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Here is where I list as many former BTI employees names as I can scrounge up. Some came from recollection; some were supplied by other former employees; some were found via resumes on the internet. The idea is that one of them will find this page, or someone who knows them will find this page, and they'll send me an email. If you are on this list and want it, I'd be happy to add your contact or other biographical information.

In the table below, the following abbreviations have been used:

CPU
Central Processing Unit
MCU
Memory Controller Unit
SMU
Semicondutor Memory Unit (replacing the core-based MCU)
PPU
Peripheral Processing Unit
SSU
System Services Unit
CTC
Cartridge Tape Controller
CIA
Communications Interface Adapter (serial ports)
BFDC
Binary Formatted Disc Controller
LPC
Line Printer Controller

Here, then, are the people and whatever information I have about them.

Robert Adams
job: software
went on to: Intel
Charles Anderson
job: software
worked on: ISAM repair utilities
employment: 84-86
went on to: Megatest
contact: website
Glen Andert
job: software
worked on: original author of the Dragon language
Harlan Andrews
job: hardware
worked on: BTI 5000, BTI 8000
employment: 74-82
went on to: Apple Computer, Inc.
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Angelo Arambula
Ron Arthur
job: hardware
worked on: MCU
went on to: somewhere in Utah
Steve Auditore
job: software
worked on: OS, compiler
employment: Dec 75-Aug 79
John Balun
job: software
went on to: Brooktrout
Eldon Bard
job: customer support, second shift
Tim Bartlett
job: field service engineer
employment: 81-90
went on to: Nortel
email: tim.bartlett -at- eastlink.ca
Jim Battle
job: hardware
employment: 85-86
contact: website
Keith Bender
went on to: Hach Ultra Analytics
Bruce Betcher
job: Minnesota repair site
Martyn Bidgood
Linda Blevins
job: accounting
Elwood (Woody) Bode
job: hardware
worked on: BFDC
Rosemary Bolger
Larry Bonham
job: software
Mark Boswell
Phil Bourekas
job: hardware
employment: 85-86
went on to: IDT
contact: website
Richard Bowden
Allan Bradley
employment: ??-82
went on to: Adobe
Jim Brady
job: technician, customer support
employment: 75-??
went on to: Tandem
Don Brazelle
job: technician
employment: 75-??
went on to: Sun
Chris Brock
job: field engineering
Lee Brown
went on to: Unisys
Paul Brumlow
job: customer support, team leader
Dale Burley
job: customer support, CSS
worked on: SSU microcoding
Frank Butera
went on to: HP
Mike Byron
job: software
Howard O. Califf Jr.
job: technician
employment: 75-??
John Caris
job: hardware
worked on: board layout
William (Bill) Cargile
job: hardware
worked on: BFDC
went on to: Crosspoint
Reid Christiansen
job: hardware
worked on: DRAM-based MCU
employment: ??-86
Rick Clayton
job: software
worked on: pre-8000
employment: ??-79
Sam Cohen
job: marketing
Dave Conroy
job: hardware
worked on: CIA
employment: 78-??
Shay Conway
Pat Corder
employment: 80-89
Don Cosner
job: field engineering
employment: 80-84
Steve Court
job: shipping
employment: May 79-Dec 82
went on to: Reynolds & Reynolds
David Coyle
job: marketing
Ron Crandall
job: software, eventually head
employment: 73-93
went on to: Cray
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Phil Deal
Greg deBord
Bruce DeLaCruz
job: customer support, second shift
Russ Denekamp
job: Minnesota repair site
Lou DeMartini
job: software
worked on: FORTRAN compiler?
Jack Deurloo
Wolfgang Dirks
employment: 76-81?
Bill Dollahite
Bob Dorf
job: CE
employment: 78-78
Greg Doudna
job: customer support
Paul Dunn
job: hardware
worked on: PPU, CPU
went on to: HP
Alice Earl
Roger Fairfield
job: hardware
worked on: PPU, debugger
went on to: Rolm, Sun
Carl First
went on to: Intel
John Fuller
job: software
Len Fyock
Jim Giambruno
job: hardware
employment: ??-85
Dianne Goings
Kevin Graham
went on to: Compaq
Craig Hampel
job: hardware
employment: 85-86
went on to: Altos, Rambus
Linda Hand
job: software
Jim Harper
went on to: Novtek
Dave Harrison
went on to: Apple
Charles Haynes
job: software
employment: 80-81
Pat Helland
job: software
worked on: designed/implemented DRAGON, btree subsystem, ISAM, and primitive DML
employment: 78-82
went on to: Tandem, HaL, Microsoft, Amazon, Microsoft
contact: website
Jim Henry
went on to: Compaq
Shirley Henry
job: mgr tech pubs
Kathy Hensley
Mark Hettish
job: software
went on to: Siemens
Rodney Hoffer
job: field engineering
Michael Hohnbaum
went on to: IBM
Frank Holt
Suzanne Jacobs
job: hardware, CPU microcode
worked on: CPU
Stan Jacoby
job: customer support, phone team
Craig Johnson
job: technician
Jim Jolly
Juergen Kaiser
job: Manufacturing
employment: 74-94
Peter Kellogg-Smith
went on to: Adobe
Chris Kennedy
job: software
employment: 80-82
went on to: Atari
contact: website
Lisa Kelly
job: sales lit writer
employment: 79-81
went on to: Daisy, Cornerstone Designs, StataCom, Quickturn Systems, Writers Plus Inc.
contact: website
John Kinsel
job: hardware
worked on: CPU5 hw design
employment: 81-85
went on to: MIPS, QED, PMC-Sierra
Jim Koral
job: supervisor
went on to: Oregon
Gary Korstad
job: customer support, phone team
Steve Krause
job: hardware
worked on: CIA
Terry Lamb
Guy Lauterbach
job: software
worked on: utilities, debugger, BASIC, RDF (Remote Diagnostic Facility)
employment: ??-82
went on to: Pyramid, Amdahl, HaL, Maspar, Network Appliance, Gray Pine Vineyard
George (Lew) Lewis
job: R&D manager
Jeff Libby
job: hardware
worked on: SSU, LPC, CPU5 microcode
employment: 78-85
went on to: HP, Juniper Networks
Keith Lobert
job: field service travel
employment: 81-82
went on to: JBES Lighting Controls
Gary Lulowsi
job: field engineering
Steve Lundgaard
went on to: Digi International
Jim (aka Jimbo) Lyon
job: software
went on to: Tandem, Microsoft
contact: website
David McAdams
job: software
employment: 81-82
contact: website
Jim Meeker
Phil Miller
went on to: Pillar Corp
Rob Miller
went on to: Pyramid
David Milton
job: hardware
worked on: CTC, PPU, CPU
employment: 78-82
went on to: XEBEC, Western Automation Labs Inc (Spectre), IBM
email: dmilton802 -at- gmail.com
Eric Minoski
job: field engineering
employment: 77-??
Cathy Minton
George Mitchel
job: field engineering
Roger Mohme
job: hardware
worked on: MCU
employment: 78-??
went on to: Apple Computer, Pheonix Technologies
Doug Moncur
job: Minnesota repair site
worked on: inventory control, diagnostic microcode, 4000, 5000
went on to: Boing
Gary Mueller
job: manufacturing manager
Andy Morrison
Rich Mullins
job: software
Keith Mortensen (sp?)
job: hardware
worked on: DRAM-based MCU
Bill Newell
job: customer support
Scott Newman
job: hardware
worked on: board layout
employment: 83-85
went on to: Pyramid
Ron Nicholson
job: hardware
worked on: CPU
employment: 78-80
went on to: Apple Computer, co-Founder of Amiga, HP, Silicon Graphics, Agate Logic
Jon Nickerson
job: marketing manager
Bill Oliver
job: hardware
worked on: PPU
employment: 83-85
went on to: Olivetti
Fred Ordeman
job: R&D manager (after George Lewis)
John Mock (aka Tovar)
job: software
worked on: wrote the text editor
Ralph Osborn
Kevin Owen
job: hardware
employment: 85-86
went on to: HP
Ed Owsley
went on to: Sun
Ed Paluch
worked on: worked on PPU with Roger Fairfield
went on to: Everest
Bob Pariseau
job: software
went on to: Tandem, Amiga SW team leader
Jim Pichette
job: mananged the big disk room
Fred Polizo
Ed Pollack
job: hardware
worked on: PPU
Steve Porter
job: co-founder, hardware
Bev Pomeroy
job: software
Tom Poulter
job: Founder, President
employment: 68-99?
Allan Prentice
job: Senior tech writer, Pubs Manager
employment: 74-85
went on to: HP
Bill Quackenbush
job: hardware
worked on: CPU, backplane protocol
employment: ??-82
went on to: Cisco
Don Quaintance
Kevin Rardin
job: technical writer
contact: website
Dave Ratz
job: customer support, phone team
Ann Rice
job: mgr tech pubs
employment: 79-83
went on to: Sun Microsystems
Mark Richards
job: hardware
worked on: reel-to-reel tape controller
Nan Roey
went on to: Compaq
Bob Ruiz
job: mechanical design
Patty Sadler
job: secretary
Joe Sanchez
Bill Sayre
job: CFO
went on to: went on to become a VC
Eric Schmidt
job: hardware
worked on: CPU5 debugger
employment: 83-86
went on to: Pyramid (8 years), Cisco (20 years)
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contact: see www.linkedin.com
Paul Schmidt
job: co-founder, marketing
Margarget Schmidt
job: executive secretary
Alan Schwartz
Winfield "Walt" Scott
went on to: real estate
Al Sidell
Ray Smith (photo)
job: @005 diagnostics, Customer Software Support, Q/A
employment: 80-85
went on to: Pyramid, Ungermann-Bass, UBI, Newbridge, Alcatel, Advanced Network Services
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contact: website
Quentin (Gus) Smith
Hal Sparks
job: head of hardware
worked on: SSU
Patrick Solomon
went on to: Applied Materials
Harvey Thackston
job: tech support manager, 5000 sustaining engineer
Maybelle Thornburg
job: accounting
Mike ("Tuch") Tuccinardi
job: technician, running the football pool
employment: 76-82
went on to: Pyramid, Sun
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contact: facebook
John Wattle
job: customer support
Jon Wexler
Jim Warholic
job: field service engineer
employment: 78-80
contact: website
contact: website
Jay Weber
job: field engineering
Mark Williams
job: hardware
worked on: CIA, CTC, real-to-real tape controller
went on to: Tandem, HP
Mark Willson
job: tech support manager
worked on: pre-8000
employment: ??-79
contact: website
Mark Woods
Dennis Yelle
job: software
worked on: cross assemblers, SSU microcode, RS232 microcode, disk controller microcode
employment: 78-80
contact: website
Lou Yurek
job: customer support, CSS
employment: 79-92
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Mike Zarrabian
job: Sr. Manufacturing Engineer
went on to: Ericcson
email: mike_zarrabian -at- yahoo.com
Ben Zeider
job: customer support, second shift
Al Zimmerman
job: hardware
worked on: CPU
Joel Zussman
job: customer support, second shift