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Larry - Owner

Larry graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1978 with a Bachelors of Electrical Engineering degree. His initial interest was in software design and using computers to help simplify simple tasks. At the time, he could see the huge potential with the computer and the vast array of uses. He first started with a computer company called Cromemco, a multiuser unix-like operating system used mainly for business applications. It came with a structured basic language that was very powerful for its time. After working with a real computer for the first time, he thought it would be great if this tool could be used by individuals. He started to notice in his computer magazines a computer that had a very user friendly name: Apple. Even in its early years, Apple was taking high technology and wrapping it in a box that didn't scare away the "normal non-technical person". With that knowledge he had gained in 1979, he started Computer World in Appleton, the same location we are in now. Larry enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 daughters, and 2 son-in-laws. He also likes to design/program small computer circuits for home/industry. Other activities he enjoys are golf and bowling.


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Dave - Sales

Dave graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a Bachelor's degree in Marketing.  He started working for Computer World in April 1988, and has primarily done sales with some technical repairs. Dave has enjoyed working with people over the years and building a friendly relationship with them.  He has a wife and two sons, and he enjoys fishing and hunting in the winter time, biking and walking to stay active.

 


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Paul - Service Technician

Paul grew up in the small town of Gresham where he graduated high school with 32 other students. After high school he continued his education at NWTC in Green By, WI. There he studied Computer Networking and acquired an internship at the Unified School District of De Pere where he was introduced to Apple's software and hardware. He has since finished his Associates Degree and has been selling and servicing Apple products since 2009 at Computer World. Through the years, he has come to enjoy riding his classic 1974 Norton motorcycle. He also enjoys playing soccer, volleyball, and a little bit of golf.

 


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Eric - Service Manager  

Eric has been with Computer World since May 2008 and has acted as Service Manager since April 2016. He obtained his Associates Degree in Computer Electronics Engineering Technology from ITT Technical Institute in December of 2010. He currently holds both the Apple Certified Macintosh and iOS Technician certifications, as well as the Apple Support Professional Certification, allowing him to manage complex, multi-platform networks that include OS X systems. Eric is an active Tenor in Appleton's MacDowell Male Chorus as well as the University of Wisconsin Fox Valley Concert Band where he plays Trombone. You can also find him Tuesday evenings during Appleton’s Summer Music in the Park program playing Trombone. Eric also enjoys spending time with his family and friends, his fiancé Kegan, and his dog Cali. 


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Joe - Service Technician

Joe started working at Computer World in May 2015. He plans to get a degree in Graphic Design. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and playing video games.


Kegan - Sales

Kegan has been with Computer World since April 2016. He was introduced to the Mac world when he went to college in 2012 for Graphic Design, and he knows from personal use how well Mac and iOS work together. He enjoys reading, creative writing, music, and video games.


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Jed - Service Technician

Hired in November of 2016, Jed has been working with Apple devices since he switched from Windows to MacOS in 2006. He enjoys tinkering with electronics, excessive amounts of coffee, and iPhone photography.