Ray Kase has been hired as Luzerne County government’s new information technology director.
The position had been vacant since Mauro DiMauro resigned Dec. 16. County 911 GIS Manager David Skoronski had been filling in as temporary director since March.
Kase said he owned an IT consulting business primarily working with school districts in recent years and previously worked for 20 years in IT management positions for school districts throughout the state.
Initially immersed in an assessment of county staff and technology support needs, Kase said he is now heavily focused on two critical projects related to network connectivity in buildings and servers that hold county data and programs.
A council majority had voted in January to earmark up to $2.463 million in federal American Rescue Plan funding to cover a range of hardware, software and services, including a virtualization infrastructure upgrade that IT representatives had characterized as urgent.