My Hallam Story

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Steve Comeau | Retired

Steve has left the company and we thank him for his years of service and contributions. While with Hallam-ICS, Steve shared…"My Hallam story is one of frequent changes; one where I have learned new skills, evolved with the changes of the marketplace, and I have tried to keep up with the rapid changes in technology.

I started my career with Hallam in January 1996 as a DI Water Technician.  At this time, I also began working on databases and started taking courses at Champlain College in computer programming.

In the spring of 2000, I transferred to what became the Hallam Software division, working on application development. Unfortunately, this division ceased to exist by the end of 2002. Luckily, I was welcomed back to the Controls Systems Integration Group, led at the time, by my mentor Ray Racine. 

Over the following years I began to focus as much as possible on developing the data and reporting side of the controls business.  By January 2016 I became a Senior Business Intelligence Developer, working on SQL databases, Historian databases, reports, and developing that sector for the Controls Group.  In July of 2016, Hallam-ICS hired another database programmer and we evolved into Manufacturing Intelligence team, specializing in databases and reporting for manufacturing and automation. 

Recent changes in technologies and customer expectations regarding access to useful data and key metrics have dramatically changed our industry. My plan is to continue to learn new software technologies that can bring awesome value to our customers using amazing data reporting systems that provide critical information to improve processes, gain insights, and eventually predict the future.

In my off-work time, you will find me enjoying the outdoors, gardening, hiking, and kayaking; or working on my new cabin in the beautiful Lakes Region of northwest Maine."


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