About Mark Gearhart

About Mark Gearhart

Mark Gearhart

A native of Virginia and graduate of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, having been granted a B.S. in Computer Science.

Currently, Vice President for Deutsche Bank, a global investment bank headquartered in Germany. Involved in the development of derivative and synthetic equity trading systems.
Formerly, Senior Consultant for SAP, involved in developing database architectures for the defense industry. Previously Principal Engineer with the Southern Company, an electric utility serving the southeastern US energy market and the largest generator of electricity in the US. For SAP, Deutsche Bank, and the Southern Company, author and speaker at international conferences related to databases and application technologies.

Principal Engineer, previously, for the GE/Harris Corporation in Melbourne, Florida. For the Energy Control Systems division, developed control centers for power plants, pipelines, railways, and power grids. Have lived long-term in Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, to support the development and delivery of new Energy Control Centers covering the electric power grid for those countries.

Have, on several occasions, taken voyages aboard my Bristol Channel Cutter, a oceangoing sailing vessel. When at home, can usually be found with wife and two children pursuing family interests. Will often pack up family for trips to museums, parks and seaports.

Career-wise, have gained considerable experience in areas related to the energy industry, and have specialized in Databases and Rich Internet Applications relevant to many industries. Am currently applying my design and development knowledge to US government agencies. Lover of history, architecture, geography, and innumerable other subjects, with particular interest in the cartography of maps and globes.

7 Responses to About Mark Gearhart

  1. Karen VG says:

    Dear Mark,

    you have a great blog and wide interests!
    For a catalogue for our upcoming exhibition on knitting ‘Unravel: knitwear in fashion’, in the Antwerp MoMu, Im still looking for a few hi res images of home knitting machines in the nineteenth century.
    Especially these images we’d love to use:
    http://gearhartmachines.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/searching-for-the-beginning-of-the-company/

    As we’re finalising the book next week, it would be very great if you can send them to me in high resolution, you will get a copy of the book in return.
    Many thanks,
    Karen Van Godtsenhoven
    Curator Momu

  2. Linda Plummer says:

    Thank you for getting back to me.
    No I don’t have a manual for this 1914 knitter, I would really appreciate any information on the instruction for this machine. At this point I’m hoping I have all the parts. As I look at the picture , it appears that it might be just the stand I am missing.
    Looking forward to hearing back from you, Linda. My E Mail is…..
    4myuniverse@gmail.com. Phone # 541-852-7835. :)). Thank you

  3. Linda Plummer says:

    Thank you for getting back to me.
    No I don’t have a manual for this 1914 knitter, I would really appreciate any information on the instruction for this machine.
    Looking forward to hearing back from you, Linda. My E Mail is…..
    4myuniverse@gmail.com. Phone # 541-852-7835. :)). Thank you

  4. Duberney says:

    Hi Mark, thanks for your great article about SUP and Android Applications, where i can find the source code for your app.

    You can send me back to my email dubeneygmail

    Regards from Colombia.

  5. Terry N. Gardner says:

    Hello Mark,
    I hope you remember me form High School and the adventures we had back in our youth. I can not believe I have found you and that our careers had taken very similar paths through the energy industry. I am living in Tampa Florida and am currently working for a Smart Grid/AMI startup company after many years with Utilities.
    Hope to hear from your.
    Terry

  6. Michael says:

    Grateful to find your globe making information. I use Illustrator and just learning QGIS. Can you help out on how to make gores? I cannot afford Map Publisher and I am going the direction of open source. Look forward to your reply. Sincerely Michael

  7. Vato says:

    Hi Mark,
    Was reading your article “Building Data Caches in ASE”. Found it very helpful, but noticed one ambiguity (could be a sort of misprint) that makes it difficult for me to figure which way is correct. In the paragraph “The Data Cache Configuration” you write “A strict strategy was applied to the second type of volatile data.” while the in the “Table 2. Cache Configuration” the line for the second type of cache “volatile2” shows RELAXED , and for the first type “volatile1” shows the cache configured as STRICT. Does not it contradict the previous statements in the text? Could you please advise which one is correct. I.e.:
    – should volatile2 be relaxed or strict ?
    – should volatile1 be relaxed or strict ?
    Your response will be much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Vato

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