2008 Inductees

  • 2008 Laser Trailblazer Hall of Fame Inductees   

     

    Scott Dale
    Class of 1987
    ENTREPRENEUR • INDUSTRIAL LEADER

    • Stanford University, CA, BS in Computer Science - 1991
    • Apple Computer, Software Developer - 1991
    • Hewlett Packard, Software Architect - 1997
    • Supportsoft - CTO, Founder - Subscriber Provisioning and Support Software for Comcast, BellSouth, AT&T, Cox, Charter, Time Warner, Verizon, Belgacom, UPC
    • Created software serving over 20 million consumer broadband customers, grew from 3 to 300 people, public in 2001, 3 development sites worldwide - 2005
    • Houseglue, President, Founder - Real time media synchronization for close knit social networks - 2007
    • Zynga Gaming, Vice President Engineering, Casual gaming start-up with 9.7 million users - Present
    • Patents:
      7,010,693 Software Vault
      6,754,707 Secure Computer Support System
      6,442,684 Determining a Current Machine State of Software
      6,163,859 Software Vault
      6,158,001 Automatic Configuration Generation
      5,996,073 System and Method for Determining Computer Application State

       

    Keith B. Hall
    Class of 1972 
    PROFESSIONAL

    • Coe College, IA, BA in Business Administration & Economics - 1976
    • Harvard Graduate School of Business, MA, MBA in Finance & Strategic Planning - 1980
    • Ford Motor Company, MI, Cost Accountant - 1978
    • Kohler Company, WI, Manager, Strategic Planning -1982
    • Otis Elevator Company, CT, Senior Financial Analyst - 1985
    • United Technologies Corporate Headquarters, CT, Manager, Business Development - 1986 Manager, Financial Analysis - 1987
    • Carrier World Headquarters, NY, Director, Financial Planning & Analysis - 1989
    • Carrier North American Operations, NY, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - 1995
    • Legent Corporation, VA, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - 1995
    • Loctite Corporation, CT, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - 1997 -
    • Broadway & Seymour, Inc., NC, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - 1999
    • LendingTree, Inc., NC, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - 2007

     

    Mark Meisenheimer
    Class of 1990
    ENTERTAINMENT • ATHLETICS • ARTS

    • University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, BA in Mass Communications - 1994
    • WITI-TV6, WI, Sports Producer - 1996
    • KDUH-TV, NE, Sports Director - 1998
    • WQOW-TV18, WI, Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Sports Reporter - 2001
    • KCCI-TV, IA, - Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Sports Reporter - 2005
    • WHO-TV, IA, Weekend Sports Anchor/Weekday Sports Reporter - 2006
    • Erickson Retirement Communities, KS, Community Relations Associate - Present


    Eric Schimpf
    Class of 1986 
    COMMUNITY • MILITARY • BUSINESS

    • United States Military Academy at West Point, BS in Computer Science - 1990
    • US Army Airborne Ranger, 7th Infantry Division (Light), Fort Ord, CA - 1994
    • Merrill Lynch, CA, Resident Director - 2000
    • Merrill Lynch, MA, Associate Director - 2003
    • Merrill Lynch, TN, Managing Director - 2007
    • Merrill Lynch Private Banking and Investment Group, Southeastern United States, Regional Managing Director - Present
    • Advisor to U.S. Senator from Tennessee for Service Academy nominations - Present
    • Member of the National Academy of the Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards) - Present