George joined the IBM Toronto
Laboratory in May 1985 and worked with the RPG development team for seven years.
After spending a year with the AS/400 languages architecture and planning team
he joined the visual development organization as the compiler development team
leader for the first release of VARPG and later became the Visual RPG
Development Manager. Currently he is the Technical Manager for all of the RPG
compilers on the iSeries and Windows platforms. In addition, he is the technical
development manager for a new generation of tooling based on the eclipse
He is a frequent award-winning speaker at COMMON, conferences and user groups worldwide. He authored many books including 'ILE- A First Look', 'RPG IV By example' and most recently he co-authored, with Phil Coulthard the books: 'Java for RPG programmers', and 'Java for COBOL Programmers On OS/390 and OS/400''.