Barry Altman, CEO of Commodore USA, passes at age 63

Barry Altman, CEO of Commodore USA, passes at age 63

Summary: Barry S. Altman, CEO of Ft. Lauderdale-based Commodore USA, succumbed to his battle with cancer in early December of 2012.


Barry Altman, August of 2012. Photo: Jason Perlow

Via a forum posting, the company's Chief Technology Officer Leo Negro has reported that Commodore USA's CEO Barry Altman has succumbed to a prolonged battle with cancer at age 63. Mr. Altman died on December the 8th 2012, but the family did not notify the public until this time.

I had the opportunity to interview Mr. Altman about Commodore in August of 2012, only four months before his passing. He will be missed.

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Topic: PCs


Jason Perlow, Sr. Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. Jason is currently a Partner Technology Strategist with Microsoft Corp. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer.

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  • plenty of memories

    Master Wayne
  • R.I.P.

    Rest in peace...

    I wish all possible comfort to Mr. Altman's family at this difficult time...