Michael Babb RIP

Michael Babb
Michael Babb, R.I.P.

The automation press across the world is sad to hear of the passing of Michael Babb, the respected Editor of Control Engineering Europe until last Autumn. Also much respected by suppliers.
Michael had a keen insight and knowledge of the automation and control industry.
RIP

Extract for message received from Michael’s own email address: “This is to inform you that sadly, Michael Babb passed away on April 6th, 2011. He had been sick a short time and his passing will be mourned by so many who knew him. Memorial arrangements have been made for April 11, 2011 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses ….  in the Uplands, Swansea.

The following is the extract for Control Engineering, which he edited for so many years:

“…Michael was recognised globally for 26 years of writing and editing about automation and control systems, first noted as Control Engineering associate editor in the February 1985 edition, managing editor in November 1986, and editor-in-chief in November 1987, succeeding Ed Kompass. Michael also held posts of senior editor, international editor, and editor of Control Engineering Europe…more

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