Bruce Morgan, 58, district sales manager for Lochinvar Corp. in the western Michigan territory, died unexpectedly on Nov. 2, 2010 while attending an ETNA Supply event.
He began his career in the industry in 1972, earning his Master Plumbers License, working as a mechanical contractor and owning his own business, Flagel & Morgan, from 1978-2006.
He joined Lochinvar in 2006, bringing with him an extensive knowledge of all things related to boilers, water heaters, hydronics and plumbing.
Morgan received the company's prestigious Salesman of the Year Award in 2008 and was recognized for Outstanding Sales Achievement in 2007 and 2009.
An exemplary employee, he received the Quota Buster Award for excellence in sales achievement in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Along with Morgan’s years of experience and industry expertise, his outgoing personality helped him build and maintain strong relationships with customers and colleagues alike.
"Bruce was an incredible person, and we will always remember his humor, enthusiasm and caring way,” said Jeff Vallett, executive vice president for Lochinvar.
“Bruce truly loved this industry and the people with whom he associated both within the company and his sales territory of Western Michigan,” Vallett said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Sandy and the entire Morgan family.”