HP 3000 Consultants

HP 3000 Contracting Resources

Updated the availability of contractors which follow, as of March 2013

Fresche Legacy
Eric Mintz – 

Phone: 800-361-6782 #8335
Cell: 514-346-6767

Fresche Legacy has extensive HP e3000 resource skill sets.

The Support Group
Terry Floyd – tfloyd@supgrp.com
David Floyd – dhfloyd@gmail.com

Phone: 800-798-9862

The Support Group’s Legacy Application Management Services enable our customers to focus on their business by supplementing the internal resource requirements associated with legacy systems management (HP 3000 and VAX) and legacy applications support. The Support Group support levels range from minimal basic telephone support to a fully-staffed remote hosted operation. Peace of mind is just around the corner.

Lars Appel – info@larsappel.de

Heinrich-Groschner-Str. 34 b
D-45481 Mulheim an der Ruhr
Phone: +49 163 4718296

Consulting, Programming, Training, Support for MPE/iX and Unix, Linux, Windows. 20+ years experience in HP 3000 software support and interoperability, ported Samba and other Open Source software to MPE.

Allegro Consultants, Inc.info@allegro.com

20111 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 245
Cupertino, CA 95014
Phone: 408-252-2330

Specializing in products and services for clients with Hewlett-Packard PA-RISC based computers.

Roy Brown – roy@kelmscott.co.uk
Kelmscott Ltd

66 Greenacre Way
Bishop’s Cleeve, Cheltenham UK
Phone: +44 1242 677684  Cell: +44 794 109 1139

30-year HP 3000 professional on MPE, (Turbo)Image, VPLUS. In-depth COBOL and TRANSACT. Extensive experience in manufacturing, media. Recently pivotal in several major migration projects to HP-UX, Linux, Oracle, MF COBOL. Managerial, system design, and business analysis skills. Available in the UK, Europe and/or North America. Full CV on request.

Crawford Software Consulting – info@crawford-software.com

Chester, NH 03036
Phone: (603) 887-4894

Over 20 Years of MPE and HP 3000: Programming, Software and Hardware Support, Integration and Migration, ASK and GrowthPower

Ellis Dodge Technical – rcellis@email.com

COBOL, Protos, IMAGE/View, HP 3000 experience, as well as current experience in Linux development and administration

Paul Edwards – pedwards@gte.net
Paul Edwards & Associates

1506 Estates Way
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: 972-242-6660

Paul Edwards & Associates is a full service consulting firm specializing in Hewlett-Packard computer systems. We are a recognized leader in providing professional data processing consulting services and solutions in many industries throughout the U.S. since 1980.

Tony Girgenti – tony@lakesideos.com
Lakeside Office Systems, Inc.

606 Lakeside Park
Southampton, PA  18966-4000
Phone: 215-322-8811

Mike Granahan – mgran56@hotmail.com

I’ve worked on the HP 3000 Series II, III, 42 or 44 and the 980 series in these capacities: Programmer Analyst utilizing HP Cobol I/II, Rapid developer tools (Dictionary, Transact & Report), Powerhouse, Suprtool, Qedit, Image/TurboImage, Adager, Bradmark (DB General), KSAM for MPE & iX, Senior Consultant, Data Processing Manager and Information Systems Director for a mid-sized manufacturing company with 10-12+ million in sales. I recently performed senior QA tasks for a quite large migration for 3+ years, and I was assigned to find all the quirks with the 1st phase of batch processing and screen handling processes utilizing HP Cobol/Acucobol

Krikor Gullekian – krigul@yahoo.com

Phone: 647-216-6599

I have over 30 years of experience with the HP 3000, experience in software design, and programming in HP-MPE, UX, Powerhouse, Cobol, and Oracle. I would like to know more about any opportunity and can send my resume. I am particularly interested if a project can be done telecommuting.

Bruce Hobbs – brucehobbs@engineeredsw.com
Engineered Software

856 N. Monterey St.
Alhambra, CA  91801-1574
Phone: 626-570-8028

20+ years in development & training areas on MPE, MVS, and Unix

Ron Horner
Horner Consulting
 – horner.horner@mindspring.com

7114 97th Ave.
Kenosha, WI  53142
Phone: 262-942-6128

Get EXTREME with your MPE

Al Karman – alkarman@gmail.com
FixIT Computer Systems

731 Violet Circle
Naperville, IL  60540
Phone: 630-779-4847

I’ve been HP 3000 since 1984, and am currently beached in Chicago, and will look at anything in the lower 48. HP 3000 sys admin / Cobol / Powerhouse

Olav Kappert – o.kappert@qc.aibn.com
IOMIT International

53 Seville Drive
Montreal, Quedec, Canada
Phone: 514-683-2158

HP Solutions Provider Partner with 25 years experience. Speedware Value Added Partner with 23 years of experience.

Tom McConnell – tlomica@aol.com

I have over 25 years experience doing MPE programming, especially in COBOL and C, and I am always interested in contract work. I can forward my resume if it will be of interest.

Barbara McCrackenbarbaramccr@msn.com
41 June Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632

Develops and supports HP 3000 MPE applications. Technical skills include COBOL, IMAGE, DBGeneral, Query, Suprtool, Qedit, FTP, Soundex. Last 15 years have been spent as Project Manager, Programmer, Analyst, Database Manager, Technical Support, Quality Control, User Trainer, Department Liaison, 24/7 Support on Pension Retirement System. Responsible for support, maintenance, implementation, integration, research, evaluation, user training and technical support on multi-module batch/online system, monitoring, maintenance of hardware, installation of software upgrades, nightly system backups, troubleshooting hardware, software, user workstations and printers.

Dan MillerLotus23s10@cs.com

635 Walmar Drive
Bay Village, OH 44140
Phone: 440-453-2898

35+ years of HP 3000 experience. All the usual 3rd Party products, all HP Programming Languages including SPL and System Management. Stromasys conversions to Charon HP 3000 Emulator.

Mark Ranft – mark@pro3k.com
Pro 3K

10601 Amery Cir
Inver Grove Hts, MN 55077
Phone: 612-804-2774

Pro 3K is dedicated to the HP e3000. Let us assist you with all your MPE/iX needs.

John Stephens – johnstephens@takecareofit.org
Take Care of IT

Programming expertise in QUIZ, ideally in a MANMAN environment. Otherwise, I’m just a bad-ass HP 3000 sys admin.

Chuck Trites – chuck_trites@yahoo.com
Trites Consulting, Inc.

181 Hillcrest Dr.
Laconia, NH 03246
Phone: 603- 219-1500

I am a FORTRAN and COBOL consultant on the HP 3000 supporting MANMAN and custom COBOL applications for over 25 years. Trites Consulting extracts MANMAN databases to SQL Server, ORACLE and MS Access relational databases.  Custom software programming as well as system management are available on a monthly or yearly basis. FORTRAN, COBOL, BASIC and most 4th generation reporting tools.

Dave Vogt – davevogt@sbcglobal.net

My partner and I have been in the HP 3000 world since 1981.  We have a very long history of COBOL and Cognos experience. Whatever runs on the HP3000, we know it. Qedit, Quad, Query, independent operations and repairs of hardware, Series 987 and more.

We also have some experience in the server world: Windows Server 2000, Server 2003, Server 2008, and extensive knowledge using ByRequest, RPM, Windows XP, Windows 7, and SQL.

Dan Anderson – dano0125@yahoo.com

Phone: 612-267-9807

John Penney – resolutebay@yahoo.com

Archival resources, HP 3000 Contractors

(Unverified since being transferred from OpenMPE’s postings)

Cotter Kimbrough Associates, Inc.corp@cotterkimbrough.com

PO Box 70564
Marietta, GA 30007-0564
Phone: (800) 903-8359

Cotter Kimbrough is an IT Consulting and Staffing company providing services to HP customers throughout North America since 1977; it provides personnel to develop and support HP 3000 MPE applications. We provide contractors to support virtually all MPE-based applications including MANMAN, AMISYS, eXegeSys [formerly MM3000], Ecometry, HP/FA, Boss. Technical skills available include COBOL, Powerhouse, Speedware, Protos, Fortran, and Basic. IT talent with experience using Adager, Suprtool, VPlus, Image, Qedit. Application areas of greatest strength are manufacturing (all types), distribution, corporate administration (including financials), web-based technologies, and intranet development.

5 Diamond IT Consulting info@smallbusinessconsultingexperts.com

3521 Quail View Drive
McKinney, TX 75071
Phone: 888-631-1415

Experienced in MANMAN, DRC, Cobol, Powerhouse, and specialize in integrating HP 3000 into web service environments.

IT Consulting Consortiuminfo@craigs.com

1405 Eighth Avenue SW
Albany, OR  97321
Phone: 541-924-0736
Comment:  Your total technology solution

Lund Performance Solutionsinfo@lund.com

240 2nd Aveune SW
Albany, OR  97321
Phone: 541-812-7600

Lund has provided consulting services to the MPE community.

Monmech Computing Ltdmonmech@blueyonder.co.uk

88 Malvern Road
Bristol BS5 8JB, UK
Phone: +44 117 9398252

Independent HP 3000 Consultancy, Analysis, & Programming

Practical Technology Solutionsjim_chance@yahoo.com

1485 County Road 1575
Ashland, OH  44805
Phone: 419-651-6704

An independent/self-employed provider of premium and practical HP e3000 solutions.

Terry Powelltpowe1@uis.edu
Springfield, Illinois, USA
Phone: 217-899-9373

25+ years HP 3000 experience – Image, HP4GL, SPL, COBOL, TRANSACT, VPLUS.  Experienced in rapid migration from Image, AllBase, KSAM to Oracle, SQL Server, any ODBC compliant DBMS.  Experience with ASP.Net, PHP, Java, IIS, Apache, Windows server.

Randall Enterprisesrandall_enterprise@att.net

Arlington, Texas
Jim Rogers
(817) 564-5432

Owner is a former HP Employee, 33 years total HP3000 Experience. Services include Programming, Systems Management, Systems Design and Maintenance, Systems Tuning, Training, Network Design and Maintenance, Project Management, Database Analysis and Tuning, Business Analysis, on HP3000, UNIX, Linux and PC platforms. Taught at the Community College level, former Software Engineer, M.I.S. Director, and one stop shopping for small to Mid sized companies. We work directly with Vendors, (and make them keep thier commitments), so you don’t have the finger pointing wars. Some former clients include HP, Dell, Compaq, Sikorsky Aircraft, Southwest Airlines, State of Washington, Merck Pharmacheuticals, Bank One, Harris Bank, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Abbot Laboratories, United Technologies, Southwest Medical, AXA Financials, Merrill Lynch, and BT Industries. We work with all size companies.

Roger’s Consulting Services, Inc.rmarcinik@juno.com

526 Hatcher St. SE
Palm Bay, FL  32909-3615
Phone: 321-725-1610

Specializing in Cognos PowerHouse 4GL ADT

ScanConsult IT – Partners – openmpe@scanconsult.dk
Jegstrupvej 96A
Dk-8361 Hasselager Denmark
Phone: +45 8738 7474
Comment:  20+ years of experience with the HP e3000 and with PowerHouse.  HP Solution Partner.


112A Stockton Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
Phone: 408.910.5264

Syllogize, Inc. is a Northern California based consulting group providing solutions in software development, network administration, system migration, hardware configuration and transitional staffing needs.

Dennis Wright Associatesdennis_wright@netzero.net

3995 Rebecca Rd.
Richmond, VA  23234
Phone: 804-271-8015

23+ years HP3000 software application development and system administration.


13 Responses to HP 3000 Consultants

  1. Tony says:

    How do consultants get added to this list? I know of 1 in the UK who is good and occasionally available.

  2. Ron Seybold says:

    Just pass along the information here in the comments field, and we’ll get it included in the page’s information.

  3. Tony says:

    I’ve passed the link to the blog to him and he’ll update directly if he’s keen and available.

  4. juan carlos di luigi says:

    Experiencia comprobada mas de 18 años trabajando con hp-3000 image, reflexion , cobol…

  5. I’m not sure that “bad-ass”, while technically accurate, conveys the proper tone. Then again, you did quote me verbatim. Vive la presse!

  6. One more thing: may we please change my email address to johnstephens@takecareofit.org? That’s the business address; yahoo is for everything but.

  7. Barbara McCracken says:

    Barbara McCracken – barbaramccr@msn.com
    41 June Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632
    (970) 855-0248

    Independent Contractor/Consultant develops and supports HP 3000 MPE applications. Technical skills include COBOL, Image database, DBGeneral, Query, Suprtool, Qedit, FTP, Soundex. Last 15 years have been spent as Project Manager/Programmer/Analyst/Database Manager/Technical Support/Quality Control/User Trainer/Department Liaison, 24/7 Support on Pension Retirement System. Responsible for support, maintenance, implementation, integration, research, evaluation, user training and technical support on multi-module batch/online system, monitoring, maintenance of hardware, installation of software upgrades, nightly system backups, troubleshooting hardware, software, user workstations and printers. Applications included Agency Payroll/Contributions, Membership/Enrollment, Billing, Disability, Calculation of Benefits, Pension Benefits, Pension Payroll, Financials.

  8. Bill Towe says:

    BLS is searching for two or three HP3000 MPE support technicians for hardware and OS support for MPE systems. This is an on-call position and we pay well for your time. Interested parties please contact Bill Towe at btowe@bluelineservices.com.

  9. Stephen Baumgart says:

    I have 40 years of design and system development experience, 35 of those years in development on HP3000, and 30 years in Powerhouse and 8 years of COBOL experience. I have managed the MIS department, managed projects, and performed many system and data migrations. I have a BS in Computer Science from Purdue University. I seek a full-time, permanent or temporary position where my talent and experience will provide value to an organization.

  10. Brian Donnellu says:

    I was around in the 70s and loved the HP and stayed the course. I can help a bit. I love HP3000!

  11. Stephen Baumgart says:

    I am a business applications specialist with 33 years of experience developing systems using Powerhouse and COBOL on HP3000. Do you have or know of a need for full or part time, temporary or permanent expertise that I can deliver?

  12. Mohamed Haneef says:

    We have a hp e3000 system which got recently booted from tape due to some space issues. All required data been restored and some of them are fine.

    One of the appication which is connected thru a terminal emulator (SEDCOTRM) is giving connection error 10061. I doubt there are some issue with confuguration. Anyone can help?

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