Alan Shugart, a Pebble Beach resident who co-founded Seagate Technology LLC and made a name for himself when his dog ran for Congress, died Tuesday at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
Shugart was 76. He helped start Seagate Technology in 1979, a pioneering hard-drive manufacturer that eventually became a multibillion-dollar industry.
Shugart was a partner in the Fandango restaurant, ran his dog Earnest for public office and contributed to a comic strip about Earnest.
Rest in peace – one of my heroes.