The NCS Team
After a 27-year U.S. Air Force military career, JR Swartz founded Northern Computer Service in 2006. Steadily increasing its service offerings, NCS opened its first store location in 2009.
In 2013 Bella Designs merged with NCS to significantly increase our web site development and graphic design services.
NCS has quickly grown to be the largest computer service provider in the northwoods.
NCS has hand-selected a quality staff of exceptionally skilled and talented employees. Each employee is uniquely skilled, trained or educated in specific technical areas to provide our customers with the absolute best service.
Mr. Swartz has more than 30 years of hands-on computer engineering experience in secure computing environments for the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC).
In 1992, supporting the Air Force’s Electronic Security Command’s Space & Advanced Programs offices, Mr Swartz was the lead and founding engineer in a World Wide Network (WAN) implementation of highly-secure computing technology allowing the various Intelligence Agencies to communicate and share critical intelligence data, a very first of it’s kind. Called Trusted Network Environment (TNE), this suite of extremely secure software products allows users with various government security clearances to securely share information across the globe.
In 1994, working directly with both Sun Microsystems and Digital Equipment Corporation (DIGITAL), Mr. Swartz was one of the first engineers to integrate Oracle’s trusted database on Compartmented Mode Workstations (CMW) in a National Security Agency (NSA) certified configuration.
In 2001, Mr. Swartz was solely responsible for landing a $1M computer design contract with The Boeing Company to place the Trusted Network Environment (TNE) technology aboard the Presidential Command Post (E4B).
In 2004, Mr. Swartz was hired by Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. (now Raytheon) and led the trusted application development laboratory in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Swartz directed his team of highly-skilled secure systems engineers in the design, development, and deployment of several complex Secure Linux (SELinux) commercial cross-domain software products supporting the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy and other U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) organizations.
In 2009 Mr. Swartz was promoted to Regional Director, Professional Services at Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc. in support of expanded software development efforts and accepting additional responsibility in project and business growth.
Ed Pomianek is the business and operations manager for NCS.
Ed has cultivated a career of more than 40+ years in the Information Technology (IT) field. Cutting his teeth on IBM 360 mainframe data systems in the early 1970's, Ed provided IT engineering support at Arco (Atlantic Richfield) for more than 11 years before expanding his IT career at Mobile Oil for 9 additional years. He also managed HMO data systems in in Chicago for more than 4 years.
In 1991 Ed was promoted to Regional System Operations Manager, managing three nation-wide corporate data centers for Cigna. Supervising a staff of more than 20 IT professionals, Ed managed the enterprise-level systems, which provided millions of finiancial and patient data records for Cigna.
Eddie is the NCS Lead Engineer in charge of our computer repair department. Eddie performs more than 600 technical repairs annually. His repairs are superior, and we know this because each and every repair performed by NCS is verified by a call-back to ensure we've done our job. Eddie consistently receives rave reviews by our customers.
Eddie's extensive experience in computer repair spans the entire gambit of hardware and software. Eddie routinely repairs computers infected by complicated virus', replaces damaged hard disk drives, recovers lost or damaged data, performs software installations, and much more.
Eddie has streamlined our computer repair department and, in most cases, your computer repair should be accomplished in a few days rather than weeks, like our competitors.
Robin leads the NCS residential and commercial service call department.
Nikki manages our Web Services and Graphic Design Department. Nikki, former owner of Bella Designs, merged with NCS in 2013. Her incredible artistic talents, combined with her technical web development skills has brought NCS to a entirely new level.
She is well known and very well respected in the community for her web sites and graphic design projects. She has provided the Minocqua Chamber, Tomahawk Chamber, and other local community groups with beautiful web sites, event posters, business logs, and other graphical advertisements.
Nikki received her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA), with an emphasis in photography from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire in 2004.
Lois brings more than 30 years of professional Human Resources (HR) and financial expertise to NCS.
Lois' financial career began in 1960 as a bank teller in Kankakee, Illinois. Her hardworking attitude and professional personality consistantly esculated her responsibilities rising to Vice President, Human Resources for Kankakee Federal Savings and Loan.