Ramesh Veluvolu has been hired by the software development unit of Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock, where he will design, develop, test and deploy applications using the .NET framework and SQL Server database.
Jason Dobbs has joined Mainstream Technologies in Little Rock as a service technician. Dobbs has a degree in graphic design and Web development from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and previously worked as an offline technician for ABC Financial.
Zach Leach has been promoted supervisory control and data acquisition system and network systems administrator by the Conway Corp. Leach was hired as an information systems technician I in May 2012 and was promoted to an information systems technician II a year later.
John Burgess began his career in software development with Arkansas Systems Inc. in 1987. A year later he began a similar job at Dillard’s, where he stayed until he co-founded Mainstream Technologies Inc. in 1996. He also serves on the board of advisers for the International Association of Cloud & Managed Service Providers.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau is being recognized as a “Friend” of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. In addition, Farm Bureau Executive Vice President Ewell Welch, who is retiring at the end of 2013, is receiving a Distinguished Service Award from the college.