It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ken Webber, Senior Developer at ADD Systems. Having worked at ADD Systems for 37 years, Ken leaves behind a legacy of kindness and dedication, as well as countless devoted colleagues and customers.
Ken had a long history with petroleum software, beginning in the 1980’s when he created software for his family’s petroleum jobber operation. By his early 30’s, he was the President of Micro Data Business Systems, Inc., a company that specialized in petroleum software.
Ken then joined a newly forming company, PSS (Petroleum Software Systems), as the Vice President of Software Development. The company focused on jobbers with convenience stores, and Ken was integral in the creation of their software, PAMS (Petroleum Accounting Management Systems).
Ken continued as a software engineer at PSS until it was purchased by EDS (Electronic Data Systems) in 1994. Ken served as a Chief Technologist until EDS sold their energy division to ADD Systems in September of 1999. ADD was lucky to have him continue his career with them as a Senior System Analyst.
Throughout his history, Ken was always a key player. Sharon Scrinzi, Account Representative at ADD Systems and former support representative at PSS, was just starting at PSS when she met Ken. She attributes all her computer knowledge to Ken. ”He was a teacher and loved to help people,” Sharon shared. She remembers Ken as the “mastermind in migrating the software from operating system to operating system. He was just amazing.”
Donna Snyder, Application Specialist at ADD Systems and friend of Ken, described Ken as, “so intelligent. He was one of my go-to guys for help with anything technological or software related. And a teacher…so patient and kind. He was a gentle spirit.”
“Ken was our go to person for anything PAMS related, “ shared Tommy Strazi, Customer Service Manager at ADD Systems. “He never refused to help anyone and always came up with a solution. He was well grounded in his faith, which showed through in all his business and personal relationships. An exceptional friend and coworker.”
Ken is survived by Becky Webber, his wife of 49 years and Application Specialist at ADD Systems. Together they raised two boys and are blessed with six grandchildren.
Bruce C. Bott, President of ADD Systems shared that, “everyone at ADD Systems mourns Ken’s loss. He was an exceptional person both personally and professionally and we will miss his kind heart, extraordinary intelligence and gentle presence.”
Pamela Smith says
I am so sorry to hear about Ken’s passing. He was instrumental in many of our PAMS enhancements that allowed us to continue using the software today. He was always great to work with. Please share my condolences and those from the Crystal Flash family to ADDS and his family.