Project Manager & Senior Support Specialist
TIME IN INDUSTRY
Started in June, 1979. Over 35 years.
I am President of the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin, IL
Where did you get your degree?
University of Chicago, BA in Public Affairs
Where were you born?
Illinois Central Hospital, 5800 S. Stoney Island Ave, Chicago, IL. Born Sunday, May 19 at 11:25 AM Standard time cheating my Mother out of 1-hour of labor as the City of Chicago was on daylight savings time (12:25 PM) and the hospital, operated by the railroad, was on standard time.
What do you think sets Waident apart?
First, the effort that we make to frequently communicate to our clients what we are doing and when we are doing it. Our clients are never in the dark. Second, being able to support all of our client’s technology instead of just one or two pieces of it.
What clients say about the support he provides:
“I appreciate working with Ed. He gets things done in a timely manner and is a pleasure to work with.”
“Ed is great! Responsive, professional, patient. Thanks!”
“Ed is always the best. He quickly addresses any issue, whether software, hardware, or third-party; sometimes I wonder if he could even help with plumbing, finance, or personal things!”
“Ed was understanding, responsive and looked for ways to resolve my problem without interrupting my day…..great job.”
Tell us about some of your favorite things.
Breaking Away and Somewhere in Time
Chicago has sports teams?
Railway Preservation and Railroad History including President of the Fox River Trolley Museum in South Elgin, IL and Vice President of the Shore Line Interurban Historical Society in Lake Forest, IL.; Being Santa Claus on the Polar Express; 18th and early 19th century American History; Model Railroading
I have a wife and two wonderful daughters – one in Elementary School and the other in Jr. High School, and little 10 pound doggy named Minnie. I enjoy spending time with them on our trips to Hawaii, Disney World and the Caribbean.
Bones, Big Bang Theory (I went to school with guys like these), Defiance, HBO’s Newsroom
40’s Swing Music—especially Glen Miller
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, Durango, Colorado, New Orleans, Louisiana