To the Barito Family....
Bob Barito was my mentor. April 1, 1968 (April fool’s Day) Bob hired me to be his lab technician. At that time I was insecure, shy, naive, and of low self-esteem. Thanks to Bob I learned that I was of value and could do anything I set my mind to. I worked for Bob for about 15 years during which time I earned my degree from the University of Louisville with a major in chemistry. Bob saw to it that I was promoted to "exempt" status and we continued to work on many projects together.
Bob was also a man of vision. He saw well in advance the need for me to take another step in my career at GE. With Bob's encouragement I called GE Plastics directly and told them I wanted a field marketing position that I knew was open. GE Plastics appreciated my boldness and offered me the position
Joining GE Plastics....was. the second best move of my life,.... the first of course being joining the Plastics Lab working for Bob. I learned much from Bob both technically and personally.
Bob’s influence on me was life changing. I met 100’s of great people, had the opportunity to work for some of the greatest minds in the plastics industry and to got to know VP’s on a personal basis.
Bob's wit and humor was complimented by his compassion for others. He was a true blessing for all who knew him.. I do not think that in my entire working career anyone cared about me more than Bob Barito and the feeling is mutual.
In my heart Bob lives on…..
Logan Mann (Bob called me Log