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Remembering G-Tech’s Pete Schlatter
By Randi Altman
|June 7, 2013
It is with a heavy heart that I report the passing of G-Tech’s Pete Schlatter. Pete passed away on June 5, 2013 after a battle with cancer. He was 50 years old.
I have known Pete for years, meeting up on trade show floors in Las Vegas and Amsterdam. He always greeted me with a hug and a warm smile and never complained when I would pull out my FlipCam for a spur-of-the-moment booth tour – here’s an example of his good nature from NAB 2011. http://www.postmagazine.com/Video-Center/NAB/NAB-2011-G-Tech-shows-Thunderbolt-tools-more.aspx.
Pete was one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met – and I don’t mean in the industry, I mean in life.
When I got the news, I reached out to a mutual friend, Jim Geduldick. Jim had worked with Pete over the years reviewing products for Post and using them in his work, in addition to helping out with some trade show video graphics. He shared this with me: “Pete and I would reminisce about surfing and skateboarding trips at his favorite local breakfast spot in Southern California.
“He was always there to support me and share his industry experience with me. Pete was a friend. I never thought of him as ‘just an industry guy.’ Not to mention he could animate in After Effects with the best of us! You will be missed Pete.”
His G-Tech family released this statement: "To our colleagues in the industry: We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend, Pete Schlatter. He passed away on June 5th surrounded by his loving wife Lindsay, beautiful son Devin, family and friends. We are so appreciative of the outpouring of support from our friends in the industry. On behalf of the entire G-Tech team, thank you. Many of you knew Pete, as he was an avid supporter of the industry. His passion not only showed in the work he did, but in the many friends he made along the way and the products he championed into existence. So friends, let us celebrate his life, his family, his many accomplishments and the profound and lasting difference he made in this world. Rest peacefully my friend. We miss you.”
— Ian Andes, Vice President of Sales, and the G-Technology team.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Pete's memory can be made to one of the following:
1. Devin's college fund - http://gradsave.com/devinrobertschlatter
2. Sarcoma Foundation of America - https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/SarcomaFoundationofAmerica/OnlineDonation.html
Also, please use this email - firstname.lastname@example.org - to share any memories of Pete that could be shared with his family.