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M. Kenneth Oshman, tech pioneer and Atherton resident, dies at 71

Original post made on Aug 10, 2011

Silicon Valley pioneer and Jewish community center benefactor M. Kenneth Oshman has died at 71. An Atherton resident, he co-founded ROLM Corp., a telecommunications company, in 1969 and had been executive chairman of Echelon, a San Jose clean-tech company, since 1989.

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Posted by Dana Hendrickson
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Ken's extraordinary leadership style, keen business acumen,and impeccable character were sources of inspiration for all of us who worked WITH him at ROLM. With his co-founders Ken created a company culture that took pride in not only its results but the ways it achieved them. In the 1980's, ROLM was the gold standard for building a positive and productive work environment. Unfortunately, Silicon Valley has lost a great friend.


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Posted by poster
a resident of another community
on Aug 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Here is an obituary in the New York Times: Web Link


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