M. Kenneth Oshman, tech pioneer and Atherton resident, dies at 71 Other Topics, posted by Editor, The Almanac Online, on Aug 10, 2011 at 2:05 pm
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 the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, 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.