Tuesday, August 30, 2022
I wish to send my condolences to my old friend Dave’s brother and his family. I am sorry he left us far too soon. Actually, when I worked with him at Reynolds & Reynolds, I believed him when he said he was only ten years older than me. Ok, so he told a little white lie. Not a big deal. He was a super-star at R+R. Everyone respected him and called upon him for solutions. Besides his great breadth of knowledge in the auto industry, he had a wonderfully sharp, humorous wit. Even today when I see someone with change, I always remember Dave saying, “Hey buddy, have you got change for a nickel?”
I am fortunate to say I worked with Dave for almost seven wonderful years. He was a great leader, more than generous with his time, work knowledge and work experiences.
I will always remember Dave Ayden for his famous one-liners. He was quick and always ready with something witty to say.