, systems integration, networking, service and repair. Web business creator and administrator, network sales and installations, microprocessor consulting. Seminar speaker.

GraphOn Corp, San Jose, California
Director of Information Systems and Customer Services

Setup an accounting and manufacturing computer system network.  Managed customer services and marketing services for sales and product support issues.

Digital Optics Corp, Santa Clara, California
Director of Operations/Engineering

Developed a laser-based 3-D scanner for imaging applications.  Scanner design contributed to an Academy Award for Special Effect for the company owner.

Honeywell / Synertek Corp,  Santa Clara, California
Vice President – Engineering

Microcomputer-based card and systems development and manufacturing.

Microcomputer Associates, Inc., Santa Clara, California
Co-Founder/Executive Vice-President

Designed and developed the JOLT, the first microcomputer kit. The popular VIM and SYM single-board computers used extensively in educational training. Robot application of SYM.  Published the Microcomputer Digest, the industries first 100% microcomputer publication. Developed prototype for Radio Shack’s first microcomputer. Programmed the first microcomputer pinball game. Developed and taught Intel microcomputer-based seminars and workshops for Intel Corp.  Manufactured all designed and developed products.

Compata Inc., Palo Alto, CA
Senior Consultant

Developed and taught Intel 4004,8008,8080,PL/M microprocessor, microcomputer and programming seminars nationwide for two years.

American Microsystems, Inc., Santa Clara, California
Senior Systems Research/Development Engineer

Microprocessor designer for the AMI 7200 and AMI 7300 single-chip microprocessor.

Garrett AiResearch Corp, Torrance, California
Systems Research/Development Engineer

Designed and programmed the microprocessor chip set for the US Navy F14 “Tomcat” Central Air Data Computer. Performed needs assessment of military requirements, logic design, chip design, engineering analysis, prototyping, troubleshooting, microprogramming, self-test analysis, simulation, and programming, final test and packaging.

Seminar & Guest Speaker

Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS, October 2012

University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg MS, Sept 2010

University of Mississippi
Oxford MS, 2010

Jackson State University
Jackson MS, 2010

Oklahoma Comm College
Oklahoma City OK, 2003-2009

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater OK, 2004

Oklahoma University
Norman OK, Feb 2004

Carnegie Mellon University
Oakland PA, March 2002

Cal Poly – Pomona
Pomona CA, January 2002

Carnegie Mellon University
Oakland PA, Sept 2001

Vintage Computer Festival
Munich Germany, May 2011

Free University
Berlin Germany, April 2001

Vintage Computer Festival
Santa Clara CA, Sept 1998

 Professional Educational Courses

“Networking Systems and Support”, OKCCC
“Windows XP Troubleshooting”, OKCCC

“Distributed Learning Over The Internet,” Asymetrix

“Developing Applications for Distribution Over The Internet,” Asymetrix

“Windows NT Systems Administration,” Microsoft Training

“Internet Software Tools and Market,” FTP Corporation

“Corporate Intranets: Uses and Configurations,” Ingram-Micro

“Making Better Connections: PC-to-Enterprise Networking,” SunSelect

“The Store Keeper-Retail Software,” Dealer Training, Streamlined Information Systems

“Windows Applications and Usage,” Dealer Training, Microsoft

“Netware: System Manager Course,” Novell

“Successful Business Management,” Hume Financial Educational Services

“Video Shop Software – Retail Software,” Dealer Training, SIS

“3+Open Network Installation and Administration,” 3-Com/Merisel

“Doing Business as a Corporation,” James Urquhart III Seminars

“Alloy: Networking Applications and Design,” Dealer Training, Alloy

“Local Area Networks,” American Institute for Education

“Up Your Own Organization: Starting/Financing a New Business,” Dible

“Engineering Course in MOS Technology,” American Micro Systems

“MOS Technology, Theory and Application,” Garrett Corp

“Theory of Computer Arithmetic: Algorithms & Design Of Digital Arithmetic Processors,”UCLA

Publications & Conferences


  • ·  “Early Microprocessor Designs,” R. M. Holt, Vintage Computer Festival East, 2006,

Wall Township, NJ

  • “F14 ‘Tomcat’ Microprocessor Chip Set,” R. M. Holt, Vintage Computer Festival, 1998,

Santa Clara, CA

  • “Y2K and Insurance Issues,” Panel Member, Certified Underwriters Chapter Meeting,

1998, San Jose, CA

  • “Y2K – The Year 2000 Problem,” Ray M. Holt, Seminar Developer and Speaker, 1997 – 2000
  • “Web Page Design,” Ray M. Holt, Seminar Developer and Speaker, 1996-present
  • “Introduction to the Internet,” Ray M. Holt, Seminar Developer and Speaker, 1996- present
  • “Business Opportunities for the Value-Added Reseller,” Speaker, VAR Business Conference IV,

1992, San Francisco, CA

  • “Starting Your Own Reseller Business,” 1992, a book on how to start your own computer

reseller business.

  • VAR Finder Database, 1991, a software database cross-referencing over 2000 distributors,

6000 manufacturers and 350 product categories

  • MICROCOMPUTER DIGEST, trade magazine, co-publisher, 1976-78, published monthly, the

first microcomputer industry trade magazine

  • “Applications of LSI Microcomputers,” R.M. Holt, G.W. Schultz and H. MacFarland, 1978, IEEE

Computer magazine

  • “Tutorial on Microcomputer Structures,” M.R. Lemas and R.M. Holt, Symposium On Computer

Architecture, 1975, University of Houston

  • “A Look at Microcomputers: A Tutorial Survey,” R.M. Holt and M.L. Lemas, 1974, Computer

Design magazine

  • “Throughput Analysis of a Line Controller Using The Intel 8080 Microcomputer,” R.M. Holt,

1974, University Of Santa Clara

  • “Architecture and Organization of the AMI 7200: A New Breed Of Minicomputer,” R.M. Holt,

IEEE Western Region Conference On Minicomputers, 1973, Honolulu, Hawaii

  • “MOS LSI Minicomputer Comes of Age,” G.W. Schultz and R.M. Holt, Fall Joint Computer

Conference, 1972, Volume 41 Part II

  • “MOS Processor for the F14A Central Air Data Computer,” R.M. Holt, Garrett AiResearch

Technical Report No. 71-7266, 1971

 Travel / Cultural Experience

I have traveled extensively in Europe visiting over ten countries. I was invited to speak and teach on the following occasions.  I have participated in many technical discussions with international professors and students.



“Impact of Microprocessors on Education and Society”
“F14 Microprocessor Design and Development”
Free University, Engineering College, Berlin, Germany

“Early Microprocessor Design and Development”
Vintage Computer Festival, Munich, Germany

“Introduction To Internet and Web Page Design”
Secondary/Post-Secondary Students
Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Web Page consulting, TEMA Mission, Holland

“Introduction To Internet and Web Page Design”
Secondary/Post-Secondary Students
Banska Bystrica, Slovak Republic