Westlake, OH – (June 25, 2019) – OxyGo, a company noted for providing high quality home healthcare oxygen products, announced that it has unanimously chosen Louis Buchino as the organization's next chief financial officer. On May 15, 2019 Buchino became the first CFO for OxyGo adding financial acumen to the executive team. “I am excited to have Louis join us at OxyGo. He will make an immediate impact here, adding expertise, energy and efficiency to our already highly skilled team,” says Victoria Marquard-Schultz, CEO of OxyGo. After working for two regional public accounting firms, Buchino obtained his MBA through Case Western Reserve and began working in private industry. His experience includes CFO and General Manager positions within the IT, Aerospace, and Energy industries. “I’m thrilled to have joined the OxyGo team. Ownership’s commitment to providing resources supporting their strategy for continued growth within the healthcare industry is laying the foundation for ongoing success. The company’s leadership also pushes a culture that strives for employee life balance, which is necessary to maintain top employees,” commented Buchino. Louis lives in Avon, Ohio with his wife and three children where he enjoys being active outdoors and attending the non-stop children’s activities. Louis is on the board of Kids in Flight and has a leadership role in expanding F3 to the northeast Ohio
By Dave Marquard, WEMCO Tech Chair June 8, 2019 Curiosity has often driven me to action. In 1982 I purchased one of the world’s first portable computers, the Osborne 1. It weighed almost 25 pounds and didn’t have an on-board battery. It had to be plugged into a wall outlet to power up and use. However, it was still classified as a portable computer because it could be hand-carried. The Osborne 1 shipped with a large bundle of software worth almost as much as the computer. That software included some of the most powerful and pioneering programs of the day such as D-Base2 for data sorting; SuperCal, an early spreadsheet, and WordStar, a leading word processor application that had a dominant market share that lasted until the mid-1980s. I was a young VP at a small welding equipment manufacturing company, which while a market leader in its small niche, could never seem to break out of a slow growth cycle. My new “computer aided” ability to process large amounts of data, prepare “what if” scenarios, and then sum it all up quickly in a word-processed proposal, was enormously helpful. It enabled me to make a positive contribution to the company that impressed my superiors, peers, and subordinates. The Osborne 1 enabled us to form teams that used its data enhancing speed benefits to efficiently develop new products. By the end of my first year we
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