Crowley Imaging Announces New Hires
Frederick, Maryland- Christopher Crowley, president of The Crowley Company, is pleased to announce the hiring of several key personnel to the company’s imaging services division. “I am very confident that this expansion within our conversion services division will enhance our already well-rounded and experienced team of imaging experts. We look forward to an even higher level of workflow and organization in the coming days.”
Crowley Imaging is currently digitizing or archiving an estimated 45 million images per month, primarily from microfilm, microfiche, bound books and paper records.
Bill Cunningham, of Frederick, Md., has been named director of operations for the firm’s 18,000SF conversion services bureau. Cunningham reports directly to owner and vice president Pat Crowley and is responsible for all aspects of bureau production, personnel and project management. Educated in Physics and credentialed as a Certified Document Imaging Architect (CDIA+), Cunningham brings more than 30 years of project management, IT infrastructure design/implementation and document management solutions to the position. “Bill’s experience in the varied aspects of conversion services, project management and IT allows him to be the ‘big-picture’ leader needed to deliver the millions of images Crowley digitizes and archives each year,” states Pat Crowley. “His abilities will lead to an increased efficiency benefitting both customers and staff.”
Joining the service bureau team as project manager is Ed Stracka, of Martinsburg, W.Va. Stracka serves as the technical lead of the division with a primary concentration on Crowley’s multi-year Library of Congress digitization project. Following a 20-year USMC career (retired), Stracka immersed himself in imaging services, holding the titles of systems engineer, records conversion specialist, operations manager, vice president and president in several firms. According to Pat Crowley, “Ed is a huge asset. He knows the business from the inside out, has embraced changing technology and is solution-oriented in all matters.”
Holding BS, MS and MBA degrees, Bo Li, of Gaithersburg, Md., joins Crowley Imaging as senior applications developer. Li designs and implements all specific software and workflow requirements and develops custom applications allowing digitized materials to mesh with client systems.
Patti Matthews, of New Market, Md., joins Crowley Imaging as division administrative assistant. Reporting to Cunningham, Matthews has more than two decades of experience in executive assistance and restaurant management.
Working on-site at the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, D.C. are Andrew Fertig, project manager, and Andrew Brown, digital imaging task manager. Both men are from Germantown, Md. Conversion services at the LOC Culpepper, Va. location are spearheaded by Taren Ober, digital imaging task manager, of Manassas, Va. and Valerie Boehme, of Frederick, Md. Boehme is a cultural imaging technician.