Gene Marsh, one of the true industry pioneers, has died.
Marsh, as many readers may recall, founded PADS Software, one of the first CAD software developers, in 1977. In fact, he beat Mentor’s, Cadnetix’s and Daisy’s respective founders to the punch by four years. (1981 was a big year for CAD, as it turned out.)
Gene was such a big deal, Printed Circuit Design started an award for software innovation and named it after him.
While Gene has been out of the industry for years, this is still a sad day.