Sadly, the resort industry lost an icon on the last Saturday of 2019. Founder of timeshare/vacation ownership software company, Systems Products International (SPI), Karl Lange passed away on December 28, 2019 after suffering from a long-term and debilitating illness. He had long since stepped back from holding SPI’s management reins, but even as his health declined, had managed to visit the Miami office frequently.
In 2017 Lange passed the responsibilities of delivering advanced technology to the resort industry to his team. Today, the company remains under the direction of a strong management team. SPI Software, today, serves more resort developers and operators of timeshare, vacation club and mixed-use properties with comprehensive software solutions than any other entity of its type.
The company’s flagship software product, SPI Orange System, is a testament to Karl’s expansive, creative mind and to his supportive, embracing management style which endeared him to his team and customers.
Karl is survived by his daughter Christine, his son Scott, three grandchildren, and his wife Barbara. His family and friends cherish time spent with Karl, but are heartbroken that his laughter and insights will no longer brighten our lives. A celebration of life will be held on January 12, 2020, at noon at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 3400 Devon Rd in Coconut Grove, FL 33133.