LETTER OF INTRODUCTION (2008)
John Xuna, Engineer
am an Electrical Engineer who earned a master degree in Telecommunications, did
some PhD. coursework in Computer Sciences, and finished studies in Business
Administration, master level. I was born in Vigo, Spain, 55 years ago.
Before relocating to America I served in the Spanish Army in Madrid (Military
Police). After 3 decades
as engineer, in 2005 decided to do a career change, becoming a Teacher, yet
-perhaps- only temporarily. .
In addition to English I speak Spanish vernacularly, fluent French (having lived in Paris for two years), and Portuguese, my wife is Brazilian and I grew up in Galicia, a region of Spain where we speak old-Portuguese (Lusitanian or Gallego) in addition to Castilian (or Spanish). The ability to communicate in several languages has brought me opportunities to travel. I started international operations for two American companies (LodgeNet Entertainment Inc. –and- Independent Technologies Co).
For many years I was dedicated to software
development. I founded three software ventures that developed database engines
for dairy farm operations. Although my strength is Software (J++, C++,
ODBC, client/server apps.) I do also have experience in Manufacturing,
Telecommunications, Testing, International Sales, and other areas of
knowledge. I have been a University Professor.
Engineer for three decades, during those years I
have worked with Radars, Avionics, Metallurgy, Satellite Links, Telephony,
Cellular Technologies, Network Protocols, and so on. Using Microsoft
FrontPage I have developed websites, which I have been administering myself.
For several years have dealt with domain names (buying and selling). I
have developed important Client/Server applications (mainly in Oracle platforms) using Visual C++, stored
procedures, SQL scripts, and other languages.
ABILITIES: Good academic background in Biology and Organic Chemistry.
Founder of three software ventures that developed database applications for
dairy farms (Animal Science Software International, Two Rivers,
WI; DairySoft Inc., Boulder, CO; and Scientific
Software, San Juan, PR).
RELATIONS: In the 2002 elections I was a candidate to the US
Congress in district 22 of Florida (Palm Beach and Broward
counties). For one year I was fully dedicated to my political campaign.
Many Floridians voted for me. I am very proud of what was
accomplished. In the annals of the Federal Government I appear as
the only Spaniard-born who has ever attained to that high legislative
office. To say the least, it has been a fabulous, interesting,
exhilarating experience! Furthermore, I have passed through all kinds of
scrutiny by the Federal Agencies, the State, and Press corps. You can trust
my credentials, and my honesty. No
criminal record, of course.