Dan McCurdy-The End of An Era

This Friday, June 7th marks Dan McCurdy’s last day at commercial heat treat giant Bodycote which means the start of his retirement. Our association with Dan goes back many, many years to when he started with furnace controls company Marathon Monitors in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Through a number of twists and turns Dan became President, Bodycote Automotive and General Industrial Heat Treatment, North America and Asia a position which he has held for the past number of years. We’re not going to dwell on his work history except to say that we have always had a tremendous amount of respect for his knowledge, professionalism and calmness (although others might disagree on this last statement). It is a trite saying but the heat treating industry will certainly be poorer without him. By the way an upcoming interview with the CEO of Bodycote, Mr. Stephen Harris will tell us who will be replacing Dan as President. To go with this item we have two photos, the first shows from the left Jim Oakes and Bob Fincken of SSI and Jordan and Gord Montgomery having a toast to our good friend Dan. The second shows Dan at the FNA show in Nashville back in 2016. Flanking him are Gord Montgomery and Tom Gibbons, President of Bodycote ADE, North America.