Julian Sandler, Founder of Rent-a-PC, Dead at 64

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Hauppauge, NY – Julian Sandler, founder of Rent-a-PC, Inc., which later was renamed SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, died March 20 at the age of 64 after a brief illness.

Sandler’s company was launched on Long Island in 1984 and provided rentals of computers and other electronic equipment for trade shows through offices in 22 U.S. cities. The company was renamed SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals in 2007, the same year a majority interest in the firm was acquired by Kirtland Capital Partners.

Sandler remained as CEO of the company. There was no immediate word on his successor.

At the time of his death, Sandler was also chairman of the board of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. Hillel announced March 24 the formation of the Julian Sandler Endowment for Executive Leadership Development. Contributions are being accepted through the Julian Sandler Fund, c/o Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center, Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building, 800 Eighth Street, Washington, DC 20001.

Sandler is survived by his wife, Nina, and sons Ian and Joel.

Reach Steven Shatsoff, vice president of SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals, at (631) 273-8888 or sshatsoff@smartsourcerentals.com