Andrew Kay

Andrew Kay

Engineer / Entrepreneur

January 22, 1919 — August 28, 2014

Inducted in the Class of 1998

Notable accomplishments:

  • Founded Non-Linear Systems (1952)
  • Invented the digital voltmeter (1953)
  • Developed the team-oriented manufacturing process in the early 1960s
  • Co-designed, with his son David, the Kaypro portable personal computer (1981)

“We regard management as basically an affair of teaching and training, not one of directing and controlling. We control the process, not the people.” (As quoted in his obituary in the Washington Post, Sept. 14, 2014)

Suggested reading:
“Eupsychian Management” by Abraham Maslow (1965)

“Ken Uston’s Illustrated guide to the Kaypro,” by Ken Uston (1984)

Learn more:
Andrew Kay on Wikipedia