Gerry Langeler on building Mentor, investing in Oregon
Gerry Langeler came to Portland long before it was cool. He'd never been to the city but when a grad school buddy and Portland native, David Moffenbeier, suggested he check it out, he did.
Langeler decided to make Portland home, and the city's technology industry was transformed as a result.
"I got close to graduating, I came out here and ... knocked on Tektronix's door," Langeler recalled. "(Tek) at that point for a very brief moment in time was hiring MBAs and that got me in the do...