Long Beach, Calif. -- Epson America announced that Barry Wise, a long-time Epson consultant and retail industry leader, passed away on December 28, 2012.
"Barry was a one-of-a kind visionary who made an indelible mark in the retail technology industry," said Mike Helm, director of sales for Epson's business systems division and long time colleague of Wise. "Barry was passionate and insightful about how technology could make a difference to retailers. Epson has lost a dear friend and a valuable partner.
As president of Wise Retail Consulting, Wise's knowledge and expertise were well recognized in the retail technology industry. Wise worked behind the scenes in support of industry standards and initiatives for Epson at the National Retail Federation ‘s Annual Convention and Expo and was an early supporter of the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI). He was a founding member of the Assoication for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS).