EMC Cofounder Richard Egan Dies

Richard Egan, cofounder of EMC Corp., died Sunday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses. He was 73.

Egan was the "E" in EMC which he helped found in 1979. The company started as a memory board supplier for DEC, Wang, and IBM mainframes and minicomputers. Egan helped pivot EMC into a broader array of storage products, including especially disk storage. Many IBM mainframe customers bought (and continue to buy) EMC's well-respected storage products. Egan's company eventually became Massachusetts's largest high technology employer. After retiring from EMC in 2001 Egan served as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland.

The Mainframe Blog extends its condolences to Richard Egan's family and many friends, including Maureen (his wife of 52 years), his five children, and his 15 grandchildren.

by Timothy Sipples September 7, 2009 in People


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It is very sad news.He is very good at developing and governing the EMC.He was a true genuis.We miss him much.

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