Attacks Claim Lives of Industry Professionals
10:32 AM EST Thu. Sep. 13, 2001
A number of high-tech industry professionals were among those killed Tuesday during the alleged terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. We will update and maintain this list as we find out more information. Oracle Corp. sales account manager Todd Beamer, 32, was among the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in rural Pennsylvania after being hijacked as part of Tuesday's devastating attack on U.S. landmarks, a company executive confirmed Thursday.
The executive said Oracle continues to search for six consultants who were scheduled to be in the World Trade Center at the time of the attacks that reduced the landmark skyscrapers to rubble and left the Pentagon in flames.
Beamer was Oracle's sales account manager for the mid-Atlantic region and lived in Plainsboro, New Jersey. He is father to two boys, and his wife is due to give birth to a third child in January, Oracle chief marketing officer Mark Jarvis told Reuters. "He was one of those guys excited by life and excited by Oracle," said Jarvis, who added that Beamer was always wearing a smile.
Beamer was on the Newark, N.J. flight bound for San Francisco to attend sales meetings at Oracle's Silicon Valley headquarters. That flight was hijacked by several men and eventually crashed near Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
A memorial service will be held Sunday afternoon at the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, Jarvis said.
Anna Williams Allison, 48, Stoneham, Mass., founder A2 Software Solutions
Chris Mello, 25, Boston, grew up in Rye, N.Y., Alta Communications
Jeff Mladnik, 43, Hinsdale, Ill., interim president at E-Logic
Jane Orth, 49, Haverhill, Mass., retired from Lucent Technologies
Philip Rosenzweig, Acton, Mass., executive with Sun Microsystems.
Rosenzweig was the director of the Boston Center for Networking at Sun Microsystems Laboratories in Chelmsford, Mass. He was the leader of an advanced development group that focuses on new network protocols and services. The group's projects included development of enabling technology for reliable IP Multicast and a new public key security infrastructure. For six years, he led Sun's PC Networking Group, where he was responsible for the PC-NFS product family that provides connectivity between PCs and Unix systems. Prior to Sun, Rosenzweig was Director of Software at Xyplex, where he helped develop one of the first multi-protocol communications servers. Rosenzweig received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1977.
Jessica Sachs, 22, Billerica, Mass., accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers
Christopher Zarba, 47, Hopkinton, Mass., software engineer at Concord Communications
Graham Berkeley, 37, Wellesley, Mass., Xerox
Klaus Bothe, 31, chief of development, BCT Technology AG, Germany
Daniel Brandhorst, Los Angeles, PricewaterhouseCoopers lawyer, and his son, David, 3.
Brian Kinney, 29, Lowell, Mass., PricewaterhouseCoopers auditor
Heinrich Kimmig, 43, chairman of BCT Technology AG, Germany
Wolfgang Menzel, 60, personnel manager, BCT Technology AG, Germany
Shawn Nassaney, 25, Pawtucket, R.I., American Power Conversion
Patrick Quigley, 40, Wellesley, Mass., partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Suzanne Calley, 42, San Martin, Calif., employee of Cisco Systems Inc.
Terry Lynch, consultant for New York's Booz-Allen & Hamilton and former congressional staffer.
Ed Felt, a systems engineer for BEA Software, was a passenger on hijacked airplane United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in Somerset County, Pa. A memo distributed to all BEA employees this week called Felt, "a man of deep integrity, always smiling, very personable, and he had a terrific sense of humor." Felt was an original member of the team that delivered BEA's Tuxedo product.
Edmund Glazer, 41, CFO and vice president of finance and administration for MRV Communications, an optical component and network infrastructure firm. Glazer was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11, which was headed from Boston to Los Angeles before being diverted to crash into the World Trade Center. He is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son.
Daniel Lewin, 31, co-founder and CTO of Akamai Technologies, was on board American Airlines Flight 11 from Boston to Los Angeles, one of two commercial planes that were hijacked from Boston's Logan Airport and were flown into the World Trade Center Tuesday morning. Lewin is survived by his wife and two sons.
In a December issue last year, VARBusiness profiled Lewin as one of 30 great young minds in the IT industry. He helped create Akamai, an Internet content delivery service provider, in 1998. After the company officially launched 1999, Lewin became the "heart and soul' of the company as its CTO and a board member as well.
Lewin was born in Denver but later raised and schooled in Jerusalem. He worked at IBM's research lab in Haifa, Israel, and also became an officer in the Israeli Defense Forces, serving four years in the country's military.
Akamai confirmed Lewin's death yesterday "with great sadness." George H. Conrades, chairman and CEO of Akamai, said in a statement: "Danny was a wonderful human being. He will be deeply missed by his many friends at Akamai. Our thoughts and prayers are with Danny's family, friends and colleagues during this time of national tragedy and personal loss."
Jeffrey Coombs, an employee of Compaq Computer, who lives in Abington, Mass., was also reported to be a passenger on American Airlines Flight 11.
Software-maker Netegrity officials confirmed today that the company's CFO, James E. Hayden, 47, was killed yesterday in the terrorist attacks on New York. Hayden was aboard United Flight 175 , which crashed into the World Trade Center Tuesday morning. Hayden is survived by his wife Gail and their two children.
Hayden had more than 20 years experience in the IT industry. Most recently Hayden served as vice president, corporate controller and treasurer of Computervision Corp. Earlier in his career, he was finance director of Prime Computer's Northern European and Asia Pacific regions and a senior audit manager at Deloite & Touche.
Netegrity officials said that the company achieved financial success in the technology industry under Hayden's leadership. Netegrity also announced today it is establishing a James Hayden Memorial Fund. Company officials say more details regarding the memorial fund will be released in the near future.
Netegrity chairman and CEO Barry Bycoff said in statement today:
"I speak on behalf of the entire company in conveying our deepest sadness at the tragic loss of an incredible human being and friend. Our sympathies are with his family and friends during this very difficult time."
Steven "Jake" Jacoby, 43, COO of wireless messaging service Metrocall, was a passenger on American Airlines Flight 77, which was on its way from Washington to Los Angeles when it was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon. He is survived by his wife and three children.
Peter Gay, 54, of Tewskbury, Mass., vice president of operations for the electronic systems division of defense and aircraft technology manufacturer Raytheon Company, was a passenger on one of the flights that crashed into the World Trade Center.
Stanley Hall, 68, of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., director of program management for Raytheon, was also on the flight.
David Kovalcin, 42, of Hudson, N.H., senior mechanical engineer for Raytheon's electronic systems division, was also on the flight.
Kenneth Waldie, 46, of Methuen, Mass., a senior quality control engineer for Raytheon's electronic systems division, was also on the flight.