Donald Patrican

Every year Dealerscope has the pleasure of honoring the most influential leaders in consumer technology with the Dealerscope Hall of Fame Awards. The inductees are selected by the magazine staff after consulting with various members of the industry. This year, Dealerscope honors five individuals from the retailing and manufacturing parts of the industry. These inductees represent the best and brightest talent in the consumer electronics world. They have singled themselves out through their vision, leadership and accomplishments, and have helped shape the industry for the better. In the pages that follow we profile this year’s inductees and allow them to share their experiences and

Dealerscope is proud to announce new inductees into its Hall of Fame, who will be honored at the 1999 International CES: Dr. Sidney Harman of Harman International, Anne Howard of Sharp Electronics Corp., Noel Lee of Monster Cable Products and Donald Patrican of Maxell Corp. of America. We congratulate this year's inductees on their individual contributions to the consumer electronics industry. Past Hall of Fame Inductees Winter CES 1992 Robert Borchart, Recoton Harry Elias, JVC Richard Kraft, Matushita Electric Corp. of America Harold 'Hal' Schafer, Frigidaire Winter CES 1993 Minoru Arakawa, Nintendo John McDonald, Casio Jack Weyman, EIA Winter CES 1994 Henry Brief, ITA

When John Gitelman recalls his first encounter with Donald Patrican, it's his demeanor and sport of choice that come to mind. It was while Gitelman was on a job interview with instant camera giant Polaroid that the two first met. "I was interviewing with someone who worked for him ... and in comes this really tall guy with dark eyes," said Gitelman, then trying out for the position of associate product manager. "He threw the (basket)ball at me and I spun it on my finger. ... His exact words to me were 'you look developable.'" And despite the Polaroid-ish pun, that's what Gitelman turned

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