We regret to inform you that Mike Tristano has passed away over this past weekend. Mike worked for companies such as; Harris Metals located in Wisconsin and Lindberg Heat Treating. Below we have some comments that were sent to us. We will post the full obituary later this week.
“I am saddened to inform the heat treating community that Mike Tristano passed away over the weekend. Mike has been a well respected leader in the heat treatment of gears. He led the team of Harris Metals located in Racine, Wisconsin. When Lindberg Heat Treating acquired Harris Metals, Mike remained to be the “go to” leader. Then when Lindberg Heat Treating was acquired by Bodycote, in 2000, the press quench department in Harris Metals was transferred to the Bodycote plant in New Berlin, Wisconsin. Mike was the key leader in the transfer of seven Gleason press quench units to New Berlin. Mike retired in 2004 looking forward to spending quality time with his wife Diane and his grandchildren.“