LEHI, UTAH (Sept. 11, 2014)— It is with deep sympathy and sadness that SirsiDynix acknowledges the passing of Paul K. Sybrowsky, co-founder of Dynix, Inc., on Sept. 10, 2014, after battling prolonged illness. Although Paul was known for his undeniable business sense, he will be remember even more as a loving father, husband, and friend.
On August 22, 1983, Paul co-founded Dynix along with Keith Wilson, Jim Wilson, and Ralph Egan. By 1987, Dynix had become the #1 global leader in new library installations with 31 new customers that year. In 1993, Dynix signed its 1,000th installation contract and went on to become the largest ILS vendor in the world. During this period of incredible growth, Paul led the company as CEO until he left in 1995, a few years following the sale of the company to Ameritech Communications. As CEO of Dynix, he was recognized as Utah's Small Businessman of the Year and Utah's Entrepreneur of the Year in the field of technology.
His hard work, integrity, and enthusiasm served as the foundation for an impressive career, most recently serving as the 17th president of Southern Virginia University. He was also an active member of his church, where he served in many leadership positions. His optimism, vision, faith, and humor were contagious to all those who surrounded him.
"We will greatly miss Paul," said Eric Keith, SirsiDynix VP of Marketing and Strategic Alliances. "We honor him, we respect him, and we thank him for providing wonderful, career-defining opportunities for so many of us. While working for Paul, we forged friendships that will last a lifetime, and then some. Paul, thank you for everything."
Our condolences go out to his wife of 46 years, Lynne Prior Sybrowsky, their nine children, and 29 grandchildren.