SPRINGFIELD, MA., May 31, 2017 – Following a distinguished career of over 50 years, Jack Shea announced that he is stepping down from his role as a Business Development Executive, though he continues to serve as a consultant at InTempo. Widely considered to be a “godfather” of rental software, Jack was instrumental in ushering in the era of computerization across the industry.
Upon arriving at Taylor Rental as a Certified Public Accountant in 1973, Jack worked to computerize internal operations and to provide franchisees with better information. Acting on his belief that there was a substantial benefit to be gained by having a point of sale system in a rental business, he founded Solutions by Computer in 1982. Solutions quickly earned accolades for its CounterPro® software line, which enabled rental businesses to efficiently track inventory and calculate charges accurately—revolutionary developments at the time. The product continued to evolve over the years, and was followed by the introduction of Enfinity® (now InTempo Core) in 2005. Solutions was acquired by Constellation Software in 2008, and in 2015 the company joined forces with a portion of Wynne Systems, also owned by Constellation, to form InTempo Software. Jack has been honored with many awards over the years, including the American Rental Association’s prestigious Special Service Award.
“Jack has been an outstanding ambassador not only for the InTempo brand, but for the advancement of technology in general,” said John Bureau, General Manager of Wynne Systems. “He opened the eyes of an entire generation, myself included, to the power of computing in this industry. His passion and dedication inspired many of us over the years and he will be missed by all of those who had the opportunity to work with him.”
Matt Hopp, General Manager of InTempo, added, “We celebrate Jack’s many accomplishments and the tremendous impact he leaves behind. Jack’s retirement is well deserved and we wish him the best of luck in this next chapter.”
“Watching how this industry has grown and embraced technology has been incredibly fulfilling. It has been a privilege to serve alongside such a passionate group of colleagues and customers, many of whom I have known for decades and come to count as close friends,” said Jack.
Retirement will give Jack the opportunity to spend more time with his family, focus on his hobbies, and take on new challenges.
About InTempo Software Inc.
InTempo Software Inc. is a leading provider of mission-critical technology solutions for equipment, tool, event and specialty rental businesses. The company’s portfolio of rental business management systems includes the RentalMan® (now InTempo Enterprise™), Enfinity® (now InTempo Core™) and CounterPro® product lines. InTempo offers desktop, mobile and cloud-based applications with a choice of operating platforms, price points, and development focus. In offering these choices, InTempo serves regional and local independent rental operators with the optimal technology for each customer’s current needs and future growth. www.intemposoftware.com