100+ Years of Experiences.
Here are just a few of our Awesome Coolearth People! We think after your read their short bio’s you’ll agree! Highly experienced, professional and most importantly interesting folks. We’re not just employees of Coolearth Software, we’re Coolearth People!
Carsten co-founded Coolearth Software along with David Zimmerman in July 1997. With more than fifteen years of experience in the design, development, implementation, and support of manufacturing systems, Carsten has driven the vision and architecture of Coolearth’s Whistle SCE solution. Working with customer sponsors, Carsten designed and programmed the first version of Whistle in its entirety, and has overseen its direction with the continued growth of the company.
Before co-founding Coolearth, Carsten was a senior technical consultant at SCT Corporation (now Infor), where he helped Fortune 500 customers install, configure, and enhance the ADAGE ERP system. Carsten worked closely with process manufacturers in several industries, including food, beverages, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Carsten also worked as an independent consultant for Weyerhaeuser Company, where he supported computer and network infrastructures, and developed manufacturing software designed to run on touch-screen monitors and handheld barcode scanners.
Carsten studied Physics as an undergraduate at the University of Washington in Seattle. While a student, Carsten started his own companies providing Linux distribution and web-based advertising.
Michael has been with Coolearth since 2000 and has over 30 years of experience in IT and 22 years of experience in Supply Chain technologies. He has traveled three continents to collaborate, implement and support hardware and software solutions for manufacturing and shop-floor production. He has overseen the direction and development of several software solutions from inception to deployment and beyond.
While the focus of much of the supply chain software has been in the food and beverage industry, they have also lead to substantial experience with related logistics, ERP systems, platform integration, business intelligence and infrastructure management. He has been a team leader, project manager, traveling consultant and salesperson for customers big and small.
Michael is a graduate from Washington State University and has had heavy involvement in community service. He has mentored many years of youth activities and served as an emergency responder for local departments. He continues his involvement with several organizations aimed at providing outreach and training to the community.
Scott (Thor) Halbert
Thor has been with Coolearth Software for over 15 years and has experience as a Programmer, Engineer and as a Design Architect for software, computer hardware, and communications infrastructure for the last 40 years. Thor has worked for government science, commercial businesses, country governments, telecom and the banking/insurance industry clients including some in the Forbes 50.
Here are some of Thor’s highlights:
- 17 years at Albuquerque Seismological Laboratory (USGS).
- 5 years at International Management Consulting Company DiamondCluster.
- Owned an ISP for 8 Years in Albuquerque.
- Wrote a 2D Commercial CAD System for Commodore Amiga.
Thor’s interests are science, science fiction, computer science and virtual reality.