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Two New Members Elected to IT Hall of Fame
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An
iconic artist whose work is instantly recognizable to computer users
everywhere and an award-winning journalist whose unique voice has been
part of the information technology (IT) industry for more than two
decades and are the newest members of the IT Hall of Fame.
Susan Kare, designer of many typefaces, icons and marketing material
for the original Macintosh operating system; and Robert Faletra, chief
executive officer of The Channel Company, are the IT Hall of Fame
inductees for 2014.
The announcement was made today by CompTIA, the non-profit trade
association for the IT industry and administrator of the IT Hall of
Fame. Kare and Faletra will be honored at the CompTIA Annual Member
MeetingApril 1-3 in San Diego.
The IT Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made outstanding
contributions or provided outstanding service to the IT channel; and
individuals responsible for outstanding technology innovations.
Kare was elected to the IT Innovator Wing for her work with Apple
Computer; specifically, the breakthrough introduction of the Apple
Macintosh in 1984. The Mac's graphical user interface shielded users
from command line interactions and opened the door to new applications
on the desktop.
"The person responsible for both the computer's icon fonts and for its
visual elements was artist Susan Kare," the IT Hall of Fame selection
committee stated. "The Geneva font; the white screen of the original
Macintosh; the Apple command key icon; and original virtual deck
imagery for Windows Solitaire and many more visual elements created by
Kare live on today."
Faletra was elected to the IT Channel Wing of the Hall of Fame. During
his journalism career he served many editorial roles - reporter,
editor and publisher - at CRN, the largest and most influential
channel media property in North America.
"Bob has been a tireless advocate for the channel," the selection
committee noted. "In addition to having huge pro-channel influence
with the leaders in the vendor community, he consistently has led the
efforts to provide the channel with the knowledge, education and tools
to be successful. Solution providers have been able to utilize the
resources provided by Bob and his team to help effectively manage and
grow their business."
The 2014 IT Hall of Fame Selection Committee judges were Jane Cage,
chief operating officer, Heartland Technology Solutions; Robert
O'Malley, president and chief executive officer, SED International;
Joe Panettieri, executive vice president, Nine Lives Media, Inc.; Todd
Thibodeaux, president and chief executive officer, CompTIA; Frank
Vitagliano, vice president, NA channel sales, Dell; and George
Koroneos, editor-in-chief, VSR Magazine.
The complete roster of IT Hall of Fame inductees is available here.
CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT)
industry. Visit http://www.comptia.org/home.aspx or follow CompTIA at
http://www.facebook.com/CompTIA and twitter.com/comptia.
/CONTACT: Steven Ostrowski, CompTIA, 630-678-8468, email@example.com
/Web Site: http://www.comptia.org
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