||Rich Niemiec is a world renowned Oracle Expert. Rich is an Oracle ACE Director and was a co-founder and the CEO of TUSC, a Chicago-based systems integrator of Oracle-based business solutions started in 1988. Rich has served as President of Rolta TUSC and Rolta EICT. TUSC was the Oracle Partner of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 (Rolta TUSC), & 2011, 2012 (Rolta). Rich is the past President of the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and the current President of the Midwest Oracle Users Group (MOUG). Rich won IOUG’s Chris Wooldridge Award in 2012. Rich is one of six originally honored worldwide Oracle Certified Masters. In 2012, he authored the #1 Oracle bestseller "Oracle11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques," an update of his previous three Oracle best sellers on Oracle 8i, Oracle 9i, and Oracle 10g performance tuning. Rich was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 1998.