John Nicol was one of the early developers at Macola, where his career spanned over 15 years. Mr. Nicol began his tenure at Macola as head of support and documentation for the Operator 10 product line, which is still the leading Municipal Water and Wastewater Plant software product in the industry today. Macola sold Operator 10 in the early 90’s, and Mr. Nicol then moved on to become a Manufacturing Consultant for the Progression product line, and became APICS certified. As a product consultant he coordinated and managed many on-site implementations of full Progression manufacturing systems.
John then moved on to working on the Quality Assurance team and was responsible for testing and approving all Macola processes. However, Mr. Nicol is best known as the manager of the development team which produced all of the Macola Visual Tool applications. Key accomplishments included the Bill of Resource, the Visual Bill Builder, Serial/Lot Trace and Visual Menu Builder. He was also the key developer of the new MRP system for Macola ES. That system, a complete re-write in transact SQL, led to a significant boost in re-gen performance over the Progression version.
Mr. Nicol was instrumental in moving Macola into the object-oriented world of programming, and took the lead in developing object models for inventory, order entry, bill of material, and Macola security.
Mr. Nicol joined WiSys in 2005 and is the designer and developer of the WiSys Business Object Library, the SF Work Center Reporting, POP Desktop application and the Pick/Pack module. John is also responsible for the architecture and development of the Wisys Agility modules.