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In Memoriam David D. Carr, the CEO of Brennan Industries Inc., recently passed away after being with the company for 60 years. He became president of the company in 1973 and transitioned to CEO in 2008. During his years of leadership, the company reached a number of milestones, including establishing its current corporate headquarters and...

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In Memoriam Prof. Monika Ivantysynova, founder and director of the Maha Fluid Power Research Center at Purdue University, passed away August 11, 2018 after battling cancer for four months. Ivantysynova was well known in the international fluid power community for her work as a professor, team leader, and advisor. She received many awards during her...

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NFPA member news
In Memoriam Hugh Griffiths Kepner, one of the founders of Kepner Products Company, has passed away at age 94. Born in Chicago in 1922, Kepner studied mechanical engineering at Purdue University after serving as 1st Lieutenant Field Artillery for the U.S. during World War II. Soon after graduating, he started Kepner Products Company with his...

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In Memoriam Clifford Allen Jr. passed away on February 23, 2017 at the age of 90. He studied engineering in college and founded Lexair, Inc. in 1977, where he went on to be awarded 13 patents for devices he invented. He was a long-time member of NFPA and was involved in standards development for a number of...

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In Memoriam Jim Morgan, NFPA's Technical Director, CEO, and founder of ISO/TC 131 from 1965 - 1988 died on March 24, 2016 in Venice, Florida. He was 92 years old. Originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Morgan was a graduate of Marquette University College of Engineering and a Registered Professional Engineer. Morgan was also heavily involved with the...

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In Memoriam Russell Henke, a former faculty member at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), has passed away. He was 91 year old. He was born April 28, 1924 in Elm Grove, Wisconsin and studied mechanical engineering at UW-Madison. During his career in fluid power, he won many fluid power awards and authored a number of...

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NFPA Member Company News
In Memoriam Joseph M. Levon, founder of Vonberg Valve, passed away at his home in Arlington Heights on September 29, 2015.   Joe was born December 30, 1927 in Chicago to Joseph and Mary (nee Balash) Levon.  Vonberg Valve was established in 1971.  Based in Rolling Meadows, IL, the company designs and manufactures hydraulic valves for...

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