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In Memoriam

Conrad Naber

 

 

by Lara Overschmidt

 

The Nabertherm GmbH grieves for their company founder and former managing director, Mr. Conrad Naber, who died on January 29, 2018 at the age of 95. Mr. Naber founded the company in Bremen in September 1947 and in the following years developed it into an internationally renowned furnace manufacturer. Moving the company to Lilienthal in 1954, he provided for the necessary space for a continuous expansion.

 

As founder and president, he managed the company for a period of two generations, down to earth and close to his employees until 2001. Afterwards, he continued to accompany the further expansion as chairman of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Naber has timely set the course for the future successful development of the enterprise. Even after leaving the Supervisory Board, he continued to follow closely the further growth of his life achievement until the end. Today, the Nabertherm brand is the worldwide synonym for innovation and quality in furnace design and manufacturing, Made in Germany.

The management honors with great respect the extraordinary lifetime achievement of Conrad Naber. As a model entrepreneur in the post-war period he built and courageously expanded a business under difficult conditions, providing for attractive and safe jobs to his ever-growing workforce.

 

He entrusted his entrepreneurial legacy to his successors with the expectation that they would continue to shape and develop the company in his interest into the future. The management of Nabertherm is deeply grateful for this trust and is aware of their commitment.

 

The first furnaces produced by Conrad Naber in Bremen were pottery kilns. Over the decades, Nabertherm has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturer of furnaces and equipment for a broad range of heat treatment processes. With respect to ceramic applications, Nabertherm supplies today not only furnaces but also standard and customized systems for the debinding and sintering of technical ceramics which are used worldwide in research/laboratory and production.

 

 

The following deceased ACerS members are organized as their information is received.

 

William Hillig

 

Leslie Eric Cross

 

Richard Alan Alliegro

 

Hans Hausner

 

William McCracken

 

Neil Ault

 

Larry Hench

 

Joel Moskowitz

 

S. Donald Stookey

 

Warren W. Wolf

 

J. Lambert Bates

 

Robert W. Richards

 

Marija Kosec

 

Leslie J. Bowen

 

Irv Gower

 

Matthew Kerper

 

Thomas J. Mroz

 

Alan Searcy

 

Irvin F. Havens

 

C. Rogers Westlake

 

Torstein Utigard

 

William “Bill” Bates

 

John A. Cable

 

Reldon Cooper

 

Charles J. Deignan Sr.

 

Robert Hatch

 

Coy L. Huffine

 

Gordon H. Johnson

 

Lyle E. Shoot

 

Seymour A. Bortz

 

Gian Nicola Babini (former president of International Ceramic Federation, the European Ceramic Society and organizer of ICC2)

 

Andre Ezis

 

Henry M. O’Bryan Jr.

 

Jules Routbort

 

Eva Zeisel (honory member)

 

Gary Schlager

 

Harrison Corbin Van Cott

 

Alan Franklin

 

Wendell S. Williams

 

Robert C. Weedy

 

Roy Victor Harrington

 

Robert L. Snyder

 

Russell L. Yeckley

 

Charles Venable Jr.

 

G. S. Dhami

 

 

Fennimore Nelson Bradley

 

Roy W. Rice

 

Gunter Hermann

 

John Randall Wheeler

 

Tsuneharu Ogasawara

 

Elizabeth “Beth” Judson

 

Yoshiro Harada

 

James Dean Welterlen

 

Rustum Roy

 

Roy E. Gorton Sr.

 

Osgood James Whittemore

 

George Kepka

 

George C. Steer

 

Robert J. Long

 

Jay Comeforo

 

Norman K. Russell

 

William Brown

 

Kenneth Lawrence “Larry” Stover

 

Frederick F. Lange

 

Winston Duckworth

 

Charles Bachman

 

David R. Watson

 

James G. Gibson

 

John S. Haggerty

 

Robert K. Longritz

 

Francis (Fritz) W. Henry

 

James J. Mattis

 

Richard Renskers

 

Silas Larson

 

James V. Jones

 

Anthony G. Evans

 

Peter J. Hoagland

 

L.W. Coughanour

 

Stephan Mitoff

 

J. Walter Szymaszek

 

Robert Newnham

 

David W. Kellerman

 

Randall C. Ragan

 

Janet B. Quinn

 

Basil G. Staples

 

Walter Bennett

 

Edward P. Schauss

 

Henry Paul Kirchner

 

Carlton H. Hogue

 

Edgar Ronald Tostevin

 

Alfred Dube

 

Megumi Tashiro

 

Ronald Stanton Gordon

 

Robert H. Doremus

 

John “Jay” P. Gleason Jr

 

Helmut Franz

 

Please contact Eileen De Guire with questions or to provide a notice or update.


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