June 10, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
George M. Hartley, 82, former president of the Copper Development Association Inc., died June 4 in Hilton Head, S.C.
George M. Hartley
1922 - 2005
Current CDA President Andy Kireta Sr. praised Hartley for his vigor, tenacity and forward thinking, "Our industry has lost one of its pioneer leaders and a great friend."
Hartley was a metallurgical engineer with a broad international background in sales, manufacturing and general management. After a Navy tour during World War II, Hartley joined the General Electric Co. There he held key executive positions in materials engineering, sales and plant management over the course of 16 years. In 1961, he relocated to Switzerland to become president and managing director of an international group of companies in the specialty metals and chemicals field. Two years later, he was back home, taking charge of CDA, from which he retired in 1990.
Hartley is survived by his wife, Louise, and three daughters.