The MPIF reports that Ronald H Neill passed away on 9 January at his home in New Jersey, USA, aged 84.

The former owner of CM Furnaces, Neill continued his involvement in the business after his retirement. He was a long-time supporter of powder metallurgy activities, and served as president of the Powder Metallurgy Equipment Association from 1998 to 2002 and served on the MPIF Board of Governors during that period. He also served on the Board of Directors of APMI International.

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