Howard Sanderow, 1945-2009

AGMA consulting member Howard Sanderow passed away February 2, 2009 in Columbus, OH. He was 64 years old. Sanderow was president of Management and Engineering Technologies, (MET Group, Inc.), a powder metal consulting company he founded with his wife Barbara in 1988.

Sanderow was a past president of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association, a member of the Metal Powder Industries Federation (MPIF) Technical Board, and he was serving as chairman of the MPIF Standards Committee and executive director of the Center for Powder Metallurgy Technology. Sanderow authored more than 225 technical papers in the powder metallurgy field and a book on high temperature sintering. He held two patents, according to the AGMA.

He received a Bachelor of Science in metallurgical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration from Wright State University.

In 1966 Sanderow started his career with the GE Missile and Space division. In 1970, he joined TRW, where he was appointed plant metallurgist at the Supermet division in Dayton and was promoted to general manager in 1980. He was awarded the MPIF Distinguished Service to Powder Metallurgy Award in 1995 and was named a Fellow of APMI International in 2007, according to the MPIF.

Sanderow is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter and son-in-law Meredith and James Grosser, son and daughter-in-law Lewis and Jennifer Sanderow, grandchildren Mara, Gabi and Emma Sanderow, Eli, Lindsey and Jonah Grosser, sister Sheryl Solow and brother-in-law Barry Tannebaum. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ( or Beth Abraham Synagogue Sanderow Fund (