Loudon, Tennessee -- Charles Moeller, founder of Flexible Foam Products, and the Albrecht Baeumer Co., early innovator of foam cutting equipment have been inducted into the Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA)'s Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame during its spring meeting in Baltimore, Maryland last week.
Inductee Moeller, chairman of Flexible Foam Products, Inc., of Spencerville, Ohio, was recognised as one of the flexible polyurethane foam industry's leading entrepreneurs. Moeller built his business from a polyurethane pouring facility he originally acquired in a business exchange, into one of the largest flexible polyurethane producing companies in the world.
Although Moeller, still actively involved with the business at the age of 85, was not able to attend the ceremony, his son Lewie Moeller, president of Flexible Foam Products, Inc. accepted the honour on his behalf.
Also inducted was the Albrecht Bäumer Co. which was recognised for its role in advancing the flexible polyurethane foam industry with the development of the loop slitting machine and other innovative foam cutting technologies.
Accepting the honour was Philipp Schuster, general manager of Bäumer America, Inc., the son of the late Matthias Schuster, former ceo of Bäumer , and the great-grandson of Albrecht Bäumer, company founder and namesake.
The Flexible Polyurethane Foam Hall of Fame, housed virtually at www.pfa.org, recognises individuals and corporations that have significantly contributed to the growth and betterment of the flexible polyurethane foam industry in North America.