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Software engineer

Richard Allen Zahniser, American Software engineer. Avocation: chili cook. M C. Recipient Outstanding Svc. award Colorado Country Music Association, 1969.


Zahniser, Richard Allen was born on September 16, 1935 in Pittsburgh. Son of Richard Bayard and Mary M. (Kirk) Zahniser.


Bachelor in Psychology, University Arizona, 1964. Master of Business Administration, University Colorado, 1983.


Field representative, Kellogg Communications Systems division ITT, Chicago, 1961-1963;systems engineer data processing division, International Business Machines Corporation, Los Angeles, Denver, 1964-1971;senior systems analyst, project leader, Cibar, Inc., Colorado Springs, 1972-1974, 77;computer systems specialist, manager system support, System Development Corporation, Colorado Springs, 1974-1977;executive director, Cibar Systems Institute, Colorado Springs, 1977-1981;president, RIX Software Engineering, Colorado Springs, since 1981;founder, chairman, CASELab, Inc., Colorado Springs, since 1989. Founder, vice president operations Colorado Software Solutions, Colorado Springs, 1982-1984. Course author, instructor Learning Tree International, Culver City, California, 1981-1990.

Manager productivity project IMB Users Group, Share, 1978-1980;honorary professor of University Colorado, Colorado Springs, 1979.


  • Avocation: chili cook. M C.


  • Other Work

    • Author, editor software section Engineering, Computing Applications Newsletter, 1981-1983. Contributor articles to professional jours. Public LabNotes, since 1991.


Cubmaster, scoutmaster Boy Scouts American, Denver and Colorado Springs, 1968-1974. With United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association Computing Machinery (chairman Pike's Peak chapter 1975-1977), Data Processing Management Association (president local chapter 1984-1985), American Federation Musicians, International Order Rocky Mtn.

Goats, Delta Sigma Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Chili cook.


Married JoAnn Jolley. Children: Timothy Scott, Tricia Jolley. Married Charlotte Lenore Thorne, July 11, 1981.

Richard Bayard Zahniser

Mary M. (Kirk) Zahniser

JoAnn Jolley

Charlotte Lenore Thorne

Timothy Scott Zahniser

Tricia Jolley Zahniser