By Globe Staff, 9/17/2001
Nicholas Humber of Newton, an executive of Enron Wind Corp., was killed Tuesday in the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 in New York. He was 60.
Born in Ludlow, Mr. Humber graduated from Ludlow High School and received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Rochester, N.Y., where he was an accomplished football and lacrosse player. He received a master's degree from the Wharton Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Humber joined the EPA when it was founded in 1971 and worked in the waste division. He was an adviser to the World Bank and evaluated many projects for fuel-cell technology. He was a founder of Energia Global, which is focused on Latin America, as well as past president of BioMed of Boston. Most recently, he directed commercial sales for Enron Wind Corp. of California.
He was a member of many organizations, including the Norfolk Prison Fellowship Outreach Program.
He leaves his son, Jordan of Newton; a sister, Judy of San Anselmo, Calif.; and a brother, Jeff of Washington, D.C.
A memorial service will be held tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the United Parish in Auburndale.
Editorial Obituary published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on 9/17/2001