Resume` for Lou DePoyster

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PacifiCorp Energy, Jim Bridger Plant, Wyoming

Distributed Controls System Engineer Senior


Lead Project Manager for the Distributed Control System utilizing the Emerson Ovation platform consisting of four generation units, supply fuel, common networks, and physical security network.  Coordinate, plan, and supervise manpower for minor and major outages to complete projects, repairs, and or upgrades.  Ensure data systems comply with Federal NERC/CIPS, and ISO 27001 guidelines. Project manager for unit outage maintenance, and special projects to improve power production in a safe environment.  Supervise maintenance teams and contractors to ensure satisfactory responsiveness to maintenance requests.  Manage the Jim Bridger Plant physical security network and ground tracking radar systems.  Responsible for an 8.8 Million average annual budget.

Network21, Medford, Oregon                                                                                                                                 2003-2011

Information Technology Professional / Owner

Served as the Lead Project Manager and Technical Infrastructure Architect to businesses in southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. Planned, designed, and implement communication applications including voice, data and video.  Managed data servers, web servers, e-mail servers and storage requirements.  Provided project management and a direct project support teams, contractors providing professional solutions, data security, and VOIP network applications.  Additional functions include contract preparation, contract management and direct supervision to ensure compliance with the specific needs of our client base, projects were completed on time and on budget. Provide professional technical support and solid solutions for businesses throughout the Rogue Valley.

Trinity County Government, Weaverville, CA

IT Department Manager / Network Administrator

2000 – 2003


Planned, managed, and implemented conversion of entire Trinity County Wide Area Network (WAN) from Novell foundation to Microsoft Active Directory using GroupWise converter to populate AD. UNIX servers remained and were accessed through terminal services manager. IT Network and Help Desk included Hospital, Sheriff’s Department, County Court offices, and all government offices located county wide. Other projects managed include;

  • Planned and managed implementation of 3com NBX 100 voice over IP solutions for all county entities.
  • Maintained Cisco PIX firewall, Cisco 2420 switches, and Cisco wireless laser network devices.
  • Planned, and managed ArcView GIS database implementation.
  • Served on Trinity County Board of Directors.


SF Phosphates, Rock Springs, WY

Plant Operator / Control System Technician

1995 – 2000


Plant Operator qualifications include Sulfuric Plant (Lurgi and Monsanto), Water Treatment, and Shipping and Receiving.  Heavily involved in training new employees in the Shipping and Receiving process.  Operations B Team leader for 2 years.   Became involved in Information Technology and Industrial Control System Networks.



University of Phoenix – Information Technology Management – Bachelors of Science. 1995-1999
University of Illinois (via US Navy)- AA Oceanography / Meteorology 1990-1993
Wyoming National Guard – E6 Sergeant, 12c MOS, Combat Engineer. 1995-1998
US Navy: HS-85 Helicopter Rescue Swimmer/Airborne ASW Operator/Top Secret Clearance. 1989-1995