Long-serving Dimension Data Learning Solutions (DDLS) general manager, Steve Ross, has passed away.
According to a company statement, "Chipper" Ross, as he was known to friends and colleagues, died suddenly while on a family holiday in the US. His death was caused by a cerebral aneurysm. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Ross had been in charge of the training company for 13 years. DDLS was established after Dimension Data aquired ComTech Communications. Prior to this, Ross was a sales director for Future Technologies. He also worked for Fujitsu, Unisys and Qantas.
"We sincerely thank the Ross family for their generosity and support of DDLS. We will commemorate the enormous contribution that Steve made not only to the business, but the entire IT industry, for many years to come," the company said in a statement posted to its website.
Dimension Data CEO, Steve Nola, will provide management support to DDLS in the short-term.
Ross' funeral will take place in the Sydney suburb of Manly on January 11. The family has asked for donations to be made to the Cancer Council of NSW in lieu of flowers.