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Don Reid


Don Reid

Hometown: Vancouver, WA

Current City: Vancouver, WA

Education:
Associates of Arts and Sciences; Clark College
BA, English and Secondary Education; Portland State University

Languages spoken: English

Professional experience:
After teaching in the public school system Don ventured into the world of technology in 1996. Don began his career as a Software Instructor/Applications Engineer for Instromedix. After leaving Instromedix he found an opportunity at ABC Technologies and began there in Technical Support. After three years, Don joined the Training department and began teaching courses on Activity-Based Management. SAS purchased this company and Don is still in the Education division.

Courses I teach include

ABC Modeling Using SAS Activity-Based Management 7.x
SAS Activity-Based Management 7.x Advanced Reporting and Analysis
Using SAS Tools for Profitability Performance Management
Data Integration for SAS Activity-Based Management 7.x

LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dnreid

Recommended resources:
Books: Common Cents by Peter Turney; Anything by Gary Cokins
Discussion forums: Activity Based Management Community on LinkedIn
Other resources: Consortium of Advanced Management International CAM-I

What students are saying:

Don was extremely helpful. I liked that he wanted to ensure we could apply what we learned in class to our model when back to the office.
Don has a gift for tailoring the content to the level of the student. Very available to answer questions.
Very helpful! Great resource!

What is your favorite training course and why?
ABC Modeling Using SAS Activity-Based Management. It is always interesting and valuable to help an organization find ways to improve its business without the need of laying people off.

Do you have any hobbies, favorite activities, or hidden talents?
I'm an amateur photographer. I like to shoot pictures of lightning and fireworks the most, but nature photography is also fun for me. I am also a closet furniture restorer. I take old beaten furniture and fix and refinish to make it look new.

What is your favorite movie, book, artist, or musician?
I have many favorite musicians. Right now I would say that Steven Wilson is my favorite. He has many projects he works with including, Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, No-Man and solo works. All of his music comes from deep inside him.

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