Staff

Some of our technicians have been with the company for over 20 years. That says two things. It means they enjoy working with a company that treats its employees well. Secondly, it means that our clients receive service from technicians with years of experience in their field and more importantly, know their client's specific equipment. At CCS Technologies we believe in forging those long and caring relationships. That's why our employees, and customers, stay with us so long and it's also why we encourage certification, experience and above all else: customer service skills. Once you get to know a CCS technician, you'll understand what we mean by "Personal Service.".

Ryan McMillen

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 Owner/President

Specializations: Appriver Services, Websites, Customer Support

Ryan began his technology career in the US Navy repairing RADAR for F/A-18 fighter jets. After working for Unisys as a Field Engineer, he started working at CCS Technologies in 2000. He gained certifications as a Lexmark printer technician, Hellermann Tyton certified network cabling technician and A+ PC technician. He currently is the go-to tech for issues related to Appriver Spam and E-Mail services, Webhosting, website design and serves as our lead technician and sales representative. In his off time, Ryan enjoys watching the Indianapolis Colts and making beer. He is married with two children.

 


Joe Halstead

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Coproprietor / Operations Manager - Employed since 2014
Specializations: Office 365 Migrations, Enterprise Wi-Fi and Networking, Cloud Specialist, Surveillance Systems, E-commerce, Backup Solutions Specialist, Technical Sales, and Search Engine Optimization.

Joe became interested in technology at a young age and enjoyed disassembling broken electronics. In the 90s he was fascinated by bulletin board systems that would allow him to download software and data from other users. He would purchase domains from his local telephone company and create websites using Netscape Composer.  Later in life he would start his own IT company named Logical PC Solutions which eventually became part of CCS.


 

Jorge AriasJorge Arias - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lead Technician / Sales - Employed since 2011
Specializations: Infection Removal, Enterprise Wi-Fi and Networking, Firewall Specialist, Backup Solutions Specialist, iPhone/iPad Training, Bench Technician, and Technical Sales.

Originally from Chicago and moved up to this great state in 2004. Attended Grand Valley State University then transferred to Baker College. Finished Associates and Bachelor’s degrees at Baker. Enjoys working on cars but not as much as computers.

 


Ryan McMillen

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Consultant / Former President

As one of the founders in 1976, Greg has been involved with many different technologies over the past 37 years. IT looks very different today with all the mobility than it did in 1976.  The IT roots came from the paper tape, punch cards, mainframes, CP/M machines, then all the PC’s we saw in the 80’s to the servers/networking in the 90’s and all the internet expansion in the first decade of 2000! We still enjoy change and especially the continual learning along the way. Our focus still remains on keeping you operational.  Greg’s favorite IT advice since 1976: “You can never have enough backups” and this applies even more in today’s IT world.

 


Jeff Verry

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Technician / Sales - Employed since 2006
Specializations: Technical Sales, Enterprise Software and Project Management, Windows and Mac desktop support

Jeff joined the company in the summer of 2006 and has worked in a variety of capacities including ERP/CRM software implementation and custom programming. While consulting in California, he was instrumental in rebuilding a tech support department at a graduate school help desk using the CCS Technologies model: “Local Support, Personal Service!”

 


Karen StricklandKaren Strickland - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technician - Employed since 1987
Specializations: Microsoft Licensing, Microsoft Servers, Custom Programming

Karen started at CCS Technologies in 1987 as our in-house programmer after earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Grand Valley State University in Information Systems. She has been with us through our transition from a data processing company to a West Michigan leader in technology sales and service.  She initially gained her Windows Server MCP certification in 2001 and has been our go-to tech for Microsoft servers and licensing ever since.  She has experience installing a number of the commonly used accounting packages including Quickbooks and Peachtree.  When she is not working, Karen likes to travel, read, cook and make hand-made greeting cards.

Microsoft Certified Professional

 


Drew RoweDrew Rowe - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technician - Employed since 2012
Specializations: Infection Removal, Backup Specialist, Hardware Troubleshooting, Bench Technician

Drew started working for CCS Technologies in November of 2012 right after he graduated from Baker College. He has lived in the Grand Haven area his whole life. He attended a two year PC and Networking Technology class at the Careerline Tech Center in Holland and then went to Baker College in Muskegon where he earned his associate and bachelor degrees in Information Technology and Security with a 3.92 GPA. His father and brother are responsible for getting him interested in technology at young age. He has been the go to tech guy for his friends and family for several years. He enjoys the challenge of solving other people’s computer problems as well as learning about new technologies and what they can do to make people’s lives easier. When he is not at work he enjoys reading science fiction and fantasy novels, computer games, and tinkering with new technology.

 


Rich RaabRich Raab - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technician - Employed since 2018
Specializations: Infection Removal, Backup Specialist, Hardware Troubleshooting, Bench Technician

Rich has blown us away with his technical knowledge, customer service skills and desire to be part of a team. His background as a manager helped bring him to the top of our list due to his experience with dealing with customer issues, time sensitive emergencies and thinking on his feet. He has been pursuing a degree in Information Technology with an emphasis on Cyber Security at Baker College while also acquiring a CompTIA A+ certification, Security+ and most recently a Network+ certification. When he’s not working or busy with his large family of five children, he tries to squeeze in time for his hobbies which include weightlifting, painting, writing bad science fiction and horror stories, or playing video games with his wife. 


Michael HegedusMichael Hegedus - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Technician - Employed since 2019
Specializations: Web Development, Microsoft Servers, Enterprise Network Engineering, Network Administration, Desktop Support, Surveillance and Infrastructure Installation.

Michael is our newest Baker College alum, having transferred from CMU for a degree in Computer Networking. His experience in the public sector has given him a wide variety of skillsets that make him a jack-of-all-trades with technology. He enjoys staying up-to-date with video games, particularly Virtual Reality and is the Game Master of his Dungeons and Dragons group.

 


Office Hours:

Allendale
Mon-Fri 8am - 5:00pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Grand Haven: 
Mon - Thu 9am - 6pm
Fri 10am - 6pm 
Sat 10am - 3pm, Closed Sunday

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