ATR Computers Company Resume
ATR Computers was founded in 1998 by Fred and Paul Krause, overseen by the elder owner George Stafford. Two business lines were formed: a retail shop and a business consulting unit. Fred managed the Retail shop with 5 computer techs and Paul managed the business consulting unit with 2 supporting computer techs. As opportunities grew the retail shop entered the Ebay market, selling refurbished laptops. In 2008 Fred spun off a separate corporation focused exclusively on Ebay sales retaining the name ATR Computers. He currently has 10 staff members. Paul took over the operations of both the retail store and the business consulting unit with 6 computer techs. The new combined company is known as ATR Computers Services.
Below is a brief resume of the owners:
Paul Krause graduated from MSU with a degree in Computer Science in 1979. He worked for the GM family of companies: Hughes Aircraft, GM, and then EDS, leaving in 1998 to start ATR Computers. His expertise has changed with technology, starting with CDC Mainframes, and then as a UNIX expert, and finally as a Microsoft Systems Analyst. Paul is an established computer programmer and a long time database expert.
Fred Krause retired from General Motors in 1997 with 30 years of service. He was in Senior level management for AC Delco, specializing in Mechanical Engineering. Upon Fred’s retirement he took his management experience and was the leader in forming ATR Computers.
George Stafford, our stepfather, passed away in 2009. He entered the computer field in the late 1940’s working for IBM. His expertise was with IBM mainframe systems and then PC Computer systems. His career spanned 40 years with various companies.