HAYWARD, CA--Jupiter Systems is saddened to announce the unexpected death of Wayne Wahlenmeier, vice president of sales and marketing, and highly regarded industry leader and pioneer, on June 28. Wahlenmeier was also a multiple recipient of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He was 63 years old.
"Wayne was instrumental in setting up and building the Jupiter direct sales team and its global network of value-added resellers and integrators," said Eric Wogsberg, president of Jupiter Systems. "In many ways Wayne was the public face of Jupiter Systems. He was a friend and a colleague, and his presence will be greatly missed."
Wahlenmeier served Jupiter Systems for 12 years. In the 20 years prior he had held sales/marketing and senior management positions with IBM, Honeywell, National Semiconductor, Evolution Computer Systems, and Fujitsu. During that time he gained familiarity with multiple channels of distribution as well as wide exposure in IT systems from mainframes to mini-computers and PCs. He went on to found a minicomputer company, took it public, and merged it with another publicly held corporation.
He is survived by his wife, his father, his son, and four grandchildren. A memorial service will be held in Northern California at a later date.