Robert is a born and raised Tulsa boy who, after getting out of college, heeded those immortal words "Go West young man" and went to Marin County in Northern California to make his fortune. He spent the next 25 years there building and running Teletronix Systems, Inc., a company he founded. This company manufactured closed circuit television remote control equipment, mostly for the security industry. While there, he met and married his wife of 14 years, Sharon. She brought to the marriage her two daughters, April and Kimberly, which swelled the family to four. Shortly thereafter, they acquired two cats, White Socks and Tiger which increased the count to six.
About 5 years ago he got an opportunity to sell his company and return to his roots. He settled back in Tulsa, bought a home, and founded the company he now runs, Embedded Technologies. The original thrust of the company was to design and prototype computer based stand alone products for commercial clients. As Personal Computers evolved into commodity products that have become one of the best buys in the electronics industry, Robert persuaded more and more of his clients into creating their products as peripheral devices attached to standard PCs. This resulted in more software and less hardware in the design process. He now specializes in developing software, mostly using Visual Basic.
Robert ran across the Tulsa Computer Societies' paper, the I/O Port, and decided to join in order to meet with fellow PC users. He is a long time Corporate Sponsor and Advertiser who believes in the Societies' mission "Computer users helping computer users".
In the last few months, he has assumed leadership of the Visual Basic Special Interest Group. He hopes to be able, over the next several months, to take enough time out of his busy schedule to allow for the development of a regular training course on how to use Visual Basic to solve everyday problems. He believes that this type of high level software will make it possible for an entire class of people to achieve an unprecedented control over the computer products that they own.
Robert operates out of his home situated on 3 acres in Owasso. The family now has an additional three cats, Toy , Radar, and Shadow, along with a dog ,Sadie. This brings the family count to ten. While Robert makes his living Using Visual Basic, TCS members may call him at his office with Visual Basic questions. His number is 272-6711. If he happens to be out leave a message on his voice mail and he will get back to you as soon as is practical.
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