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Herbert S. Simpson

President & CEO, 1917-43

Herbert S. Simpson was born in Minneapolis, MN, on May 23, 1884. He was educated in Chicago and started his business career in Cleveland, Ohio, in the manufacture of clay working machinery. He was employed by the Hatfield-Penfield Steel Co., Bucyrus, Ohio, where he became an assistant to the president. In 1917 he became President of National Engineering Co. (now Simpson Technologies Corporation) upon the death of his father Peter L. Simpson.

Herbert Simpson was widely known and respected in the foundry industry. He served as President, American Foundrymen’s Association (now AFS) in 1941-42 and played a central role in leading the industry through World War II. Before becoming president of the Association, Mr. Simpson served two terms as a director and one term as vice president. He has been a strong supporter of the Association’s activities, acting for and on behalf of the foundry, particularly in regard to research, melting, sand control, and other phases of the foundry industry. He is also a past director and past president of the Foundry Equipment Manufactures’ Association (now CISA). Herbert Simpson died in 1957.

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