I was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. We moved to Smyrna, Tennessee my sophomore year of high school. I went into the Army National Guard after high school, becoming an Avionics Radar Repair Operator (35-R). When I turned 20 in 1980, I was hired by a small computer company, M&S Computing. By 1982, I was sent to the Netherlands with my wife and young, army-paid-for, son. We had a daughter while we lived for 2 and one half years in Holland. We returned to the United States and I remained in the CAD/CAM industry until 1992, when I began working in the printing/reprographics industry for the next 17 years. I have been involved in Customer Support and Engineering for 30 years. It landed me in the IRGA Hall of Fame. Being President is Customer Support on a grand scale but as someone who was on call 24/7/365 for 30 years I look forward to doing that. Father of three great kids and grandfather to ten beautiful grand kids.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. Teddy Roosevelt