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Alumni News Briefs
Phil Baker '65 was a winner of San Diego's 2001 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the Consumer Products category. He is president of Think Outside Inc. and inventor of the Stowaway line of folding keyboards. He was featured in the Winter 2001 issue of WPI West.
Rick Follett '69 and his wife of 32 years, Cheryl, moved to Tampa, Fla., last year, after 15 years in New Hampshire. Rick is director of applications at PLX Technology, based in Sunnyvale, Calif. He spends at least two weeks each month in California and the rest of his working time in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he heads up the East Coast office. Their daughter, Heidi, and her husband live in nearby Lutz. Their son, Patrick, is a college student in Charleston, S.C.
Peter Rado '70 of Los Altos, Calif., recently became vice president of engineering at Sun Microsystems Inc.
Keith B. Payea '79 of Santa Rosa, Calif., has been appointed research and development manager at TrueTime, which develops precision time and frequency products used in many technology-based markets that require greater accuracy and resolution than can be obtained from conventional timing devices.
Scott Nacey '83 and his wife, Marybeth, are the proud parents of a son, Michael John, who was born April 11, 2001, in Palo Alto, Calif. He checked in at a healthy, happy 7 pounds 11 ounces.
Carol Wilder '86 is working in worldwide business development for Intel in Sacramento, Calif. On Feb. 26, 2001, she adopted her daughter, Portia Elisabeth Feng-Ting, in Nanning, Guang Xi, China.
The wedding of Adam Pease '89 to Agnes Ramos took place on the beach in Bodega Bay, Calif., in August 2000, with David Rothkopf '89 as best man. Adam is a program manager and director of Knowledge Systems at Teknowledge in Palo Alto, and Agnes is a physical therapist.
Louis A. Delzompo '90 (MBA) of Fremont, Calif., has been appointed vice president of products at Rainfinity in San Jose. The company provides high-availability software for e-business infrastructure --software that ensures reliability, security and speed.
Eric N. Billingsley '95 of San Francisco, Calif., is the owner of BayAreaBrains. Billed as an alliance of many of the best minds in Silicon Valley, the firm brings teams of skilled computer and networking professionals together to help clients address challenging problems.
Stephen Dupree '99 is now a software development engineer for Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Wash.
The appointment in May of a WPI graduate to a senior post at GeneMachines in San Carlos, Calif., is billed by the company as a move to accelerate the firm's growth as a provider of automated solutions and applications support to the genomics community.
Patricia Gray '99 (M. Eng. biomedical engineering; MBA '01) was named vice president for development. The company says her appointment will strenghten its product development capabilities.
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