Herman Hochschwender dies at age 85

NAPLES, Florida — Herman K. Hochschwender, 85, chairman and former CEO of Smithers Scientific Services Inc., died April 28 at a hospice center in Naples.

Hochschwender, a native of Heidelberg, Germany, and Smithers have been synonymous since 1972 when Hochschwender bought Smithers Laboratories and merged it with his own consulting firm, Hochschwender & Associates Inc., to create Smithers Scientific Services.

Hochschwender spent nearly his entire adult career in the rubber industry, including time at Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. in Akron and Mohawk Rubber Co. in New…

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