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Fred Michanie Portrait

Fred Michanie


Fred J. Michanie was the original founder of Direct Technology in 1995. Fred is a native of Buenos Aires, Argentina who started his technical career as a Software Engineer for a variety of banking institutions including California Federal Savings and Loan, and First Nationwide Bank. His technical career took him from Software Engineering to Software Architecture, building and laying out large banking solutions that bridged the ubiquitous nature of the PC with the power of mainframe applications which later led him to manage teams at Intel Corporation in Folsom, CA.

As of January of this year, Fred Michanie became the CEO of ecats911 – a Direct Technology company dedicated to the conception, development and implementation of state-of-the-art Business Intelligent solutions for the 911 industry. With clear market goals and the focus of IT professionals dedicated to the global success of the 911 industry, ecats has started 2011 with huge success – already integrating five new States and several Counties as new customers in just four months.Fred is married to Gabriela Michanie, who he has two wonderful children with, Mathew and Alex. They enjoy traveling together and discovering new places while immersing themselves into different cultures. The Michanie family recently implemented a solar grid at their home to act on their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint while enjoying their life in the California foothills.

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