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:: Norman Haber, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Haber, Inc., Dies

Inventor of Numerous Proprietary Technologies

Haber, Inc., a Massachusetts-based company with proprietary technologies in a number of key industrial applications, announced today that its founder, chairman and chief executive officer, Norman Haber, died on Saturday at Vero Beach, Fla. He was 79.

Mr. Haber founded Haber, Inc. in 1967 following his discoveries in the field of Electromagnetic Propulsion (EMP), a process which enables the electrically controlled movement or positioning of different molecules and which is distinct from existing techniques of electrophoresis and chromatography. He was an entrepreneurial scientist with extensive experience in a number of technical disciplines including biochemical research, analytic and industrial chemistry and biophysics.

He was also the inventor of the Haber Gold Process (HGP), a methodology for extracting gold from a variety of ores without the use of toxic chemicals such as mercury or cyanide. He was the company's principal scientist and had an international reputation for his various inventions. His work on EMP has appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Mr. Haber held a B.S. degree in chemistry and an M.A. in physiology and biological sciences from the New York City University System. He had done post-graduate study at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute, Cornell Medical School and New York University.

Mr. Haber, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived in New York and New Jersey for many years, is survived by his wife Marianna Haber and his two children, Tara Metcalf and Marco Haber.

Albert B. Conti, who succeeds Norman Haber as chairman of Haber, Inc., said "Norman was the guiding spirit behind Haber, Inc.'s present drive to commercialize EMP, HGP and many other technological innovations developed by him during a long and distinguished career. He will be sorely missed, but, together with him, we have put a team in place to successfully carry his work forward. We all extend our deepest condolences to his family. " Conti, formerly president and chief operating officer of Haber, has been named chief executive officer and chairman of the board by the company's board of directors and will continue his focus on operational management, particularly in the minerals area.

Dr. Henry Rosenberg, who had worked closely with Norman Haber for the past 12 years, will continue his work as chief technical contributor on EMP and related projects. All mineral-related research, analytical testing,

 

 

   

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