JoeCupp

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Working as the night janitor for Sunmo, a timeshare company in the early 80’s, Joe was introduced to computers when he was asked to rotate 9-track tape backups each evening. Training with Tom McTeer, Joe eventually became the system administrator for the company’s Evolution minicomputer, one of the first Pick licensees. Joe would later leave his day job as a teacher and football coach at Liberty Christian School to devote his entire career to supporting Pick MultiValue systems. In 1993, Joe co-founded Orion Pacific Technologies in Costa Mesa, California, which became Pick Systems’ largest distributor with 400+ resellers across North America. Four years later, Joe helped to orchestrate the sale of Orion Pacific Technologies to Jones Business Systems (JBS), a $68M software distributor based in Houston, Texas. Joe would work closely with Paul Giobbi, a fellow JBS manager, to grow the Enterprise Systems Division of JBS to $17M in revenues. Sensing an opportunity to move back to Orange County, Joe and Paul spun off from JBS in September of 2000 and formed Zumasys, Inc. Joe Cupp passed away on December 7, 2011.