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News   January 29, 2019   by Adam Malik

CounterWorks founder Culbertson dies

Glen Culbertson, one of the founders of jobber computer system CounterWorks, died Jan. 7.

He was 86 years old.

Culbertson, Pete Kornafel, Art Lotus, and Lou Parillo founded CounterWorks in 1982. The company grew to serve more than 1,000 jobber sites throughout the automotive aftermarket over the years.

Culbertson was the chief architect and head programmer until his retirement in 1997. He remained active in the company, however, and his sons Dave and Matt continue to run the business.

“I started working with Glen 30 years ago. The thing that I remember best about Glen is that no matter what we asked of the software he always found a way to get it done” said Brad Cowen, president of CounterWorks and director at Autowares. “He treated everyone like family, I will miss his insight and the pleasure of a margarita over dinner with him and Joan. He passed on his attitude, vision, and ingenuity to everyone he touched. He will be greatly missed.”

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