September 24 – Happy Birthday Bob Quick

BobandTWBob Quick was a good man. He was a smart man. He was a generous man. His sudden death in February of 2015 while wintering in Boynton Beach, FL, was a hard blow not just for his family and many friends, but also for the entire Amsterdam, NY community because Bob Quick loved his hometown too.

Born on September 24, 1943, he grew up in Amsterdam’s Rockton neighborhood, where he made lifelong friends and was active in all kinds of sports. After graduating from Lynch High School he went to the University of Buffalo and started his professional life as a teacher. He left the classroom to go to work for New York State, where he put together a 25-year career as a manager of information technology and chief information officer. He then leveraged all of his experience and his significant network of technical contacts into a consulting company he named Tailwind Associates. Tailwind specialized in providing subcontracted software services to firms and organizations in both the public and private sector.

Bob’s timing was flawless. Remember the huge panic surrounding the Year 2000 Computer bug…

You can read the rest of my story about this Amsterdam entrepreneur in my new book “A Year’s Worth of Amsterdam Birthdays.” To order your copy, click here.


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