Former president of SAMPE A. Falcone
KENT, WASH. - Services for Anthony Falcone, 51, a past president of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering and a Boeing Co. associate technical fellow, are scheduled Aug. 5 in Seattle and Aug. 12 in his hometown of Syracuse, N.Y.
Falcone, who suffered from a condition related to Lou Gehrig's disease, died July 22 in his Kent home.
Despite severe physical challenges, Falcone had persisted professionally and continued his career-long service to SAMPE. His one-year term as the international society's president ended June 30, 2005.
``Anthony never missed a cabinet meeting or society function,'' SAMPE said in a statement.
At Boeing, Falcone was a lead engineer with the materials technology group of the advanced research and development Phantom Works.
In recent years, Boeing allowed Falcone to telecommute.
Falcone received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University in 1979 and a master's degree in materials engineering from Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute in 1986.
He served as a mentor for SAMPE cabinet members, led during a transition to a new executive director and arranged for higher conference visibility for material and process market and technology reports. He rejuvenated several inactive committees, led a long-range-vision committee and helped set up a SAMPE Endowment Fund.
Composites eNews publisher Steve Loud
LA JOLLA, CALIF. - Composites industry chronicler and advanced materials advocate Steve Loud, 65, of Solana Beach, Calif., died July 21 in a La Jolla hospital.
Cause of death was interstitial pneumonia, which doctors diagnosed in early July, said his wife, Susan.
Loud spent more than four decades in the polymer matrix composites industry, including 17 years in a variety of market management and marketing positions with Owens Corning of Toledo, Ohio.
In 1993, Loud and his wife established a business that was based on his knowledge of the industry, its issues and its players.
Composites Worldwide Inc. and its Composites News International Division published newsletters including the print ``Advanced Materials & Composites News'' and online Composites eNews. Also, Loud provided consulting services and dispensed industry intelligence through seminars and other forums.
The Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering of Covina, Calif., recognized Loud as a SAMPE Fellow in 2002.
Loud was born in Detroit and graduated from the University of Michigan with a business major.
No services were planned.