It is with a very heavy heart that we inform you of the death of Norm Mason, who passed away on February 1 st at the age of 94.
On his last day with us, Norm, as was typical his entire career, worked way past closing time, finally leaving the office around 10 P.M. When he arrived home he noticed some ice on his steps. It would come as no surprise to anyone who knew him, that despite the late hour and arctic temperatures, he would set to work chipping off the ice to make conditions safe for others. Tragically, Norm slipped and fell in his labor and passed away the following day. When the Mason Industries family heard the news there was not a dry eye in the house.
Doug Valerio, who joined Mason Industries back in 1984 and ran our New York representative agency, Mason East, from 1995 until he re-joined the company as Norm’s partner in 2011, will take the helm.
The entire company will continue to build on the foundation of excellence, reliability, and integrity that Norm left us. We appreciate your continued confidence and support.
PS. We thought we would share some memories of Norm;
Norm was always eager to share what he had learned over his 70+ year career in the industry. Here he discusses the fundamentals of vibration isolation with Terry Tyson and Joe Horesco of Acentech during their visit to our factory in 2017.
Norm at his last birthday celebration with the company. We had a small party every year, but Norm would still always act surprised and after everyone had a piece of cake he would give us a pep talk and at the end tell us all to “get back to work!”
Norm congratulates Theresa Gallo, Yuh Wey Chiang, Doreen Bruno, and Gayle Niederberger for 25 years of exemplary service. There are now 30 employees who have reached the 25-year milestone.