Joel is the manager and computer expert in the group. He is responsible for the maintenance and updating of the DVS Software. Joel has more than twenty-five years of experience in programming. He is knowledgeable in at least 10 different programming languages, including FORTRAN, PL/1, Assembler, C, Visual Basic, REXX. He is also very familiar with DOS, Windows (3.1, 95, 98, NT, ME, 2000 and XP), OS/2, VM/CMS and MVS and UNIX. He is currently the Senior Security officer & Windows specialist for the Academic Information Systems at Columbia University. In this capacity, he responsible for computer security and also provides computer programming, support and consulting services to the university, its faculty and students. As an independent consultant, he has written many software packages which have been licensed to clients for their use. He also custom builds personal computer systems to meet the specific requirements for some of his clients. He is a graduate of Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science with a BS degree in Materials Science, with a minor in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering and has completed all of the post graduate courses for a Masters in Materials Science.


Jules, formerly Director, Utility Depreciation and Valuation, Coopers & Lybrand, L. L. P. and Vice President, Ebasco Business Consulting Company, is the principal consultant in the group. He has more than thirty-five years of experience in conducting depreciation studies and valuations of utility property in the western hemisphere. Jules is a licensed Professional Engineer in the States of New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia. He is an Accredited Senior Appraiser in the American Society of Appraisers and is a member of numerous other professional societies and associations.. He has written numerous articles, conducted many seminars and is an internationally recognized expert in these fields. He has provided depreciation and valuation consulting service to electric, gas, steam, water, railroad, telephone and petroleum pipeline companies. He has testified as an expert witness more than 100 times before commissions, courts and other agencies in the United States and Canada. Jules was a co-developer in the design of the DVS Software. Jules has a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering for City College of New York and a MBA from Iona College.

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