Death of PM giants

The MPIF has reported the sad deaths of William "Bill" West, who died on 20 September 2022, at the age of 84, and Dr Leander F (Lanny) Pease III, who passed away on 29 September, also at the age of 84.

Together West and Dr Pease published "Fundamentals of Powder Metallurgy", an introductory book on powder metallurgy, in 2002.

Along with his wife Jane, West co-founded National Sintered Alloys, based in Connecticut, USA in 1964, and served on the board of directors of the Powder Metallurgy Parts Association, and as President from 1994–1996.

Dr Pease was a fellow of the APMI and co-founder of Powder-Tech Associates Inc. He was also a consultant member of the MPIF where he worked closely with the standards committee.