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USPS - Release No. 01-063 - Postmaster General John E. Potter Accepts Award From Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
We are grateful for the opportunity to work with the U.S. Postal Service to make the Diabetes Awareness stamp a reality , said Ross Cooley , Chairman of the Board for JDRF.As a father of a daughter who has diabetes , I know first-hand the devastation this disease cause.The stamp will certainly help more of the public-at-large understand one of this country's most serious and costly health crises..
On March 16 the Postal Service issued the Diabetes Awareness stamp at a special ceremony at the Joslin Diabetes Center
in Boston , Mass..The event kicked off a year-long diabetes awareness campaign at post offices around the country.
CompTIA | IT Hall of Fame | Inducted Members
Ross Cooley is a member of the 1998 Industry Hall of Fame inductee class.
During his time at Compaq, Cooley helped create and refine the organizations channel-only business model.
By investing in its partner community, the PC manufacturer significantly expanded its sales reach and quickly grew its market share.
Cooley pioneered the channel chief role and set the standard for the industry, balancing his company's goals with the best interests of their solution providers.
Under his leadership, Compaq was the first PC vendor to authorize wholesale distributors and the first to allow VARs to open-source its products.
Cooley left Compaq in 1996 to become CEO of pcOrder.com when the business was spun off from Trilogy Software.
The two companied merged in 2000 when Trilogy repurchased the outstanding stock in pcOrder.com
Prior to his 12 years at Compaq, Cooley spent 18 years with IBM.
Ross A. Cooley ...
Ross A. Cooley Chairman and CEO
...Ross Cooley is the chairman and chief executive officer of pcOrder, the leading provider of Internet-based electronic commerce solutions that enable the computer industry's suppliers, resellers, and end-users to buy and sell computer products online.Cooley
is responsible for overseeing all aspects of pcOrder's
strategic direction, operating plans, and product offerings. Prior to joining pcOrder, Cooley was in charge of Compaq Computer Corporation's North American business and operations.As Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cooley was responsible for the $7 billion United States and Canadian computer business.
12 years at Compaq
built strong relationships with industry executives in the PC channel that have helped pcOrder
rapidly secure partnerships within the computer industry.He also directed the company's innovative distribution strategy that propelled Compaq to be the number one personal-computer vendor in the world.Previously, Cooley spent 18 years at International Business Machines Corporation where he held several sales and marketing positions. As a member of the RosettaNet Managing Board, Cooley continues to shape the future of the industry.RosettaNet
, an independent, non-profit organization, is dedicated to promoting an industry-wide initiative to agree on and adopt common electronic business processes worldwide.Cooley
has also been selected for the Computer Industry Hall of Fame for his
IT Hall Of Fame Members
Ross Cooley, former vice president and general manager, North America, Compaq Computer