24May Rita Reif and Kurt Meyer Celebrate 25 Years at Ideal! We would like to congratulate Price List Coordinator Rita Reif and Lead Programmer Kurt Meyer on celebrating 25 years of service at Ideal Computer Systems! Rita was hired in May of 1988 as Ideal’s first full-time employee in charge of customer support and service. She’s had many hats over the years, working in support for the first 13 years and has served the last 12 years in price list management. “I would have never dreamed when I started at Ideal 25 years ago that I would still be here,” says Rita. “I have felt like this is my second family for a long time. It’s been amazing to see how Ideal has grown and prospered and I have been very lucky to be a part of it. From 25 dealers when I started, to all the dealers we have now has been exciting to see. Going from DOS, to MOS, to Novell and now Windows has been quite a learning curve and fun to experience. Computers have always been fascinating to me and being here at Ideal, I was able to see the progression to where we are today. I’ve always been able to satisfy my desire to learn and teach computers.” “I think the most memorable moments have been able to meet our dealers,” adds Rita. “It has been very enjoyable to meet the people I have talked to so often. It’s nice to put a face with a voice.” Kurt also came on board in May of 1988 as a contract programmer for the original Ideal DOS system and has been a vital part in the development of Ideal ever since. “It has been a fun environment working at Ideal with a lot of great people over the years,” says Kurt. “The thing that has changed the most in the past 25 years has been the technology, which has kept my job interesting.” Ideal is extremely fortunate to have these two dedicated and valuable employees and wishes them continued success.