BITZER UK has paid tribute to Maurice King, a long-serving employee and industry stalwart, who has died aged 72.
Maurice, who passed away on 1 September, joined Thermotank as an apprentice in 1960, at the age of 15. He retired from BITZER UK in January 2010, after 50 years’ service with the company during its many transitions.
During his long career he became an expert in BITZER technology and its application, progressing from apprentice to draughtsman, Admiralty Contracts Engineer, Commercial Engineer, Sales Engineer and, finally, Sales Office Supervisor.
Kevin Glass, Managing Director of BITZER UK, said: “Maurice spent his entire career working with BITZER in its many forms over five decades. His long service is a testimony to his loyalty and commitment. Maurice will be remembered by colleagues and industry peers for his outstanding technical knowledge, good humour and indefatigable character. On behalf of all at BITZER UK, we wish to express our gratitude for Maurice’s many years of service and send sincere condolences to his family and many friends.”
The funeral service takes place at the Oak Chapel, Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes, on Thursday 21 September at 2.45pm. Family flowers only. Donations (by way of cheque payable to Macmillan Cancer Support) may be sent to Dillamore Funeral Service, 16 Old Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 2RF. Telephone 01525 372210.