Leonard W. Moore, founder and owner of Moore Industries-International Inc., passed away Sept. 6 at the age of 85.

He founded Moore Industries-International in in a small office with one employee in North Hills, Calif., in 1968. Moore’s focus was to design rugged industrial instrument solutions, often saying, “We are an engineering company that solves customer’s problems by manufacturing bulletproof solutions.”

More than 50 years after its inception, Moore Industries continues to manufacture 100 percent of its products in the United States.  With two acquisitions, more than 19 industry-associated patents, 200 employees and remote offices located in the United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and China, the company continues to engineer, design, manufacture and support products for process control and automation customers. 

In 2009, Moore was inducted into ISA’s revered group of Honorary Members, which recognizes individuals who support and contribute to the advancement of the arts and sciences of instrumentation, systems and automation.