Wednesday, January 04, 2006

In memory of Jackson Lan - PC CLUB Founder

PC Club Mourns Passing of President Jackson Lan

It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you the death of Mr. Jackson Lan, the President of PC Club. A fine example of entrepreneurship and visionary in the computer retail industry, Jackson died of cancer in the City of Hope hospital on 12/23/05 at the age of 55.

Our most respected President has long been a determined and outstanding leader. Prior to moving to the United States in 1989, Jackson had already demonstrated his knowledge and leadership as the General Manager of US operations for VIP Computer Inc., District Sales Manager for Hewlett-Packard Taiwan Ltd., and Program Manager/Business Process Re-engineering for Nan Ya Plastic Co. Ltd.

In 1991, Jackson formed Computer Wholesale Inc. in the City of Industry, California with great vision and anticipation. Soon after the wholesale business started, Jackson quickly realized that in order for his business to succeed, he must focus on customer service and add value to the products sold to the customers. Therefore, the first PC Club retail store was opened in 1992. Under his leadership, PC Club has grown to be a nationwide enterprise with 58 stores in 12 states today. During the last 14 years, the company was repeatedly listed as the Top 500 fastest growing private company by Inc Magazine, named Top 100 Retailers and Top 10 Innovators by Computer Retail Week as well as Top 100 CE Retailers and Top 50 PC Retailers by Twice Magazine.

From 1993 to 1994, Jackson served as the President of the Southern California Chinese Computer Association (SCCCA). Proven by the success of the company, Jackson was a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997. In the following year, Jackson’s achievement and leadership were further recognized by the government of Taiwan. He received the honorable Overseas Chinese Award and the Overseas Chinese Young Entrepreneur Award.

In his latter years, Jackson became a dedicated Buddhist. Combining Buddhism and his wisdom, he developed his philosophy of life - “Happiness, Love, Harmony, Cleanse, Execution” (“喜愛圓淨行”). This philosophy goes hand in hand with his famous phrase “A Better Day, Everyday”. It also became the source of power for Jackson to battle with the cancer without fear but with incredible faith. His business theories and philosophies of life not only posted a positive impact on employees’ professionalism, but also provided insight to their personal life.

Memorial services for Jackson will be held on January 7, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the Memorial Chapel of Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary (www.rosehills.com). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the “Jackson Lan Foundation”, an organization dedicated to support the research of finding a cure for cancer and work together with other non-profit organizations to promote "A Better Day, Everyday.” The address is P.O. Box 92195, City of Industry, CA 91714.

Andrew Lin, Vice President
Jeff Lan, Vice President

Info links about Jackson Lan and his company:

June 1, 2002
PC Club
Company specializes in do-it-yourself upgrades.


PC Club Company Profile

PC CLUB Forum


PC CLUB Website

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