Michael Pouliot of
Tapestry Solutions specializes in military modeling and simulation training tools. The two men were in
The attack took place at Tuesday at a stoplight at Highway 85 and
Abu Dhabi Road north
Pouliot, 46, had a wife and two daughters, ages 12 and 14.
"Our hearts and deepest sympathies go out to the families affected by this tragedy," said Mark Young, Tapestry's vice president. "We are stunned by this senseless act of violence, which has taken a great man and friend from our family."
A hospital official in
The shooting was the first assault on
The ambush, which the American Embassy in
The county also contains major defense contractors such as General Atomics Aeronautical Systems in Rancho Bernardo, maker of the Predator unmanned spy plane. The Global Hawk, another unmanned spy plane, was designed in
Pouliot and Caraway were traveling in a four-wheel-drive
Pouliot helped found Tapestry Solutions in 1993. The company has 44 employees worldwide, including 28 in
On Tuesday, the company sent its
"Clearly everybody is saddened by this horrible tragedy. It's a small company that is family-based and oriented," said Chris Wahl, a Tapestry spokesman. "This is a devastating loss, but they will continue to move forward."
"Tapestry Solutions will continue its overseas operations and persevere through this horrible tragedy. The safety of our employees throughout the world will continue to be paramount, and we will not be intimidated by this act of violence," Young said.
"The president's heart goes out to the families affected by this attack," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said. "It's a reminder of the dangers and risks servicemen and women face every day in service to our country."
Kuwait, critical to any U.S. war against neighboring Iraq, generally welcomes Americans out of lingering gratitude for the U.S.-led coalition that expelled Iraqi invaders in the 1991 Gulf War. The pro-American sentiment is not universal, though, and other attacks in recent months killed one