Telewave President and co-founder Raymond L. Collins passes
Raymond L. Collins: 1932-2016
Raymond L. Collins, President and co-founder of Telewave, Inc., passed away in San Jose, Calif., on March 15, 2016, after a brief illness. He was 83.
Ray Collins grew up in the Yakima Valley of Washington State, and worked for several local broadcast radio stations in the 1950's. He served in the Army and National Guard during the Korean and Vietnam wars, and worked for RCA and Motorola in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years following his military service.
Telewave Chief Operations Officer Dave Mexicano said, "Ray Collins was an extraordinary individual, and his passing is a great loss to our company and the industry. We are committed to honoring Ray's legacy of high quality and exemplary customer support. Telewave has a strong management team in place, and we are fortunate to have many long-time employees, some who have been with the company for over 30 years."
Ray Collins co-founded Telewave, Inc. in 1972, and was a past president of the Communications Marketing Association and a Fellow of the Radio Club of America.
Services are pending in Yakima, Wash.