AGMA Chairman E. Ray Haley (1928-2010)
AGMA notes the passing of Edwin Ray Haley on November 3, 2010 in Jackson, Mississippi. Haley was the AGMA chairman of the board in 1993-1994 and was an active member of the AGMA Helical Enclosed Drives Marine Units Committee for more than 20 years. Haley started his career after college working with diesel engine companies. The formal start to his long gear industry career was in 1961 taking a job with Western Gear Corporation. He formed Marine Gears, Inc. in 1973, and later expanded his business by forming Haley Clutch and Coupling and Marine Gears International. The company has been an AGMA member since 1976. Haley was well known in the marine gearing sector and was instrumental in the development of standards for this area of the gearing industry. He was the committee's vice-chairman in 1983 and moved to chair the committee in 1984. He was recognized for his committee service and contributions in 1988 when he received the Association's TDEC (Technical Division Executive Committee) Award. As AGMA's chairman, Haley spearheaded a technical meeting between AGMA and the gearing industry in Mexico. He worked with colleagues there to arrange for the meeting and the instructors. AGMA gained several new members from that meeting. AGMA and the gearing industry benefited from his integrity, his stamina and his intelligent contributions to the science of the industry and management of the Association.
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