Industry leaders Ed Kuska and Dr. Richard T. Holzmann recently passed away.

Ed Kuska passed away on December 15, 2002, in Naples, Fla. He was a recognized contributor to the industrial combustion industry and will be sincerely missed. Ed joined Cleveland-based Pyronics Inc. in 1963 and, after a very distinguished career, including being president of both Pyronics and IHEA, retired in 2000.

Dr. Richard T. Holzmann, passed away on December 13, 2002. Dr. Holzmann was the father of Matthew Holzmann, president of the oven and dryer distributor Christopher Group Inc., Santa Ana, Calif.