Detex Corporation has lost a valued colleague and a true friend with the unexpected passing of Carl Dean on September 19, while traveling in the Northwest. As National Training Manager, Carl was doing what he loved best – traveling and teaching people around the world.
One of the best-known names in the field, Carl had more than four decades of experience to his credit, and job. After many years as a trainer for exit device manufacturers, Dean contracted with Detex in 2007 to continue teaching and training.
Known for his keen wit and immense knowledge of the industry, especially in commercial builders’ hardware and exit devices, he brought his own special instructional style to his job. His career included teaching code classes, and continuing education classes to architects and specification writers. He traveled and taught door hardware installation at The Council of Carpenters apprentice and training program, as well as classes for the Door and Hardware Institute.
“Carl was dedicated to teaching others about door hardware and understanding building codes, while making it fun and interesting, too,” said Ken Kuehler, Director of Marketing and Sales at Detex. “He will be greatly missed, both personally and professionally.”
Dean was an electrical engineering graduate of Purdue University at Indianapolis. He leaves his wife Mireille, son Barry, daughter Lisa and their extended family.
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