John Rynearson named first VITA Hall of Fame inductee

The hall of fame is intended to honor those most influential to VITA and to preserve the memory of the people and technologies that have had the greatest impact on the open standards industry since its beginnings.

John is slated to retire as of January 1, 2014, and his replacement will certainly have large shoes to fill, as he has been a major influencer to the VITA universe for over 20 years. Ray Alderman, VITA executive director, states how proud of John he is, and says, “I have been truly blessed to have John as the technical director of VITA during my tenure. It has been a privilege to work with John. I have great respect for his integrity and skills” and Chairman Dean Holman wishes John the best in his retirement.

Many more will be inducted into the each year; the next set of inductees will be announced in January of 2014. To view John’s page and to see the current progress of the hall of fame, visit The nomination process will also be posted on the website in January.

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