The water treatment industry lost a true friend and professional with the passing of Mike Hamberger just 3 days before Christmas 2009. Hamberger was well-known and respected by many within the industry after serving more than 39 years in key roles with a number of leading equipment manufacturers. Those roles included various key positions within Fleck Controls (customer service manager, national sales manager and executive V.P.) and with Alamo Water Refining where he was responsible for start-up and management of the company’s N.E. Wholesale Distribution Center in western Pennsylvania.

For the last 11 years, he was the national sales manager for Water-Right Inc. in Appleton, Wis. Hamberger helped advance the water treatment industry with his numerous presentations on residential and commercial service training conducted throughout the United States during his entire career. He also made many educational presentations over the years at various WQA industry shows and conferences. Memorials should be directed to the Water Quality Research Foundation, Attn: Kelley Thompson (