brought readers news earlier this week about Wichita, Ks.-based Newer Technology’s planned resurrection. Now new details have emerged from The Wichita Eagle’s Deb Gruver in an article entitled
Wichita computer company reopens.
Gruver said that former Vice President of Operations Rick Estes purchased Newer Technology’s assets. Estes bought the rights from the bankruptcy court following Newer’s filing for Chapter 7 protection in 2001.
The news brought kudos from Newer founder James Wiebe, who stepped down in early 2000. Wiebe has gone on to open storage peripheral maker
WiebeTech. Wiebe said that it was “cool” that Estes, who knows the products and the market, now owns the business.
Estes told Gruver that for now Newer is a one-man operation. He hopes to have about ten full-time employees working for him within six months, however. The company will offer “a full range of Macintosh products,” according to Gruver.