50 years on the job (and counting)

I joined IBM on June 26 1989, so this Sunday brings up my 22 year anniversary with the company.  No small achievement, but I am still three years away from the mystical IBM Quarter Century Club.      Of course for some:  22 years is nothing!  I recently learned that Robert Neidig, who has been (and remains) a leading light in promoting IBM’s Mainframe products, joined IBM on June 21, 1961.  So this year bring up his 50th anniversary with the company!

For those with long memories, Bob has worked with the following IBM systems:  1401, 1410, S/360, S/370, 3031, 3032, 3033, 3081, 3083, 3084, 3090, ES9000, S/390, eServer zSeries, and System z.  They have all been enhanced by Bob’s contributions.

If you want to check out the history of some these world changing products, visit The IBM  Mainframe Room.   I particularly loved the Photo Album.  There are some truly classic images of IBM products of old.   If your forward looking, feel free to also visit the System z homepage.

So thanks Bob for your commitment and leadership on your half-centennial, truly a remarkable achievement!





About Anthony Vandewerdt

I am an IT Professional who lives and works in Melbourne Australia. This blog is totally my own work. It does not represent the views of any corporation. Constructive and useful comments are very very welcome.
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3 Responses to 50 years on the job (and counting)

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  2. Dennis Ames says:

    I took a PMP class and one of the instructors was a 50 Year veteran ( 5 years or so ago). He started in Poughkeepsie NY building parts for Guidance systems for the B52 Bomber. At that time he ( and his wife) would drive up an down the east coast of the US , giving this 2 week PMP class.

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