CRI Spotlight: Herb Bodtke

Herb Bodtke

Honoring one of our own
CRI’s Favorite Veteran: Mr. Herb Bodtke
On November 11th, Veterans Day, our nation will honor the men and
women who have served and defended the United States of America.
I have had the privilege to work alongside a distinguished veteran, Herb Bodtke, CRI’s recently retired Executive Vice President. Herb is a Vietnam Era Navy veteran, he served on the USS Pargo, a Sturgeon-class nuclear submarine. Herb and I recently attended the commissioning ceremony of a new nuclear submarine in New London, CT at the US Navy Submarine Base. Herb shared with me some of his best Navy stories, such as when he was new to the sub in the 60’s, the Captain pulled him aside and lead him to one of the most important systems on the boat, the Coca Cola machine. The Captain instructed Herb to always make sure it works and it is always full. A second and beautifully sentimental story, was that his wife wrote him a letter every day he was in the service and she sprayed every letter with her perfume, which Herb apparently liked quite a bit.

 

Every employee at CRI would like to extend our gratitude and thanks to Herb and to all veterans. Herb has always been a fine role model and continues to be a great friend to us all.

 

Respectfully,

Gil Engels

CRI’s CTO talks tools at Converge 2014

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Fletch and Paul had a good time joking about being a “tool”, In this case it is not a bad thing at all!  The Leatherman tool is know as  “The Original American Made Tool” .   As an integrator and innovator working closely with other partners and DevConnects,  CRI is “The Leatherman” of  Technology!

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CRI and ObjectTel Partnering for the Win, short line railroads are just the beginning!

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Converge 2014- Exciting news- Just before delivering a thoughtful podcast reflecting on the DevConnect Partnership between ObjectTel and CRI

ObjectTel was presented with the DevConnect Partner of the Year Award 2014!  We Congratulate them and look forward to furthering our partnership,

 

Another fabulous Podcast-   Each year the Avaya DevConnect program hands out awards to program members. The “Devvy’s” go to innovative partners with proven solutions as well as several other categories. Jon Alperin covers this years winners with Fletch.

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ATF delivers a fantastic event- CRI delivers an awe inspiring multi data center configuration

While attending Avaya’s Technology Forum (ATF), Paul Leatherman, CRI CTO, discusses with Fletch some of our latest Innovative developments.

Paul Leatherman - first Avaya Podcast Network speaker reflects on Innovation

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ATF has grown to become an incredibly well attended event showcasing the cream of the crop with regards to Avaya technology.  CRI has been a technology partner and sponsor of ATF since its inception, three years ago.  Once again, CRI delivered and deployed the entire back wall of the showcase room.

CRI is proud to partner with Avaya at ATF
CRI is proud to partner with Avaya at ATF