January 6, 2006
The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.® (FMA), and the Tube & Pipe Association, Intl.® (TPA), are deeply saddened by the Jan. 1 passing of Harrison Campbell (Hutch) Berkeley Jr., former vice president and general manager of Production Tube Cutting Inc., Dayton, Ohio; co-founder and former board member of the American Tube Association (ATA), which later became TPA; and former FMA board member.
In 1994 Berkeley received FMA's highest award, the Fabricating Industry Award of Excellence, for his contributions to educating the metal forming and fabricating industry and his innovations in tube cutting.
Berkeley received a degree in chemical engineering from Yale University, where he was treasurer of the class of 1940. During World War II, Berkeley served as a commissioned Lt. j.g. in the U.S. Navy and was chief navigator on the destroyer Gamble in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign.