W. DAL BERRY, Senior Advisor Emeritus

In Memoriam   

Jan. 6, 1937 – Jan. 24, 2013 — Dal was a business leader, trusted advisor & mentor and a dear friend who was a most positive influence.  He will be missed but never forgotten. 

 

W. Dal Berry had over 40 years of senior managerial expertise in both private and public companies including as an Entrepreneur and Co-Founder collectively raising over $2.6 Billion in venture & corporate financing and had successfully taken 3 companies public (IPO).

  • Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, IP Communications
  • CEO & Co-Founder Speedlink Communications
  • CEO & Co-Founder Global Wireless Holdings (GWH)
  • CEO Graphic Scanning
  • CEO Telscape
  • CEO Polish Telephone & Microwave Corp.
  • CEO VMX
  • VP & GM Xerox

Dal was the co-founder Chairman and CEO of IP Communications successfully raising over $1.5 Billion in venture capital and corporate financing for the pioneering broadband services company. Prior to that he was a co-founder, Chairman & CEO of UK-based Speedlink Communications and Dallas, TX based Global Wireless Holdings (GWH).  He had also served as president and CEO of Graphic Sciences, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Burroughs Corporation, and as vice president of Xerox Worldwide Facsimile Business Operations. His IPO experience is also extensive. He was president and CEO Telscape International Inc., which was taken public in 1994; and CEO of Polish Telephone & Microwave Corp., and CEO of VMX, Inc., the pioneer and worldwide leader in the voice messaging industry, taken public in 1983. VMX merged with Octel, which was later acquired by Lucent Technologies for $2.1 Billion.

As an industry leader, Dal also served on the board of several trade and community organizations including: Former chairman of the Texas Council of the American Electronics Association, member of the American Electronics Association National Board of Directors, vice-chairman of the Committee of Business Executives for Better Education in Texas, and board of directors for the Technology Executives Roundtable. Dal had also served on the advisory board of Nokia’s Innovent Group and Genesis Campus Funds.