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Ernie Redfern
Chief Information Officer
Blommer Chocolate

Ernie Redfern

Ernie Redfern is the Chief Information Officer for Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest producer of bulk chocolate in North America.  He began his career in information technology while serving in the U.S. Army designing and implementing secured communications system for the National Security Agency.  Ernie worked on the initial Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) of the U.S. Department of Defense which later became what is now known as the Internet.  Upon returning to civilian life he started a company, LANAC Technology Corp which specialized in assisting companies implement financial and analytical system to monitor critical business matrixes.  Ernie has appeared as an expert witness on the Internet in a number of court proceedings.  He is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois.  He has a daughter who is graduating from high school this year and a son who attends the University of Iowa.