Tom Dowling Passes
Thomas P. Dowling, IME’s Manager of Technical Services for 13 years passed on October 21st while in the hospital. Tom was the manager of technical services from November 1985 to July 1998. Prior to joining IME, Tom had a long career with the IMC Trojan Corporation and held technical positions with CSC Corporation, International Minerals and Chemicals, the Angus Chemical Corporation and Appalachian Explosives Company.
Tom served on the IME Technical Committee for over 30 years and on a number of committees of The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). He was a founding member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers and was elected president of that organization, but never served as he took the position as the Manager of Technical Services at IME. Tom was revered throughout the industry and regulating community for his knowledge, humility, integrity, professionalism and humor. He will be dearly missed by everyone.
He is survived by his wife Granis who can be reached at 224 Apple Cross Road, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425. A memorial service is planned for Friday, October 25, 2013 at 10AM at St. James Catholic Church located at 49 Crosswinds Dr., Charles Town, WV 25414.