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Can I leave a memory about Michael Babb?
April 11, 2011
Did I hear that your former editor, Michael Babb passed away? Is there somewhere I can leave a comment or memory?
Please leave a memory below about Michael Babb, former editor of Control Engineering and Control Engineering Europe.
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Tuesday, 12-04-11 10:15
Mike was a shining light in the world of technical journalism and greatly respected by all within the control industry, he will be greatly missed, as will his superb writing skills. I have lost count of the number of press conferences and meetings that we have both attended over the years around the world, but I can, and will always remember his enormous enthusiasm, no matter what the subject matter. My thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Tuesday, 12-04-11 09:52
I have known and worked with Mike for about 20 years. We worked on many exciting projects together. I will surely miss his kind, gentle and comprehensive approach he brought to his craft. Great working with you Mike!
Mark Hoske from Oak Brook, IL
Monday, 11-04-11 23:58
Mike Babb, long-time editor-in-chief of the North American edition, hired me at Control Engineering in 1994. Mike's family also lived in Elgin; his oldest daughter later babysat a few times for our oldest girls. His wife Sharon, always kind, had a wonderful backyard full of flowers. A few times a week Mike and I would rideshare, Elgin to Des Plaines and back. Years after Mike went to live near London for Control Engineering Europe, people still would ask me about him. I'd extend the greetings, and Mike would ask me about my children, and if I had lately been to a local favorite that both our families enjoyed, Gee & Jays, for a frozen custard. I'll have one for you, Mike, and your girls... a double twist cone, very soon. Thanks for everything.