|Paul Trevor Collard|
July 7, 1953|
Weston-Super-Mare, Avon, U.K.
|Died||December 28, 2005
Chicago, IL, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rebecca Janowitz (m. 1979)|
Paul Trevor Collard (7 July 1952 - 28 December 2005) was an entrepreneur and founded U.S. Robotics in 1976 with Casey Cowell and Steve Muka.
Paul Collard was born in Weston-Super-Mare, England, to Roy and Margaret Collard. He went to the Weston-super-Mare Grammar School for Boys, and later graduated from University of Sussex with a degree in applied physics where he met his future wife.
While working at the University of Chicago's Computation Center, Paul joined up with Casey Cowell, Stephen Muka, Stan Metcalf, and Tom Rossen to form U.S. Robotics. Paul began designing modems using the digital Design skills he learned at the University of Sussex . Paul left U.S. Robotics in 1987.
After attending a lecture at the University of Chicago on solar power, Paul left to start Midway Labs a solar power company using Roland Winston's non-imaging optics to build concentrator solar electric panels.