Under the name of Heck Solutions I provide data management and data automation solutions to help your organization manage its data better.

About Douglas Heck

I’ve been working in technology since 1979, right after United States Air Force basic training. That’s a lot of experience with technology! I’ve worked with and through so many great improvements in technology.

With a lot of technical school and experience with electronics, teletype equipment, weather equipment and crypto maintenance, the US Air Force provided me with a great start. After my time with the Air Force, I worked as a subcontractor with national security, supporting technology. After 2 years at Fort Meade, I spent 10 years with Ford Aerospace performing integration and test on many systems, again for national security. While at Ford Aerospace, I crossed over from Electrical Engineering evening studies to Computer Management and Information Technology, concentrating on database engineering, software development and systems integration. After gaining great experience at Ford, and a couple years with The Analytical Sciences Corporation (TASC), I ventured out on my own to work as a consultant with a broad set of businesses and organizations. 

After nearly ten years as a consultant, I co-founded a local technology company where I supported many organizations in Carroll County as well as all of Maryland and 5 other states. After 11 years working with the technology company I returned to consulting. 

Continuous Learning

Staying on top of technology requires constant effort and learning. I enjoy learning new techniques to apply to new challenges. I have always studied existing and upcoming technology to arm myself with the skill set to design and implement the best solution for my customers’ situations. I have been blessed with both great challenges and with the ability to build great solutions for great customers. 

Continuous Improvement 

You are important to me. The success of your business is important to me. If you need my assistance, please reach out to me – if I don’t have the right skill set for your project, I might be able to steer you in the right direction. I want you to find the right solution. I want to see your enterprise make continuous improvements in your use of technology.

My Community Involvement

Community is important to me. We need to be involved and active. I am a part of the following organizations:

  • Taneytown Heritage and Museum Association (THMA) – I am a member of the THMA and an active volunteer of the Taneytown History Museum since the initial discussion to create the museum in 2003. As a volunteer I have built display cases, Plexiglas welding, designed and hosted the original website, chaired the Holiday of Trees fundraiser for the first few years, made pieces and parts for a number of displays, and much more.
  • Grace United Church of Christ – I am a church member and one of several deacons.
  • Taneytown Chamber of Commerce – I have been a member since about 1996. I have served as the president, as well as the chairman of the museum committee.
  • Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour – I was a member of the studio tour in December of 2019 and 2020 as Doug’s Turnings. I’ll be a member again of the tour in December 2021 and am looking forward to sharing my beautiful woodwork with you.