Larry Long has joined First National Technology Solutions (FNTS) as Director of Engineering. With more than 20 years of industry experience, he brings a track record of reliable automation and technology expertise to the Engineering Team. As part of his responsibilities for oversight of the team, he also will work to develop each engineer and assist in implementing best practices. Long also serves as the primary liaison for engineering across all customer organizations at FNTS.
Long will mentor each engineer in day-to-day operations, communications and in providing technical solutions. As a manager of teams of more than 25 people in past roles, and as an experienced lecturer who has provided training classes on Linux and general internet-based topics, he has a strong background in technical leadership and possesses a wealth of knowledge in infrastructure management, specifically in Linux and Unix environments.
“Larry has a proven track record for developing tech professionals, increasing collaboration cross-functionally, and overseeing and implementing organization, especially in in high-pressure situations,” said Ralph Wasner, Chief Technology Officer for FNTS. “His expertise in trouble-shooting, developing automation and improving efficiencies for enterprise IT management will be an asset to the Engineering Team.”
Long’s past experience includes operating in a large-scale environment of more than 8,000 Linux systems and 5,000-plus Windows systems in a 24/7/365 setting. He’s assisted organizations in achieving PCI and HIPPA compliance, is well-versed in writing technical documentation and processes and has functioned as a Change Control Manager. His previous career experience includes technology operations and systems engineering roles with 3CInteractive and Motorola.