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Remembering Dick Larochelle

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Remembering Dick Larochelle

November 15, 2018

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Colleagues, Community Members, and Friends:

 It is with great sorrow that we mourn the loss of our long-time board member, Richard “Dick” Larochelle.

For over 20 years we have had the pleasure of having Dick as a colleague, partner and leader in our organization. His business acumen, loyal service, and outstanding council were topped only by his honesty, integrity, and friendship to this company and the Hussey Family. Together with the Company’s leadership, Dick’s extensive international experience made him a valued contributor to Hussey’s successful growth into the $100MM global manufacturer that it is today.

In a recent interview before his board retirement Dick said, “If I was proud of one thing, it would be the ability of all the stakeholders to work together to get through difficult times and come together.” We will be mindful of Dick’s wisdom today while we work together through this period of grief.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dick’s wife Jum, and their entire family during this difficult time.

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 Gary Merrill
President & CEO
Hussey Seating Company

 

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2nd Annual Timothy B. Hussey Award Goes To...

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2nd Annual Timothy B. Hussey Award Goes To...

2nd Annual Timothy B. Hussey Award Goes To... 

The Timothy B. Hussey Achievement Award replaces the previously named Chairman's Award as of 2017, but the message remains the same; to honor an outstanding employee who demonstrates exceptional performance, outstanding leadership and/or a significant contribution to enhance the present well-being or future of Hussey Seating Company. 

Congratulations to Ken Burgess on your outstanding achievements! Ken is Hussey Seating's Installation Supervisor & On-site Safety Coordinator and since returning to the company five years ago, Ken has been the face of Hussey Seating at project installations, product demonstrations, and sales calls. He is known by anyone who works with him as truly an expert in his field.  His expertise is sought after externally by dealers and independent installers regardless of the time of day.  Customers reach out to him directly for operational issues and to request parts for configuration changes.  Internally, Ken’s one hour stops into the office frequently become four hours when the word gets out that he’s here.  “Let’s ask Ken” is a common phrase among engineers, project managers, customer service and others.  When Ken talks, people listen (and not just because he speaks loudly!).

Ken's colleagues missed him so much at company events they bring "Little Ken" or "LK" to events so he can feel like part of the gang while he's on the road. You'll often find "Little Ken" hanging out with the Major Projects team at BBQ's and participating in the annual Hussey Games.

Ken’s commitment to Hussey Seating Company and its customers is outstanding.  His work ethic is unparalleled; his commitment to “doing whatever it takes” to get the job done right and on-time is evident day in and day out; and his professionalism and knowledgeable presence in front of customers represents Hussey extremely well.  Ken is respected by customers, general contractors and subcontractors for the way he navigates a job from start to finish under very aggressive schedules and often challenging site conditions.  “That’s impossible” is never in Ken’s vocabulary and this attitude has converted many customers to big Hussey fans”.  Our customers always appreciate when Ken has worked the installation of their project, provided maintenance or service, or returned to re-train their staff.  Their feedback is they love Ken and his high level of customer service.  He represents Hussey in a true “family-owned company” fashion.

Ken has a way of envisioning the complete picture when he starts out on a new installation and is quick to get a read on everyone and everything. He never takes shortcuts or compromises on quality to get a job done sooner and at the same time, he never misses a deadline.  He accomplishes this through shear will and determination; accepting no excuses and showing little tolerance for the mediocre.  His standards are high and he expects the same of others. 

Ken has worked as the installation supervisor this past year on several high-profile projects including the United Center, McCormick Event Center and BB&T Arena.  At the same time, he was  a mentor for our new supervisor, Rodney Ford on Vivint Arena and Kansas City Convention Center and  spent more time reviewing the work of independent installers and troubleshooting problems to ensure work was done to Hussey’s latest projects to his high standards. 

Congratulations Ken and thank you for all that you do! 

Media Contact
Stephanie Whitman
swhitman@husseyseating.com
+1 207 676 0288 

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      Supporting Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation  Hussey Seating Company and the Hussey Family are honored to sponsor   Team Paul   at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation event on May 19, 2018.  Richard “Dick” Larochelle has served on the Hussey Seating Board of Directors for over 22 years and will be stepping down this July. The Company and the Hussey Family wanted to provide Dick with a gift in appreciation for years of outstanding council and advice he has provided to both the family and management while a member of the Board.  Dick asked us to consider supporting this year’s TakeSteps event at Payson Park in Portland, ME where his son, Paul, is one of this year’s Honorees.  We are thrilled to be able to make a contribution to Team Paul, in support of this extraordinary foundation while honoring Dick Larochelle for his commitment to Hussey Seating.  Thank you, Dick and good luck Paul! If you would like to support Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps event  click here  .   ~The Hussey Family & Hussey Seating Company.

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Supporting Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

Hussey Seating Company and the Hussey Family are honored to sponsor Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps - Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation event on May 19, 2018.

Richard “Dick” Larochelle has served on the Hussey Seating Board of Directors for over 22 years and will be stepping down this July. The Company and the Hussey Family wanted to provide Dick with a gift in appreciation for years of outstanding council and advice he has provided to both the family and management while a member of the Board.

Dick asked us to consider supporting this year’s TakeSteps event at Payson Park in Portland, ME where his son, Paul, is one of this year’s Honorees.

We are thrilled to be able to make a contribution to Team Paul, in support of this extraordinary foundation while honoring Dick Larochelle for his commitment to Hussey Seating.

Thank you, Dick and good luck Paul! If you would like to support Team Paul at the Maine TakeSteps event click here.

~The Hussey Family & Hussey Seating Company.

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Spectator Seating for Any Event

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Spectator Seating for Any Event

This weekend the Flint Institute of the Arts celebrated the opening of the museum’s new Contemporary Craft Wing and Art School Hot Shop. The ribbon cutting kicks off the FIA’s Community Weekend, which features tours of the new wing, live artist demonstrations in the state-of-the-art Hot Shop, lectures, and multiple exhibition openings. 

We're proud to see these Courtside Seats with backs fill the Art School Hot Shop and hope patrons of the museum enjoy the glass blowing demonstrations they'll see. Definitely one of the most unique venues we've seen our seats in!

Photos and job completed by Architectural Systems Group - an exclusive dealer for Hussey Seating. Not sure who your dealer is? Use the "Find a dealer" tool here.

 

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Utah High School Gets New Auditorium Seating

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Utah High School Gets New Auditorium Seating

The design team behind Canyon High School's new auditorium opted for Quattro low backs with cast aluminum stanchions and polymer arms. With the unique aisle design, this performing arts center is sure to impress guests and students! 

Photos and job completed by Norcon Industries - an exclusive dealer for Hussey Seating. Not sure who your dealer is? Use the "Find a dealer" tool here.

 

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