MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS:
"My grandfather. He is where I get my entrepreneurial spirit and strong work ethic. He started a small grocery store in downtown Kalamazoo many years ago. The lessons he taught me include working hard and leading your life with as much integrity as possible."
LAST BOOK READ:
"On the Wings of Eagles by Ken Follett. Itís the story of Ross Perot rescuing the EDS executives held hostage in Iran."
WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME:
WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED:
"Wireless networks are still in their infancy. Data rates will continue to grow, devices will continue to shrink, and more and more everyday gadgets will be connected. Right now, this industry is ripe for consolidation. The current crop of small players will get bought up or pushed out in favor of a few dominant companies."
FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET:
"I'd like to say my wireless network, but it's actually my TiVo. It lets me view TV and movies on my schedule. But my TiVo is hooked up to my home wireless network."
"Wherever my wife, family, and friends are."
"Anything ethnic: sushi, Mexican, Italian, Indian, Thai."
MY HIDDEN TALENT:
"Being slightly clairvoyant in the most non-useful yet impressive ways."
HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED:
"I want to be remembered as someone who led a good life, was a good family member, good friend, and someone who left a small but noticeable mark on his world."
At the annual awards reception in May 2015, one Leader & Innovator from the previous 12 months will be selected as the Leader & Innovator of the Year.