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In 1972 when
Walt Peckinpaugh's last employer sold his business to a company that was
not interested in its consulting and programming business, Walt decided to
found Peckinpaugh & Associates, Inc.. He used his own last name on
the letterhead because most of the computer-service companies at that time used "Computer" in their names and customers would get them
confused. He felt that once the client learned how to spell our name,
good or bad, they would remember us forever.
Our clients at that time were medium to
large corporations that had substantial investments in hardware, but lacked
the staff for large projects. Our early clients included AT&T,
Cleveland Trust, National City Bank, Ohio Bell, Reliance Electric, Sherwin-Williams and Sun America Corporation. Projects
principally involved programming services and lasted from a few weeks to more
than a year. During the 1970s we employed a staff of over 20 programmers
In the early 1980s, with the development
of microcomputers, we began assisting small businesses with the evaluation and
implementation of computer-based solutions for their business needs. In
the last twenty-some years, we have shifted completely from a
project-to-project type service to one of on-going full-service support.
Visit our Products and Services pages for more details.
As a service company, our entire business
reputation is based upon the successes and failures of our employees.
We, therefore, wish to give you a closer view of some of these people.
began his business career out of Hiram College in 1965 as a programmer for
Republic Steel. In 1968, he left the security of Republic to go to work
for a small service-bureau type business. In the next four years, he
learned more about business than in any other equivalent time period in his
45-year career. He managed a 24-hour seven-day-a-week service bureau,
designed and wrote complex accounting software, was involved in door-to-door
sales, and was fortunate to be asked to lead major interim facility-management
projects. When not solving some computer-related problem, you can find
him on a tennis or platform tennis court, or the golf links.
Email him at: Walt.Peckinpaugh@peckinpaugh.com
also began his career at Republic Steel, after graduating from Lawrence
University. While his early years paralleled Walt's to some degree, they
did not meet at Republic, but rather on a client site while working for
previous employers. Dick joined Peckinpaugh & Associates, Inc. in 1985 and
has worked extensively with NetWare®, RealWorld and Passport® Accounting Software.
He also does Windows®!
Email him at: Richard.Reierson@peckinpaugh.com
joined Walt in 1968, as his wife. In 1972, she was instrumental in his
starting his own business. Little did she know what she was in for...
She has served as corporate secretary since our inception and as Office
Manager since 1986.
Email her at: email@example.com
joined forces with Walt in August of 2008. Eric began learning
computers while working at Mach-I Compounding/Burton Rubber Processing. He
then spent 10 years working at Kinetico Incorporated in Technology Services as
both PC Specialist and Network Administrator. In his 15 plus
years of computer support and networking experience, he has an extensive
knowledge of Microsoft® operating systems, as well as Microsoft® and Novell®
Christine joined Peckinpaugh & Associates in May
2010. She brings with her over 30 years of programming, operations and
support experience. Most of her career has been spent in the retail
industry, having worked for Macy's, Lord & Taylor, Richman Brothers and
while at May Department Stores, not only in the data center, but also as a
sales associate in the store. Additionally, she has spent time working as a
programmer for Cuyahoga County, the Illuminating Company and was a
contractor in Michigan. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling
whenever she can.
Email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org