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Sadly, just a few days before Christmas on Dec. 22, 2014, we learned that SAIC founder and former chairman and CEO Dr. J. Robert Beyster passed away at the age of 90. He was at home and surrounded by his beloved family.

In 1986, Dr. Beyster created the Foundation for Enterprise Development (FED) to assist companies and individuals who were interested in furthering the concept of employee ownership, a core principle of Dr. Beyster’s entrepreneurial philosophy.

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