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First of all I wish to thank the many individuals and organizations whose web site links appear on this site.  Without these resources, this site would not have been possible.

I also wish to take this opportunity to thank some of my computer industry colleagues and associates, all of whom helped with their friendship, expertise, and marketing support:

Carl E. Cantrell, Chief Systems Engineering Division, Data Processing Center, Office of the Comptroller, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  After being recalled to the US Army, I was assigned to his Data Processing Center where I did a mainframe computer feasibility analysis and for which Mr. Cantrell graciously wrote a Letter of Commendation in my behalf. 
General Electric St. Louis Division Manager Bill Duster and Kansas City Branch Manager Jack Lorenze who hired, mentored, and inspired me as GE Information Systems Division Account Representative.
General Electric Kansas City Information Systems Branch Manager Edward B. Codd who added his valuable support and encouragement as I (and as Jack Lorenze liked to say) "hurdled the barricades" in hot pursuit of General Electric and later, Honeywell mainframe computer customers.
And, while working for the Honeywell Federal Systems Division, one of my most vivid memories was a trip I made to Scott Air Force Base where I made a presentation on the Honeywell Series 6000 "Woldwide Military Command and Control" computer system.   Clicking on this link: wwmccs takes you to a writeup about this huge Department of Defense project.
I also want to thank the many General Electric Information Systems Division and Honeywell Computer Division instructors, and especially General Electric's Arthur Ferguson whose brilliant expertise and training gave me an excellent foundation of understanding of the hardware and software architechure of small, medium, and large-scale mainframe computers.  Later the General Electric and Honeywell training staffs taught me valuable specialized industry specific marketing skills and techniques.
Finally, I wish also to thank the many other specialists that I worked with at General Electric and later Honeywell, but especially General Electric Systems Analysts Charles Kuhlmann and Jules Maderos whose expert programming and systems knowledge was invaluable to me during computer marketing career.

GE Branch Manager Ed Codd - Bob Bunn - Jules Maderos

Aug. 1966 - Bob Bunn and Tim Sandvoss - GE COBOL Programming School - LINK

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