The History of the Comms Group - Table of Contents

I. History of the Group - "What's a PC?"

II. History of the Group - The Betzian Dynasty

III. History of the Group - The Modern Era (Part 1)

IV. History of the Group - The Grzesiakian Dynasty

V. History of the Group - The Bifurcation

VI. History of the Group - Comms Survives the End of the World

VII. History of the Group - Comms and the Fall of Andersen

 

History of the Group - "What's a PC?"

Wang Office/Comms: April 1986

Tomb, Balensifen, Pechousek, Grzesiak

 

Microdata/Network Control: April 1986

Vazquez, Wallenbecker

 

Mainframe Comms: April 1986

Nottke, Betz, DeFauw

 

Wang Office/Comms: September 1987

Balensifen, Eipert, Taylor, Cole, McGregor, Herrick, Dugard

(add McGregor, Herrick, Dugard; Pechousek, Kackly to AANet project; Grzesiak on loan at Wang; Tomb quit; McGregor is manager)

 

Microdata/Network Control: September 1987 

Wallenbecker

(Vazquez transfer to AANet project)

 

Wang Office/Comms: December 1987 - April 1988

Balensifen, Eipert, Taylor, Cole, McGregor, Cronin, Coon, Karstrand

(move from 1 N Dearborn / 69 W Washington to 1 N State, add Cronin, Coon, Karstrand)

 

Wang Office/Office Automation: July 1988

Eipert, Taylor, Cronin, McGregor, Coon, Karstrand, Binning, Sellers, Wallenbecker

(add Binning, Sellers; add Wallenbecker from Microdata/Network Control; Wallenbecker is manager)

 

Wang Comms: July 1988

Balensiefen, Cole, Pechousek

 

Mainframe Comms: July 1988

Nottke, DeFauw, Betz, Dirth, Nuzda, Jurek

(add Jurek)

 

History of the Group - The Betzian Dynasty

August 1988 - May 1989

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Smith, Karstrand, Roze, Coon, Lockard, Verbeck, Jurek, Sellers, Binning

(merger of the Wang Comms and Mainframe Comms groups; McGregor transfer out; Balensifen, Eipert, Taylor, Cole, Nuzda quit; Betz is manager)

 

June 1989 - 15

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Smith, Karstrand, Roze, Coon, Lockard, Verbeck, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Kehoe

(add Hicks, Kehoe)

 

August 1990 - 16

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Smith, Karstrand, Roze, Coon, Lockard, Verbeck, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Kehoe, Adams

(add Adams)

 

September 1990 to January 1991 - 15

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Smith, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Kehoe, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo

(add Blotevogel and Castillo; Karstrand, Verbeck quit; Lockard transfer to AA)

 

January 1991 - 16

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Smith, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Kehoe, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe

(add Jobe)

 

January 1991 to September 1991 - 15

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Smith, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe

(Kehoe quit)

 

September 1991 - 16

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Smith, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe, Grzesiak

(add Grzesiak from transfer)

 

September 1991 to April 1992 - 16

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe, Grzesiak, Nuzda

(Smith quit; add Nuzda)

 

April 1992 to May 1992 - 16

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe, Grzesiak, Nuzda

(The Flood)

 

May 1992 to September 1992 - 16

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe, Grzesiak, Nuzda

 

History of the Group - The Modern Era (Part 1)

September 1992 - 17

Betz, Cronin, DeFauw, Dirth, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe, Grzesiak, Nuzda, Flagg

(add Flagg)

 

December 1992 - 17

Betz, DeFauw, Dirth, Roze, Coon, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Adams, Blotevogel, Castillo, Jobe, Grzesiak, Nuzda, Flagg, Johnson

(add Johnson, Cronin transfer to OA90)

 

April 1993 - 11

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Blotevogel, Jobe, Grzesiak, Johnson

(DeFauw, Castillo & Nuzda transfer to Mainframe Systems group; Flagg transfer to FNNO; Coon & Adams transfer to Operations)

 

August 1993 - 10

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Hicks, Jobe, Grzesiak, Johnson

(Blotevogel quit)

 

September 1993 - 10

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Sellers, Binning, Jobe, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy

(Hicks quit; add Kennedy)

 

November 1993 - 10 (1 on-loan)

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Binning, Jobe, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, Cardwell

(Sellers quit; add Cardwell from transfer, Dirth on-loan to Sophia)

 

December 1993 - 9 (1 on loan)

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, Cardwell

(Jobe quit, Dirth on-loan to Sophia)

 

January 1994 - 10 (1 on-loan)

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, Cardwell, McNicholas

(add McNicholas from transfer, Dirth on-loan to Sophia)

 

July 1994 - 12 (1 on-loan)

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, Cardwell, McNicholas, Mateos, Hoover

(add Mateos from transfer, add Hoover; Dirth on-loan to Sophia FNNO)

 

History of the Group - The Grzesiakian Dynasty

September 1994 - 12 (4 on-loan)

Betz, Dirth, Roze, Jurek, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, Cardwell, McNicholas, Mateos, Hoover

(Betz, Kennedy, Cardwell & Johnson on-loan to ANet; Dirth back from Sophia; Grzesiak becomes manager)

 

December 1994 - 10 (4 on-loan)

Betz, Dirth, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, Cardwell, McNicholas, Mateos, Hoover

(Roze & Jurek quit; Betz, Johnson, Kennedy & Cardwell on-loan to ANet)

 

January 1995 - 8

Dirth, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Hoover

(Betz & Cardwell stay w/ ANet)

 

February 1995 - 9

Dirth, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Hoover, Nelson

(add Nelson)

 

April 1995 - 9 (2 on-loan)

Dirth, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Hoover, Nelson

(Kennedy, Hoover on-loan to AATS for GENesis)

 

July 1995 - 9 (3 on-loan)

Dirth, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Hoover, Nelson

(Kennedy, Hoover, Nelson on-loan to AATS for GENesis 50-100%)

 

September 1995 - 9 (3 on-loan)

Dirth, Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Quackenbush, Nelson

(Hoover becomes Quackenbush; Kennedy, Hoover, Nelson on-loan to AATS for GENesis 50-100%)

 

November 1995 - 8 (4 on-loan)

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Quackenbush, Nelson

(Dirth quit; Kennedy, Quackenbush, Nelson, Binning on-loan to AATS for GENesis 50-100%)

 

January 1996 - 9 (4 on-loan)

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Quackenbush, Nelson, Weseman

(add Weseman; Kennedy, Quackenbush, Nelson, Binning on-loan to AATS for GENesis 50-100%)

 

May 1996 - 12

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Nelson, Weseman, McTigue, Power, Pazdzioch

(Mateos becomes Lee; add McTigue, Power, Pazdzioch from Remote Access group)

 

July 1996 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Nelson, Weseman, McTigue, Power, Pazdzioch, Tantral

(add Tantral)

 

September 1996 - 14

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Nelson, Weseman, McTigue, Power, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw

(add DeFauw from MF Comms)

 

October 1996 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Nelson, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw

(Power to AC)

 

January 1997 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Nelson, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw

(moved from 1 N State to 330 N Wabash)

 

May 1997 - 14

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Mateos, Quackenbush, Nelson, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw, Heng

(add Heng from ANet)

 

September 1997 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Kennedy, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw, Heng

(Nelson quit)

 

November 1997 - 12

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw, Heng

(Kennedy quit)

 

January 1998 - 14

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Lee, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw, Heng, Buckardt, Hilquist

(add Buckardt, Hilquist)

 

March 1998 - 12

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw, Buckardt, Hilquist

(Lee, Heng quit)

 

May 1998 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw, Buckardt, Hilquist, Wu

(add Wu)

 

July 1998 - 14

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Pazdzioch, Tantral, DeFauw, Buckardt, Hilquist, Wu, Blaha

(add Blaha)

 

August 1998 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Tantral, DeFauw, Buckardt, Hilquist, Wu, Blaha

(Pazdzioch quit)

 

History of the Group - The Bifurcation

September 1998 - 22

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Tantral, DeFauw, Buckardt, Hilquist, Wu, Blaha, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Larson, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman

(transfer of group from AWO to AA -- AC leaves home; add Fritzler from ISS; add R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Larson, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman all from AATS)

 

December 1998 - 23

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, McTigue, Tantral, DeFauw, Buckardt, Hilquist, Wu, Blaha, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Larson, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero

(add Romero from Netware Group)

 

January 1999 - 20

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Blaha, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero

(McTigue, Larson transfer out; Buckardt quit)

 

March 1999 - 19

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero

(Blaha transfer out)

 

April 1999 - 20

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero, Wegrzyn

(add Wegrzyn)

 

May 1999 - 21

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero, Wegrzyn, Prieto

(add Prieto)

 

June 1999 - 22

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero, Wegrzyn, Prieto, Lopez

(add Lopez)

 

July 1999 - 22 (2 on-loan)

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Barbaric, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero, Wegrzyn, Prieto, Lopez

(Tantral and Hilquist on-loan to ANet)

 

September 1999 - 21 (3 on-loan)

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Stankus, Leung, Bowerman, Romero, Wegrzyn, Prieto, Lopez

(Tantral and Hilquist on-loan to ANet, Aluquin on-loan to Enterprise Solutions, Barbaric quit)

 

December 1999 - 20 (3 on-loan)

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Aluquin, Stankus, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Prieto, Lopez

(Tantral and Hilquist on-loan to ANet, Aluquin on-loan to Enterprise Solutions, Bowerman quit)

 

History of the Group - Comms Survives the End of the World

February 2000 - 19

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Stankus, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Prieto, Lopez

(Tantral and Hilquist return from ANet, Aluquin to Enterprise Solutions)

 

March 2000 - 19

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Hilquist, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, K. Johnson, Stankus, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Lopez, Kravets

(Prieto quit, add Kravets)

 

April 2000 - 17

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Stankus, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Lopez, Kravets

(K. Johnson, Hilquist quit)

 

July 2000 - 19

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Weseman, Tantral, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Stankus, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Delfin, Kennedy, Singh

(Lopez quit; add Delfin, Kennedy [again], Singh)

 

August 2000 - 18

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Tantral, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Stankus, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Delfin, Kennedy, Singh

(Weseman quit)

 

September 2000 - 18

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Tantral, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Delfin, Kennedy, Singh, Proies

(Stankus to ANet; add Proies)

 

December 2000 - 19

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Tantral, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Delfin, Kennedy, Singh, Proies, Molina

(add Molina from Architecture group)

 

VII. History of the Group - Comms and the Fall of Andersen

March 2001 - 20

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, Tantral, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Delfin, Kennedy, Singh, Proies, Molina, FitzSimons

(AC gives up "Andersen" name, becomes "Accenture"; add FitzSimons)

 

April 2001 - 19

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Romero, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Delfin, Kennedy, Singh, Proies, Molina, FitzSimons

(Tantral quit)

 

??? 2001 - 18

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Delfin, Kennedy, Singh, Proies, Molina, FitzSimons

(Romero quit)

 

August? 2001 - 16

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, McNicholas, Quackenbush, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Kennedy, Singh, Molina, FitzSimons

(Delfin and Proies laid off)

 

September? 2001 - 14

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Quackenbush, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Singh, Molina, FitzSimons

(McNicholas and Kennedy transfer to Project Planning)

 

October? 2001 - 14

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Quackenbush, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Singh, Molina, FitzSimons

(News of Enron first gets out)

 

Feburary? 2002 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Quackenbush, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Molina, FitzSimons

(Singh quits)

 

March 2002 - 13

Binning, Grzesiak, Johnson, Quackenbush, DeFauw, Wu, Fritzler, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, Molina, FitzSimons

(Andersen indicted for obstruction of justice)

 

April 2002 - 8

Grzesiak, Quackenbush, Wu, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, FitzSimons

(Binning, Johnson, DeFauw, Fritzler, and Molina laid off)

 

June2002 - 8

Grzesiak, Quackenbush, Wu, R. Smith, Leung, Wegrzyn, Kravets, FitzSimons

(Andersen convicted of obstruction of justice)

 

August? 2002 - 4

Grzesiak, R. Smith, Wegrzyn, FitzSimons

(Quackenbush, Wu, Leung, and Kravets laid off)

 

November? 2002 - 0

(Grzesiak, R. Smith, Wegrzyn, and FitzSimons laid off)

 

Postlogue

Thus ends the history of the Comms Group.  In it's time Comms designed and developed ANet from scratch -- the Andersen intranet that connected over 80,000 users located in over 400 locations scattered around over 80 countries -- providing ubiquitous e-mail, database access/sharing, webcasting, standard file/print services, Internet and intranet web access, Instant Messaging, time synchronization, and more.