This Xerox Alumni site includes pictures, stories and profiles of people that worked for the Xerox Louisville Branch in the 1970's. If you know someone that we have not included, please email their name and any contact information. It would be helpful if you were able to provide their email address so we can include them in the mailings.........................Thanks, Jim, Dick, John and Paul...........
I am surprised how often I find myself thinking back remembering the “good old days at Xerox,” and wondering what everyone is doing today. I tried calling the branch several years ago to see if anyone was still there that I knew. After being told by the receptionist again and again “never heard of that person” I finally said just give me the oldest person there. That’s when Marilyn Becht answered the phone. (Only kidding)But that was what I told Marilyn when she answered. I can’t tell you what she told me to do with the phone.
I started with Xerox in 1974 when Mark Eisner was the branch manager on Breckinridge Lane. Roy Goldblatt got me the interview with Ron Hoffman, against his better judgment, hired me. In 1978, after being declined by Bill Allen and Dick Snyder, Kodak offered me the job of opening their first branch in Kentucky. Shortly thereafter I convinced Kodak management to go out on a limb and hire Roy Goldblatt. I moved to Atlanta with Kodak in 1985. Our division was sold to Danka in 1997. In 2000 I went to Lexmark International till November of 2010 when I got a separation package. My trophy wife Vallerie was with Bell South and AT&T from 1978 till she took a separation package in 2009.
Since we have no kids we replaced the joy, sorrow and frustration of raising children with building eight homes: four in Louisville and five in Atlanta. We just moved into our last home in March of 2010. We currently live in Dawsonville Georgia which is forty five minutes north of Atlanta.
We are currently looking for a second home in Asheville NC. We love Dawsonville but there are three or four months in the summer you want to live in cooler climate.
We were recently in Louisville for the Breeders Cup. A friend of mine who was a trainer at Churchill Downs got us passes to the backside where you can really get close to the action. That was a lot of fun.