Large Screen TV Projector Alignment

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In 1982 at a large screen TV projector company in Titusville, Fl, working his way up to the “burn in” room where 7 projectors were “tuned” and required to run error free for 72 continuous hours before shipping out, Nicholas performed all of the alignment procedures. No two projectors were ever the same due to a number of factors, including differences in the high powered electron guns. Nicholas figured out that if you identified the weakest gun, usually the green tube, that all of the projectors could be tuned electronically to be exactly the same. Mark Cosenplek, the design engineer, came in one day and remarked that of the hundreds of projectors they had manufactured, no 2 were ever the same, but now all 7 were identical. Download Brochure
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KSC Shuttle Clean Room

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In 1983 at the Kennedy Space Center working on the Space Shuttle. Assigned to the External Tank (ET) group, we were tasked with preparing the ET for mating with the Solid Rocket Boosters and the Orbiter. When the ET came into the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), it had been shipped in from the plant outside of New Orleans with shipping covers on many of the tubes and valves. Because of the risk of contamination, when the shipping covers were removed and the working covers were installed, it required a “clean room” environment. The technicians would construct a room using uni-strut which could take 2 to 3 hours to construct, then when the task was finished, the technicians would disassemble the room. Nicholas redesigned the “room” so that by loosening just…
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KSC Shuttle Parts

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1984 at KSC, writing out the parts tags for hardware that was taken off of the ET was a time consuming task, taking Techs and Quality Control personnel about 2 hours to hand write out all of these tags. Working with a friend in another division that used a Wang word processor, Nicholas and his friend were able to produce 9 sets of these parts tags in just 15 minutes, a savings of almost 18 hours, a 72x's improvement. Download Brochure
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Los Angeles County Tax Accessor Y2K

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In 1998 doing Y2K cleanup at the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office. Was tasked with evaluating the code for any Y2K potential problems. While at Disney, Nicholas had to certify that DTP's program was Y2K compliant, so developed a Y2K analysis program to analyze every line of code in a FoxPro project, automatically replace certain types of known problem codes with new compliant code and generate a printout of every date related code. Utilizing the new Y2K Solutions program, Nicholas was able to take the first task which had been slated for 4 days and accomplish it in just 3 hours, including setting up the certification lab. Overall, was able to reduce 12 months of slated tasks to just 12 weeks. After finding Y2K errors in Symantec's ACT databases, I…
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Poster Company Product Display

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In 1987 as owner of a poster company, we were plagued with getting a display of our posters into stores, space on the shelves and on the floor was at a premium. Nicholas designed a cardboard box that held 10 posters that was used for shipping and doubled as a hang-from-the-ceiling display when in the stores; problem solved. Download Brochure
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Chiropractic Industry

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In 2007 working on a system for Chiropractors and Personal Injury Attorneys that need a specifically formatted “narratives” report for the Colossus system. Nicholas developed the Narratives Reporting system in 5 weeks, that included having to learn the sequencing and starting over 3 times due to constraints of the pdf documents originally thought necessary to be used. The people Nicholas was working with decided they would not accept the royalty offers and re-purposed the process, even with the templates and processes already laid out for them to copy, took a team of programmers 7 months to duplicate the program. Download Brochure
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JPL Workforce Analysis

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In 1995 at JPL, keeping track of all the labor hours by project was a very time consuming task each month for the Section Admins. Division required them to produce a report each month to check to make sure that their projected man-hours and actual man-hours were relatively close. Nicholas was able to pull down from the lab's mainframe all of the Divisions monthly labor times and charges. A program was developed that accomplished the task for the entire Division (6 Sections) in just under 90 minutes, as opposed to just one Section of the Division taking 19 hours to do manually, an efficiency of 12.6x's more efficient. Download Brochure
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Disney Travel Products

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In 1996 at the Disney Travel Products (DTP) division, Nicholas was hired to automate the process of artwork approval for products that would have Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, etc. on them. The charter for DTP was for just 16 people total. The corresponding group in the Consumer Products division had 30 data entry people, so automation was a must. Nicholas developed a FoxPro program that could read the then in beta version Adobe Acrobat's pdf files, extract the data, route it to the next inbox, write back into the pdf form with a sequence number and automatically email it using cc:mail back to the sender, all without one single data entry keystroke. The Consumer Products division boasted of being able to get in a new form, catalog it and…
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Insurance Industry

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In 2012 on the IBC project, Nicholas was introduced to a gentleman working in the Insurance industry promoting the Infinite Banking Concept, where they would teach people how to essentially turn a specially designed permanent life insurance policy into a bank (pool of money) for use by the policy owner. After the gentleman's presentation, the presenter offered to do an analysis to show a potential client how the concept would work for them personally. Nicholas found out that a series of spreadsheets were used and the process took about 3 to 5 hours minimum to generate the report. Nicholas worked with this gentleman to learn the intricacies of the process and generated the intake forms and algorithms to generate the resulting 8 year analysis and delivered the first online analysis…
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Experiencing The Nicholas Factor

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There's probably nothing more satisfying than to have a smooth running, well-oiled machine for a business. And while we'd all love to have our businesses running efficiently, it’s an ever illusive proposition for most. It takes a special talent to design and implement highly efficient processes, a talent and gift Nicholas St Jon possesses. Many of the stories you will read below will seem like “anyone” could have made those improvements to make the process much more efficient, but the fact of the matter is, they didn't get accomplished until Nicholas St Jon got involved. Below are just some of the spectacular accomplishments, not to improve processes by percentages, but exponentially:
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