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Director of Information Systems and Knowledge Management

Canal Barge Company Inc

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Canal Barge Company Inc

835 Union Street

New Orleans, Louisiana 70112

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1933, Canal Barge Company, Inc. is a family-owned, independent marine transportation company headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. The name "Canal Barge" dates back to our early years when we operated one barge exclusively along the Gulf Int ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

President

Applied Talent LLC

Affiliations

Board Member
New Orleans Food

Founder
Gentle Electric

Founder, Senior Technical Manager, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Borland

Founder, Senior Technical Manager, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
Convenos LLC

Founder, Senior Technical Manager, Vice President of Engineering, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member
WaveFrame Incorporated

Faculty Member
University of California at Santa Cruz

Education

University of California at Santa Cruz

Bachelor's Degree

University of California at Santa Cruz

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Louisiana IT Symposium | October 25, 2016

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Carl Fravel Director of IT Canal Barge

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Carl Fravel
Director of IT Canal Barge
Carl Fravel is Director of Information Systems and Knowledge Management at Canal Barge Company in New Orleans. Carl initially joined Canal Barge Company in 2009 as a technology strategy consultant, and then transitioned to Director of the IS department. Carl has been in professional software development and technology management for over 40 years, including technology leadership roles at WaveFrame Corporation, Borland, Synchron Networks, Convenos, Applied Talent, and TurboSquid. Carl has also served as President and on the Board of Directors of the New Orleans Food and Farm Network, and on the boards of directors of, or management consultant to, a number of high tech companies in California and New Orleans. Carl has his Bachelor's Degree from, as well as graduate studies at, the University of California at Santa Cruz, double majoring in Information Science and Music, and served for 2 years on its faculty. Carl and his wife Terry have lived in New Orleans since 2007.


Turbo Squid -- Company Management

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Carl Fravel, Vice President, Engineering Carl combines over 30 years of engineering and management experience with a broad background in audio, experimental film, and 3D graphics.Carl graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz, where he also served as a faculty member, and as the director of the UCSC Electronic Music Studio, which he co-founded in in the early seventies.As some of his most notable achievements, Carl designed analog and digital synthesizer components at Gentle Electric, managed and led applications software architecture for WaveFrame-an early digital audio workstation used in film and TV postproduction-and oversaw the JBuilder 1.0 development effort as a senior engineering manager in the Java and Enterprise Products Groups at Borland.Carl was also a founder, executive manager and board member of a number of high tech companies, including Gentle Electric, Synchron Networks, and Xylim.Additionally, he also co-founded Scybrid Studios, an indie film company.Most recently, Carl served as Director of Engineering at Convenos, a web-conferencing company that integrates its conferencing software with Skype and Salesforce.com.


About Us - Applied Talent - Technology Strategy, Software Development and Project Management

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Carl Fravel Carl combines over 30 years of engineering and management experience with a broad background in software design and development, audio technologies, experimental film, and 3D graphics. Carl has served as a founder, senior technical manager, VP of Engineering, COO, CEO, and board member of a number of high tech companies, including Gentle Electric, WaveFrame, Borland, Synchron Networks, Xylim, Convenos, and TurboSquid, as well as leading many independent technology consulting projects. Carl also co-founded Scybrid Studios, an indie film company. Carl graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz, where he also served as a faculty member. Carl has been living and working in New Orleans since early 2007.


Gentle Electric Home Page

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While working at Aries Music in the Fall of 1976, Carl Fravel had some conversations with Dennis Colin, the designer of the Arp2600 and of the Aries, about pitch following for analog synthesizer control.

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After leaving Aries, Carl founded Gentle Electric, for which he designed a pitch follower a using a different approach (a time-domain pattern recognition algorithm), and included envelope following and envelope triggering features. Gentle Electric's early business included custom synthesizer work and prototype quantity circuit board manufacturing, until the pitch follower was ready for manufacturing. Approximately 200 of these pitch followers were sold over the next 10 years. The pitch follower existed in 5 configurations... Original prototype - mounted in an Aries Synthesizer module, still owned by Carl Fravel In a blue and white metal cabinet.
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In 1977, Carl relocated Gentle Electric to Santa Cruz, CA, concurrent with accepting a part time faculty position with the UCSC Electronic Music Studio.
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Carl relocated Gentle Electric to Delta, CO in 1980, employed the services of Ed Horton, and turned over the daily operations of Gentle Electric to Ed in 1986 when Carl accept a position at WaveFrame in Boulder, CO.
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Carl relocated Gentle Electric to Delta, CO in 1980, employed the services of Ed Horton, and turned over the daily operations of Gentle Electric to Ed in 1986 when Carl accept a position at WaveFrame in Boulder, CO.
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Carl and Steven created a company called AFI (Adams-Fravel, Inc) in about 1986 to build a new version of the pitch follower as a plug-in ISA card for IBM PC's and compatibles.
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Brian Eno purchased a Gentle Electric pitch and envelope follower from Carl at the "garage" factory in Santa Cruz in approximately 1979 or 1980.
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Please direct inquiries and feedback to Carl Fravel.


Gentle Electric Home Page

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Carl Fravel, office manager at Aries 1975-76, then founded Gentle Electric in 1976

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If you recognize more people in this picture, or have other pictures, drop me a note, thanks - Carl
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Please direct inquiries and feedback to Carl Fravel.

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