Robert Acker , Founding V.P. of XM Satellite Radio dies at 49

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    Craig_Adams
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    Here is just a bit of Robert Acker’s impressive history from his obit:

    “From 1997 to 2004, Robert was one of the first employees and founding Vice-Presidents of XM Satellite Radio, where he developed MyFi, the first portable satellite radio receiver, and secured a patent for key features standard in most portable satellite radios used today. Two Harvard Business School case studies were written about Robert’s experience writing the XM business plan and launching the service, both of which are taught at business schools around the country. From 2004 to 2006, he was vice president of music services for RealNetworks. From 2006 to 2008, he was senior vice president of marketing for Dash Navigation, where he launched the company’s first product. From 2008 to 2010, he was vice president and general manager of Aha Radio, where he built and led the worldwide team that created the industry-leading automotive cloud platform. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Seek Thermal, a company that recently unveiled its smartphone accessory that enables people to “see heat” through high quality thermal imaging.”

    Robert L. Acker obit:
    http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?pid=173173002

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    Mrs.Merkin
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    What an amazing man and fellow Oregonian. His brother’s wife is a friend of mine, and this is such a tragic loss. He was way too young!

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