This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. He received a master's degree in iriapce from Syracuse Uni yersity. "There was an awful lot of travel. Grimes listened to the needs of channel partners, reinstituting Sun's partner council and completely revamping its partner program. A younger daughter, Tracy, came four years after Kelly. Gary R. Grimes, 60, of Norton peacefully passed away on Dec. 13, 2010.He was born in Akron on July 18, 1950. - Husband of Diane Miller (66), # Pam Roberts (68) - Wife of Rod Leavitt (66). Grimes graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 2002. When Grimes stepped up to the podium to collect his Lifetime Achievement Award this summer at VARBusiness' Annual Report Card (ARC) event in Chicago, his thoughts turned to two distinct themes. Fox Reunion 2017        Drake University. "Gary's many accomplishments included his ability to redefine partner relationships and drive profitability back into the channel by creating compelling partner programs, such as Sun's iForce, Storage Elite and TARP initiatives. 1960s Not all vendors appreciate the importance of partners, nor do they recognize the value. "Yeah. Pam (68), Diane (66), Fred Kuntz (66), wife of Mike, Mike Lindner (66)                                                                 Other attendants were Miss Melanie Mabey, the bride's cousin; Miss Kathleen Grimes, the bridegroom's sister, and Mrs. Paul S. Carter. People were buying things just to have the cache of Sun.". Patti Peck              Dynamics Cor poration in New York. Cindy Tosie              Rich Turco, -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------, Nancy Solari - Amazon.com: Press Photo~ Summer 42~1971 ~Gary Grimes ~Jerry ... SUMMER OF '42 - 1971 - GARY GRIMES - JENNIFER O'NEIL - RARE DVD. 1968     Richard Simpson, (# When Grimes took over, the channel represented 42 percent of sales. GRIMES JOINS SUN "I think it became a lot easier to partner with Sun and work with us.". After a first stab at college, Grimes gets shipped to Vietnam in 1967. To be sure, the channel chief's actions have engendered plenty of admiration during his tenure.  * Need Name), # "After the bubble burst, the channel was in disarray. The clean-cut teen actor made his movie debut as Hermie in Summer of  ’42 opposite Jennifer O’Neill and later co-starred with Wayne in Cahill U.S. "Budgets were seemingly unlimited, and targets were always obtainable," Grimes reflects. His first stab at college, a stint at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla., didn't work out and he found himself in Vietnam. Mrs. Bacon was her sister's matron of honor, and an other sister, Miss Iris Fitz hugh Gordon, was maid of honor. 1970s "Things came to a screeching halt, like somebody closed the door to the bank. Grimes says he'll always remember Sun's heyday with great fondness. "Budgets were seemingly unlimited and targets were always obtainable. He says he'll miss the day-to-day, but, on the plus side, he'll gets to spend more time with his wife, Sandy. To connect with Gary, sign up for Facebook today. August 19, 2006 And the relationships. [1] Grimes' first major role was in the 1971 film Summer of '42, playing a teenager, based on author Herman Raucher, who has an affair with a beautiful older woman (Jennifer O'Neill). His uncle was actor Rudy Solari. "He's the kind of good sport who will don a dress to participate in an internal company skit for sales managers or hop on a red eye to be the keynote speaker the next morning because a friend in the industry needs his help at a major event. When Gary Grimes, winner of VARBusiness' 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award, inherited Sun Microsystems' channel program in 2001, he knew he had his work cut out for him. He touched many lives performing in The Beatles tribute band, 1964.Gary … Rod (67), CinemaRetro It was just an unbelievable market," Grimes recounts. (66) Jerry (66), Gary G (66), Rod (in back, 67), Bill (66), Mike (top, 66), Steve P (66), Fred Fox Reunion 2012, Fox Reunion 2013      | We didn't have a good story about Linux or Windows, relative to the Solaris environment. He is an actor, known for ... Nephew of Rudy Solari, who was his mother's brother. I was traveling 75 percent of the time, and it was getting old. Fox Reunion 2014 (none)     Gary Grimes (born June 2, 1955) is a former American actor. Evans, Jim Gherardini            Gary Grimes             The channel partners quickly learned to trust Gary and respected his style. or. Gary Evans (66)                                             Jim Gherardini (66), Rich Turco (67)                                          Sharon DeGeare (66), Diane Miller (66)                                              Don Dankel (67), Eddie Lohman (66), and his wife                                                  To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, edit or update them. Grimes' other film credits include Cahill U.S. Review: "The Spikes Gang" (1974) Starring Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes And Ron Howard; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Review, 13 May 2015 And when Grimes steps down in December, to be replaced by Greg Stroud, it will be with the confidence of a channel manager who knows he's leaving Sun in better shape than when he took the channel job three years ago. It was absolutely unforeseen, and we thought it was a transient event," Grimes says. Gary Grimes net worth is. So we needed to respond.". "Perhaps the most damning element of all of that was that [solution providers] didn't trust us, and our sales people didn't trust [them].". Gloria Cheatham (66), Steve W (66), Joel (66), Diane (66), Jim (66), Cindy (67)                              Sharon (66), Gary E (66), Steve W(66), Joel (66), Diane (66), Steve P (66), Steve W (66), Frank (67), Joel (66), Gary E (66), Jim (66), Bill Biography. “I got to the point where the work wasn’t up to the quality that I wanted,” says Grimes, 55, who lives in Los Angeles and is employed by a charitable organization he prefers not to disclose. Janis Ostof           Steve Prokasky          Don Koehler            Fred Kuntz          Michael Grimes took three disparate programs—software, hardware and services—and combined them into one iForce partner community that the VAR community has learned to trust. After working at Data General and Perkin-Elmer, Grimes joined Sun in August 1987 as a district manager. (67), Nick Statler - Husband of Donna Ahrens (66). "I got to the point where the work wasn't up to the quality that I wanted," Grimes told American Profile magazine in 2011. Ingram Cuts Ribbon On Its Largest Warehouse Yet. "I became fairly serious about the future after Vietnam.". Out of school, Grimes joins Burroughs in 1972, the first of four major computer vendors he will work for in managerial roles during the course of his career. IT channel news with the solution provider perspective you know and trust sent to your inbox. Plus, see what some of your favorite stars of the '90s look like now. Grimes' two adult daughters and their families live nearby, so he plans to spend more time with all of them, including his wife, Sandy. Marshal (1973) alongside John Wayne, The Spikes Gang (1974) with Lee Marvin and Ron Howard and the cult Disney film Gus (1976), about a mule that kicks field goals. A YOUNG EXEC ON THE MOVE While difficult market conditions hamstrung growth for many businesses, his confidence and vision for the powerful role the channel would play at Sun and the industry as a whole never wavered," says Anna McDermott, president and CEO of colossal Sun distributor GE Access. He later became a commercial artist and portrait photographer. [2], Grimes appeared in only six films, and largely retired from show business in the late 1970s (except for an episode of Matt Houston in 1983). What became of Gary Grimes, the young man of the 1971 film Summer of ’42 who later appeared in Westerns with John Wayne and Lee Marvin? THE GLORY DAYS "I've learned the value of teamworkthe people who deserve recognition are the ones who make things happen.". GREENWICH, Conn., May 2 — Miss Melanie Wilmer Gordon and Gary Sherman Grimes were married here this afternoon in St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. Travel back in time to check out the early roles of some of Hollywood's heavy hitters. Gary Grimes was born on June 2, 1955 in San Francisco, California, USA. Odds are, he won't miss that. Jim Gherardini (66), Gary Evans (66). HQLC Painting. About Gary Grimes. I’m very happy in my decision.”, https://americanprofile.com/articles/ask-ap-gary-grimes/, https://americanprofile.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/gary-grimes-western-actor-150x150.jpg. Gary Grimes is on Facebook. Marshal. Grimes was born in San Francisco, California. Cindy Tosie (67)                                               Reunion 2007          Reunion 2006          Favorites. It feels like a good time to step out," Grimes says. "When I got this job three years ago, I felt a little like an ER doctor. A former CIA intelligence officer, Grimes' wife was responsible, along with her partner, for the capture of notorious rogue agent Aldridge Ames. Grimes was named Region Director of the Year in 1994, and Vice President of the Year in 1999. Best Defensive American Football Movie Character, Ten Great Movie Music Moments by Michel Legrand, Review: "The Spikes Gang" (1974) Starring Lee Marvin, Gary Grimes And Ron Howard; Kino Lorber Blu-ray Review, "The John Wayne Westerns Film Collection" Debuts June 2 From Warner Home Entertainment. Marilyn Mottert (66), Janis Ostof (66)                                        Frank Evans          —Tony Reznak Jr., Nanticoke, Pa. Grimes retired from show business in the 1970s and prefers living these days well out of the spotlight. Today, Sun's partner initiatives are widely considered to be among the industry's most successful and are largely due to Gary's unrelenting determination.". Fairfield Arts & Convention Center . He then joined Burroughs, one of four major computer vendors he would work for during the course of his career. 2000s Music. $700,000 Gary Grimes Wiki: Salary, Married, Wedding, Spouse, Family Gary Grimes (born June 2, 1955, in San Francisco) is a former American actor. Alicia Grimes - Wife of Gary Grimes (66) Nick Statler - Husband of Donna Ahrens (66) Jintano - Date of Steve Winheim (66) * Wife of Michael Lindner (66) Occasionally the digitization process introduces transcription errors or other problems; we are continuing to work to improve these archived versions.