oday marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of our former President and CEO, Timothy B. Hussey. As the sixth generation of his family to lead the company, Tim's twenty-year tenure as President and CEO made him virtually synonymous with Hussey Seating Company and his untimely death at age 59 after a long battle with mucosal melanoma left a huge void here at Hussey, one we all feel to this day.
Here at Hussey Seating Company, we know well that leadership was prominent among Tim's many gifts, and the he believed passionately that access to a high-quality education is critical to developing Maine's next generation of leaders. To honor Tim’s lifelong passion for community service and leadership development, the Hussey Family has created the Timothy B. Hussey Leadership Fund in conjunction with the Maine Community Foundation.
For nearly 40 years, Tim dedicated his career to Hussey Seating Company in North Berwick. He stepped into the role of President in 1995, becoming the sixth generation to lead a business that began as a small plow manufacturer in 1835. Tim led and grew the company while maintaining their longstanding values of honesty, integrity, and caring for people.
It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce today the passing of our President and CEO, Timothy B. Hussey. Tim died peacefully at Massachusetts General Hospital early this morning, surrounded by his family after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was 59 years old.