Wayne Inouye

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Wayne Inouye (born 1953) formerly served as Gateway's president & CEO. Inouye announced his departure from Gateway on February 9, 2006.[1]


Inouye became president & CEO of privately held eMachines in 2001,[1] where he quickly turned the company into one of the fastest-growing, most efficient PC companies in the United States. eMachines was acquired by Gateway in March 2004.[1]

Inouye had several decades of senior executive experience, first at The Good Guys!, where he worked for 9 years, and then as Senior VP of computer merchandising at Best Buy, where he worked from 1995 to 2001.[2]

He serves as the Consumer Merchandising & Channel Advisor of Fuhu, Inc. and Executive Officer of Fugoo, LLC.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Dawn Kawamoto (February 9, 2006). "Gateway CEO Inouye resigns". CNET. Retrieved October 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ Jay Palmer (August 9, 2004). "The Fall, and Fall, of Gateway". Smart Money. Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and Hearst SM Partnership. Retrieved October 10, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Wayne R. Inouye: Executive Profile & Biography - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2017-08-23.