Since its inception
over 25 years ago, the HP 3000 has generated strong devotion from
its customers. To show appreciation of its customers allegiance
to the HP 3000, Hewlett-Packard Company created the HP 3000 Contributors
Award. This year at HP World, HP presented this prestigious award
to Alfredo Rego for his extended commitment to the HP 3000.
HP established the HP 3000 Contributors Award in 1997 to recognize
outstanding members of the HP 3000 community who are not HP employees.
Jeff Vance, HP MPE porting enabling architect, along with previous
Contributors Award winners, unanimously decided that Rego was the
most deserving candidate among those considered for the 1999 award.
Long-time Loyal Advocate
Rego has been
a loyal advocate of the HP 3000 since he first purchased one in
1974. In fact, Rego was the first to purchase an HP 3000 outside
of the Americas, a noteworthy milestone in and of itself. Four years
later, Rego created Adager, a database maintenance tool for the
Over the past 25 years Rego has continued to be a strong voice for
the HP 3000. He has purchased advertisements in several publications,
such as ComputerWorld and the Wall Street Journal, promoting both
the HP 3000 and his companys products.
A popular speaker in the HP 3000 community, Rego has given many
speeches for HP World and Regional User Groups (RUGs). Earlier this
year, he organized a tour spanning seven cities in 12 days, continually
speaking at RUGs in support of the HP 3000. This tour was highlighted
by an interview with Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell for Lovells
talk show, which aired in early June 1999.
Adager Teams Up with HP 3000
Adager Corporation was created
in 1978 in response to Regos experience
working with the HP 3000. Adager offers database management tools
for IMAGE/SQL. The Adager product runs on any HP 3000 and includes
features for adapting and managing business critical data bases
under heavy access loads.
Although Rego is the creator and president of Adager, he still considers
himself a programmer. He continues to program and makes
sure that Adagers customer service is top of the line.
According to HPs Steve Patrick, remote account support engineer,
One cannot talk about Adager without also mentioning Alfredo
Rego. Through the years he has maintained his warm and friendly
manner. Alfredo has kept his company focused and its support second
to none. Alfredo truly understands the meaning of customer loyalty.
Through his altruistic efforts supporting the HP 3000, Rego has
built a successful company and has maintained a highly reputable
status among those with whom he comes in contact. Regos success
and accomplishments reflect his passion for his work and his positive
disposition. Alfredo Rego is truly an asset to Hewlett-Packard and
the HP 3000 community.