Robert (Bob) Bartlett, 83 died on January 28 after suffering a stroke.
Bartlett worked in the aggregates industry for decades after leaving the US Army where he served for the Corp of Engineers in Korea. He continued his engineering career in the private sector by joining Bethlehem Steel Company in 1957.
“Our industry has lost a truly great leader,” said Michael W Johnson, chief executive, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.
“Few people were as passionate about our industry as Bob. He sought to bring together two separate aggregates associations into one entity that represented the best of our industry and provided a clear voice on Capitol Hill for producers and the companies that serve them.”
Bartlett is one of the reasons the NSSGA exists as it is today. He was president of the National Stone Association and helped to merge that organization with the National Aggregates Association to create the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association.
Bartlett retired as president of the National Stone Association in 1997, but not before overseeing the membership double and the creation of the Aggregates Foundation with a $5 million for the Center for Aggregates Research
Bartlett is survived by his wife, their five children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
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