My Dad - The Short Story

Born May 26, 1920 in Ensley, Alabama
Grew up in Gadsden, Florence & then Birmingham, AL
1937 Moved to Saint Cloud, Florida
1938 Graduated High School in St. Cloud, Florida
1941 enlisted in the US Army
Fought in Europe, Lieutenant, Artillery
1943 Married between deployments in Fort Leonardwood, MO
1944 Battle of the Bulge, Europe
1946 Harry Ezra Gallagher, Jr. born - Fort Knox, KY
1946 Insurance Sales in Gadsden, AL
1949 Lewis Daniel Gallagher born - Gadsden, AL
1951 Ralph Patrick Gallagher born - Gadsden, AL
1952~ Superintendent of Agencies to Columbia, SC
1953~ 1st Vice President to Montgomery, AL
1959~ To Harcraft Brass - Plumbing Sales to Dallas, TX,
1961~ Open new Office to Houston
1961~ Southeast Regional Manager to Atlanta, GA
1962 Mid East Regional Manager to Baltimore, MD
1964 East Coast Director to South River, NJ
August 9, 1965 dies of Heart Atttack on business trip in Louisville, KY

Harry Ezra Gallagher

Etta Emaline
McLaughlin 2007
My Mom - The Short Story

July13, 1922 Etta Emaline born on Tuckers Creek, Lincoln County, TN
1938 Ran off to Oklahoma and got married to new suit and new car
1940 Returned Home by FBI - Husband jailed for Counterfeiting
1940 Divorced & living with parents in Lincoln Mills, Huntsville, AL
1941 Moved to Chicago to live with older sister and get an education
Nov 25, 1943 Married Harry Ezra Gallagher, 2nd Lt., in Fort Knox, KY
Aug 21, 1946 First son Harry JR. born in Fort Knox, KY
1946 Moved to Gadsden, AL after Harry is discharged from US Army
Sept 25, 1949 Second son Lewis Daniel bornin Gadsden, AL
June 9, 1951 Third son Ralph Patrick is born in Gadsden, AL
Moved often - occupational hazard husband Harry - a Salesman
Aug 9, 1965 Harry dies in Louisville KY at age 45, of a heart attack
1978 Marries Edward McLaughlin of Rutherford, NJ
???? Etta and Ed retire to the Elk River in Rogersville, Al for golf
19?? Etta & Ed move to Rogersville to be closer to the golf club
2002 Ed passes away at home after months or declining health
Etta moves to Cumming, Georgia to be near the Great grandchildren
October 5, 2013 Etta passes away with alzheimers
Lewis Daniel "Dan" Gallagher

October 1969 U.S Navy
Awarded Aircrew Wings - ASW3

Key West, Florida

June 1977 - Rutgers University
Bachelor of Science- Accounting

Alaska Cruise 2005

Family Tree
                      What DID he DO!?      (see parents page for childhood adventures)

1949-1952 Gadsden, Alabama
1952-1954 Columbia, South Carolina
1954-1958 Montgomery, Alabama
1958 or 1959 - Dec 1960 Dallas, Texas
1961 Jan - July Houston, Texas
1961-1962 Atlanta, Georgia, 7th grade, School Crossing Guard
1962-1964 Woodbourne Junior High School, Towson, Baltimore, Maryland
1964-1967 South River High School; Actor; Football Sophmore & Senior Year; dating future wife
1967-68 Attended Monmouth college, Liberal Arts - the only place I could get in
1968 Aug 18 Enlisted in the US Navy for four years; 1 year in Electronics & Flight Crew Training
1969 August to Quonset Point, RI and VS-28; for Anti-Submarine Warfare & Carrier Flight Crew Duty
        September to Quantimo Bay, Cuba for first flight off of USS Intrepid; free deck launch
1970 Four month North Atlantic Cruise on USS WASP CVS 18; Crossed the Artic circle; 45 flights
         Married to Barbara Jean Van Arsdale. Had been dating since High School
1971 Four month Mediterranean Cruise on the USS Saratoga CV 60 (flying with the jets now; 55 flights
1972 Aug 17 Released from Active Duty - return to New Jersey
1972 Worked as 2nd Shift Foreman in Steel Pipe & Tubing Company.
         Birth of daughter, Laura Christy
1973 Enrolled in Middlesex County College to get an education (full-time days); working steady 2nd shift
1975 Went to Work for Johnson & Johnson International Export; Accounting Clerk
         Birth of son Daniel
1975 Transferred 65 credits in Accounting and Physcology to Rutgers University
1976 Bought first house, Cape Cod style, at 25 Rodney Road, East Brunswick, New Jersey
1977 Transferred to Johnson & Johnson Baby Products Company as Payroll Supervisor
         Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers University
1979 Moved to 713 Pine Chase Court, Lawrenceville, Georgia, to leave traffic and snow behind.
         Joined Reliance Electric Company in Flowery Branch, Georgia, Cost Accounting Manager
1980 Promoted to Plant Controller with Accounting and HP-3000 System Operations Management
1981 Bought and Refurbished 28' pontoon boat. Covered slip on Lake Lanier. Life is Good!
1982 Bought my first Street Rod, 1950 Chevrolet Pick-up truck. Can't get better than this!
1983 Disney World with the Woody's in Orlando, Florida
1986 Manufacturing Manager for Reliance Electric for "Just-In-Time" Re-engineering
1987 Joined Prestolite Electric, Gainesville, GA as Division Controller
1988 Joined Wink-O-Matic Signal Company as Chief Financial Officer; Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on Day 1
         Successful Re-organization and Sale of Wink-O-Matic\Multisonics Corp. in 1989
1989 Started new career - MRP (Material Requirements Planning) Systems Implementation:
         Marcam "PRISM" for Allegheny Particleboard, Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania
1990 MRPII (Manufacturing Resource Planning) "Macola" Implementation for Noramco in Athens, Georgia
         Arkansas & Big Cedar Lodge, Missouri for sring vacation
1993 "Macola" Implementation for Benckiser Cosmetics, Sp. z o.o., Warsaw, Poland
         February Ski Vacation in Lake Louise, Canada          October Vacation at Lake Toxaway, North Carolina 1994 "Macola" Implementation for BONA Sp. z o.o., Yogurt Manufacturer in Posnan, Poland
         May Respite at Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
1995 Joined Modus Operandi for Process Re-engineering Consulting
         Cox Communications, New England Operations Best Practices
1996 New England Road Trip for Vacation
1997 Modus Operandi Project Management Consulting for Bellsouth Network Solutions, Atlanta, Georgia
         Coloradio Road Trip for Vacation
1998 Modus Operandi Change Management for Jones Cable: Albuquerque, New Mexico
         National Street Rod Association - Nationals, Louisville, KY, August: first streetrod show - 12,000+
1999 Modus Operandi Project Management Consulting with BellSouth Network Operations, Atlanta, Georgia
         July - Computer Task Group - Project Managment Process Delivery Service Development
         Sold 1950 Chevy Pick-up truck after adding 350 v8, Air, PS\PB and farm red paint job; downsizing
         Moved to Apartment - downsizing and looking for new house
         Daughter Laura Christy marries Jeffrey Michael Jividen in July
         Son Daniel marries Ashley Nicole Johnson in September
         Colorado & Albuquerque, New Mexico - Balloon Fest for Vacation
2000 Global IT Associates - Revenue Pipeline PMO for Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia
         Rafting the Colorado River with Laura & Jeff
         Cape Cod & Nantucket for Cranberry Harvest
2001 January - Tournament of Roses Parade, Pasadena, California
         Vancouver, Inland Passage and Butchart Gardens for a Break
2002 Moved into New House in New Golf Course Community in Hall County, Georgia
2004 Independent Project\PMO Consulting for John H. Harland PMO Implementation in Decatur, Georgia
         Purchased 1948 Chevy Pick-up with 283 v8 in Pigeon Forge. (Why did I sell the 50?
2005 Greenbrier & Russel Consulting for AutoTrader.com in Atlanta, Georgia.
         Implementation of Hewlett Packard - Project & Portfolio Management System
         Alaskan Cruise (Spirit of America) & Rail through Denali in September
2006 Joined AutoTrader.com as Project & Portfolio Systems & Process Manager in Atlanta, Georgia
         February Snowmobiling in Quebec, Canada
2007 NSRA Southeast Regional Car Show - Nashville, TN
2008 Utah and Zion National Park for vacation
2009 Joined Collabera to Implement HP-PPM for Huntington National Bank in Columbus, Ohio
         Good-Guys National Car Show, Columbus, Ohio; 8,000+ entrants
2011 Joined Pepperweed Consulting to teach Deloitte HP-PPM Implementation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2012 Joined Results Positive to implement HP-PPM at Delta Air Lines in Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013 Joined Mphasis to troubleshoot HP-PPM at AIG in New York City
2013 Joined AIG as HP-PPM Change Management System Manager in New York City, NY
2014 Family Spring Break Caribbean Cruise - Disney Big Red Boat - kids and grandkids
2015 Family Spring Break Caribbean Cruise - Carnival Masdaam - kids and grandkids
         Road Trip: July 4th - New York City Fireworks from Jersey City
         May - Retirement; August - Open Heart Surgery; Cardiac Rehabilitation; Never been better!
2016 Purchased 1937 Buick Special at NSRA Nationals South in Tampa Florida
          Family Spring Break Caribbean Cruise - Carnival; kids & grandkids
          Hawaiian Island Cruise in June with the Jividens - Norwegian Pride of America
2017 Family Spring Break Caribbean Cruise - Carnival VISTA - kids and grandkids
          November - Kidney Cancer - Left Kidney Removed

Street Rods in Georgia

1950 Chevy Six Cylinder in Dacula in 1982

The 1950 Chevy: 350 V8, Auto & Air in 1986

1948 Chevy bought in Pigeon Forge in 2004

The 1948 Chevy, 283 V8, Air, PS, PB in 2008

Vision Realized!

Ready to Go!
1937 Buick Special

Bought April 1, 2016 Tampa NSRA Show

454 v8, 700r4 Automatic

Bucket List down by 1

2011: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Deloitte HP-PPM Project

Deloitte\Vale Project Team

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Copa Cabana Beach

From Corcovado Hill

Sugarloaf to Copa Cabana Beach

Cristo Redentor

1994 Poznan, Poland - BONA Macola Project    

While implementing Macola for Benckiser in Warsaw, a friend and another ex-pat from Poznan came to visit Alex to see what he was doing. Turns out this
New Jersey Dairy Farmer had relocated to a small town south of Poznan and bought a yogurt processing plant right in the middle of dairy country. He also had
the same basic accounting, order processing and inventory management needs. I started his project as I finished up Benckiser.

1993 Zakopane, Poland Weekend Mountain Escape    

1993 Auschwitz, Krakow, Poland    

1993 Warsaw, Poland Weekend City Exploration    

1993 Warsaw, Poland - Benckiser Macola Project    

I presented the Macola MRP system which I was implementing in the Athens, Georgia plant, at a J&J International Conference in 1991. Alex Nawrocki was
managing J&J Poland and stopped by to see the system. He called eight months later and was starting a new subsidiary for Benckiser Cosmetics in Warsaw.
Initially a Distribution operation for products manufactured in Germany and other subsidiaries, it would move into manufacting after operations were ready.
Four multi-week trips over 8 montns to complete the initial implementation.

1989 Allegheny Particleboard, Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania   

My first Contract Gig - something I'll do for the next 26 years.

New Plant Start-up - Control Room

My Team - Employees & Contractors

Located in Cherry Forest - Raw Material Inventory

The Feed - Logs to formed pulp

The Particleboard Press.

The Melamine Press

North Georgia Mountain Camping at the Gudger's, Ellijay, circa 1985

The Raging River!

Let there be MUSIC!

The Raging Drunks!

Life on the River

Life in the River

Constant Debate & Training

U.S. Navy - 1971 USS Saratoga CV 60 - Mediterranean Sea Cruise

VS-28 S2F Flight Crew

VS-28 1 of 5 squadrons in CAG 54

A7 Corsiar II on the #3 & #4 Catapult

Crews quarters under FanTail

A6 Intruder on the #4 Catapult

A7 Corsair II Landing from Fantail

F4 Phantom on the #2 Catapult

A6 Intruder Landingl

Grocery Receipts

Liberty in civies now!

Beach in Corfu, Greece

Liberty in the Med

Corfu, Greece

U.S. Navy - 1970 USS Wasp - North Atlantic\Artic Circle Cruise

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Edinburgh, Scotland

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal