James McArthur Employee Spotlight

Here is a little information to help you get to know one of our employees a little better, James McArthur. He has been an employee with Thompson Gray since 2/2015.

 

About Me:
Performed IT and IT Management for many companies – Huntsville Hospital Systems, SCI, SUMMA
Technologies, XEROX, Corp of Engineers, Dell, US Army

Job Title and Responsibilities:
IT Specialist/ Network Administrator/ IASO
Perform Network and User support for the Product Directorate, Test, Measurement, Diagnostics
Equipment (PD-TMDE). Order, configure, deploy, and track all IT related equipment. Maintain PD-TMDE
Active Directory Container including Group memberships’, Accounts, Profiles, and General user
information. Maintain and monitor Physical and Cyber security threats. Assist the Wide Area Network
team to resolve connectivity issues for DHCP, DNS, DC, File and Print servers, and Exchange.

 

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree – Management Information Systems
Security+ Certified Professional
Information Assurance Security Officer (IASO)
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Windows 7
MCTS Certified for Windows 10
Certified NetWare Administrator (CNA)
Active Secret Security Clearance

Professional Memberships and Activities:
None

Expertise:
Began career with Novell infrastructures to present day Windows Active Directory. Well rounded
knowledge in wiring, routers, switches, servers, scripting, programming, and desktops. Management
experience of Network Administrators and IT Specialists. Troubleshooting desktop issues is my favorite
specialty since it encompasses every aspect of Information Technology.

Enterprise and Commercial Activities:
o Additions and conversions of hospitals and medical clinics for integration into the
Huntsville Hospital System’s WAN of 3,500 users.
o Project Manager for Microsoft Active Directory Migration from Novell servers to
Windows servers for all five of SCl’s North Alabama plants.
o IT Manager responsible for managing all IT dependencies for North Alabama.

Getting to Know You:
1. What are three things still left on your bucket list? Invent something, Have Grandchildren, Farm
goats and chickens again.
2. What’s the strangest talent you have? Ride a Unicycle
3. Can you play any instruments? Guitar, Trombone
4. What was your favorite TV show when growing up? Walt Disney

Thompson Gray & Friends at the GO Big 5k Supporting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of North Alabama

Recently many Thompson Gray employees with their families came out to participate in the Go Big 5k supporting Big Brothers/Big Sisters of North Alabama.  Great fun was had by all., check out some photos from the event below.

Dani Edde, Program Manager, participating in the tutu contest

Jennifer McClure and crew

Todd Whitt, Program Manager, and crew

Chris Schultz, Program Manager

Andrea Cheyne and crew

 

Stephanie Gibbs and crew

Whitney Hammons

David Salinas, Program Manager

 

Kristi Henry and crew

Matthew Spradiln

 

Thompson Gray at the ASMC PDI in San Diego

Members of the Thompson Gray team recently spent some time at the American Society of Military Comptrollers, ASMC, PDI – San Diego. The PDI, is continuing education event and allows government customers to connect with colleagues from industry to share best practices and discuss current events. Below are a couple pictures from the event and the team enjoying San Diego.

Thompson Gray booth at the ASMC PDI

Members of the Thompson Gray team getting ready for the event.  Pictured from left to right are Sara H. Murphree, Pat Riley, and Lindsey Warren.

Thompson Gray employees interacting with PDI attendees

 

Pat Riley, TG Senior Vice President, presents Erica Guisa with a mini iPad.  Erica is a member of the NAVAIR China Lake Chapter of ASMC and was drawn randomly for the TG iPad giveaway.

 

Thompson Gray enjoying the Padres and Cubs game

 

Thompson Gray employees and friends enjoying the local food

 

 

Setting up for the Thompson Gray reception on the bay front

 

 

Thompson Gray employees and invited guests enjoying the conversation at the reception

Thompson Gray awarded ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Certification

Thompson Gray, Inc. is proud to announce its certification for ISO 9001:2015 following a comprehensive review of the company’s internal operating procedures. This achievement demonstrates Thompson Gray’s commitment to providing superior solutions to customers across the Department of Defense.

“Obtaining our ISO certification is another important step that a healthy, growing company makes,” said Sheila Thompson, CEO and founder of Thompson Gray.  “It exemplifies the commitment our staff has to achieve excellence in service to customers, both internal and external,” Ms. Thompson concluded.

ISO 9001 is the world’s most widely recognized benchmark for quality management systems. The standard helps organizations consistently meet the needs of customers and other key stakeholders in both the delivery and continuous improvement of products and services.

“I am extremely pleased to receive this certification, and am very proud of the Thompson Gray team members who worked hard to ensure success on our process identification and audit,” said Thompson Gray President Ron Gray.  “This is a big milestone for our company,” he continued.

Thompson Gray is certified for ERP fielding and transition support, GFEBS Implementation and Problem Solving, Resource, Financial, and Acquisition Management, Technical Support for Installation Management, and Security Assistance/FMS Program Integration.

This certification accomplishment positions Thompson Gray among the best in its industry for fulfilling the ISO requirements.

Washington employees attend MLB game at Nationals Park

Thompson Gray recently recognized its dedicated Washington, DC team by treating them to an afternoon of baseball at Nationals Park. Company President Ron Gray traveled from Alabama to enjoy the afternoon game between the Nationals and Cardinals with the DC area team. The group was even recognized on the Nationals Park Jumbotron during the game. “This was a great experience for the Thompson Gray GFEBS team in the DC area and fun was had by all,” said Program Manager Richard Scatamacchia. “I’ve always enjoyed this company tradition and supporting the Nats,” added Program Manager Leah Crocker.