Nario was a good friend when we worked together at Advanced Technology Labs in Bellevue, starting some 35 years ago and lasting until 1985. Everyone appreciated his sincere and humble way of dealing with all people in the highly demanding environment of a start-up company. His mechanical engineering knowhow created the rotating scan heads that allowed ATL ultrasound medical equipment to display moving cross-section images of hearts beating in real time. That was cutting edge stuff in the late 1970s and there is no question that he helped the company become a leader in Medical Diagnostic Imaging as much, or more, than anyone did. And now, all these years later when some of us go in for our own ultrasound exams, we have a personal reason to thank Nario for his brilliant engineering work.