Phil Scholz - Nvidia's Phil Scholz killed in Train AccidentIn what will come as a great shock to many in the industry it is with great sadness that we have to report the loss of senior marketing manager Phil Scholz.

On January 20th of this year one of NVIDIAs brightest stars was struck and killed by a northbound commuter train roaring through the station adjacent to Santa Clara University.  It is not known what he and another man were doing on the tracks at 5:30 in the afternoon.  All that is known is they were both standing on the platform shortly before the incident and investigators are piecing together what made them both quickly step on to the tracks.  Hopefully the other unnamed man who was only injured and quickly released from hospital will be able to shed some light on this terrible situation.

For those who did not know Mr. Scholz he was key member of Nivida’s North American marketing team who first caught NVIDIA’s attention back in 2001.  Back when he joined their team as part of University Recruiting group he quickly gained a reputation for his detail orientated, highly professional approach.  Although he was a key member of the North American marketing team he did take the time to get to know everyone he met and was known for his warm and personable personality.  Always quick to find the best solution to nearly any problem he got the recognition he deserved and in January 2012 was promoted to Senior North America Marketing Manager in the coveted etail division.  At 35 he was at the top of his game and now this bright light has been extinguished.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. We sincerely hope that the investigation is quick – but thorough – so that they get the closure they deserve.