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Watch Factory Then...

...and now!

Panametrics Inc, headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts was founded in 1960 and had more than 1,000 employees worldwide when it was aquired by GE Power Systems in July 2002. Throughout its more than 40 year history, Panametrics was a pioneer in the sensor technology industry, developing an extensive line of ultrasonic flowmeters including the first clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeter for gases. Panametrics moisture analyzers have been considered the standard of the industry for decades. Other company breakthroughs include the first digital flaw detector and a unique line of hand-held digital data-logging thickness gages. The company’s innovative culture resulted in almost 100 patents. 

Brief Timeline -

  • 1960 - Panametrics founded by David Chleck, Charles Ziegler and Edmund Carnevale.
  • 1967 - Commercialized the Aluminum Oxide Probe Hygrometer.
  • 1972 - Charles Ziegler left Panametrics to join Brandeis University os a faculty member.
  • 1979 - Introduced its first commercial Contrapropagation Transit Time Ultrasonic Flowmeter.
  • 1984 - Announced  (after approx. two-year development with Exxon), Ultrasonic Flare Gas Flowmeter.
  • 1984 - Introduced the Zirconium Oxide Combustion Gas Probe.
  • 1984 - Commercialized the first Digital Ultrasonic Flaw Detector.
  • 1987 - Introduced relative humidity line.
  • 1991 - Introduced Thermal Conductivity Analyzer.

 Read the Flow Control April 1999 Industry Insight article on Panametrics  - (click photo for full version) - 

Panametrics Flow Control #1 April 99 copy       Panametrics Flow Control #2 April 99 copy

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

In Memory of David Chleck

David Chleck, a chemist and co-founder of Waltham-based Panametrics, Inc., has died at his home in Florida. He was 90.

Chleck, who was born in 1926 to Eastern-European Jewish immigrants in Bronx, New York, gained entry into a joint honors program at Townsend Harris High School and The City College of New York, where he studied chemistry. His studies were interrupted for two years by World War II, during which he served in the U.S. Navy and trained as a sonar operator on submarines. In 1960, Chleck co-founded Panametrics, Inc., a manufacturer of testing and process-control instrumentation. With over 1,100 employees, and offices located around the globe, the company was headquartered in the former manufacture of the Waltham Watch Company. Panametrics was sold to General Electric in 2002.

Chleck authored over fifty scientific papers and was the holder of several patents in the field of humidity sensors and their manufacturing methods. A lover of history, cars, and dixieland jazz music, he was respected and loved by employees, friends, and family alike.

Married to Gladys (Semlock) for 65 years, the couple had two daughters, Mara Levine and Risa Chleck, and two grandsons, Ross (Dana) Levine and Justin Levine. He is also survived by his nephew, Richard (Sara) Pardo, and great-nephews, Jonathan and Samuel Pardo. He was the brother of the late Joan Pardo.

A founder of Temple Beth David in Westwood, Chleck was also a longtime member and officer at Temple Ohabei Shalom in Brookline. He was elected to membership in the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. for original and meritorious work in science.

Together with family members, he founded the Chleck Family Foundation, a philanthropic vehicle that supports institutions in higher education, healthcare, and medical research. The foundation’s partnerships include a research fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston as well as a scholarship program at The City College of New York.

Services at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham St., Sharon (gather at rear of administration building), Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 11:45 am. Memorial observance at the home of Mara Levine on Sunday, 2-4 and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in David’s memory may be made to a charity of choice.

In Memory of Gerald Goodwin

For my Dad, who brought me into the Panametrics family. - Tracey

Gerald Paul Goodwin, of West Newton, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning January 8th, 2017 in the E.N. Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital in Bedford at the age of 74.

Born on February 18, 1942 in Boston, the son of the late Harold Lewis Goodwin and Dorothy Annie (Davis) Geary. He was raised in Watertown and lived in Waltham before moving to West Newton 49 years ago.

Jerry was employed with Embassy Trophy on Moody Street in Waltham for several years and then was the Manager of Moody Stationary, also in Waltham. He then worked as a Mechanical Coordinator at Panametrics in the Waltham Watch Factory, until his retirement in 2004. Throughout his life he held many part-time jobs including bartending; most recently at Franco’s Restaurant on Moody Street in Waltham. He earned the nickname “Jerry Moody” among his friends, as he spent much time throughout his life in that area of Waltham.

At the age of seventeen, he enlisted in the United States Army proudly serving between 1959 to 1962. He also served in the United States Army National Guard, retiring from military service after more than 25 years. He was a member of the Joseph Hill American Legion Post #156 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2152 in Waltham.

Jerry loved to read and learn about any subject, checking out countless books from the library and reading several newspapers per day. He retained much of the knowledge he gained from reading and enjoyed talking about many different topics. He also used these facts to complete thousands of crossword puzzles which was another of his favorite pastimes. He was quick-witted, with a great sense of humor.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years Marie Eleanor (Murphy) Goodwin, his devoted & loving daughters Christina M. McGinn of Indiana and Tracey Ann Goodwin of Waltham and his dear siblings Margaret Elizabeth Goodwin and John Joseph Goodwin, Sr., both of Maine. In addition he is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Dear brother of the late Dorothy Ann Goodwin, Lewis Walter Goodwin, Sr. and Robert Lee Goodwin-Davis.

Funeral service with Military honors Monday, June 5th, 2017 at 2:30pm, Massachusetts National Cemetery, Connery Avenue, Bourne, Massachusetts.

His family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the E.N. Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care team for the comfort and care they provided during the final days of Jerry’s life.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in honor of Jerry to the E.N. Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital, Hospice Unit 2C, attention Voluntary Service (135), 200 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730.

In Memory of Wayne Mellish

Wayne Clinton Mellish, August 20, 1940 - May 1, 2017

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Wayne Mellish. He started working at Panametrics in 1963 - he always said he was employee #3, until he retired in January 2016.

During that time, you could find Wayne building transducers at all hours of the day and night - he spent his weeknights at the Waltham Watch Factory and you would often see his lab light on in the middle of the night.

He was an accomplished artist - blowing glass and carving wooden water birds among other things. You could talk to Wayne about pretty much anything and he would have an interesting story or two. He was a well known fixture here in Waltham, walking all over town when he wasn't busy working.

Obituary and service arrangements can be found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/brattleboro/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=185287686

In Memory of Morris Hollender, 1926 - 2014

It is with a very heavy heart that I share that our friend and coworker Morris has passed away.

HOLLENDER, Hazzan Morris Of Watertown on Tuesday, December 30, 20l4. For 64 years, the cherished husband of Edith (Grossman) and together were Survivors of the Holocaust. A most gentle soul, and dedicated Torah reader, he is survived by a caring and grateful community of many friends. Funeral services to be held today, Wednesday, December 31 at 1pm at Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham and interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park, Waltham. Immediately following the interment, shiva will commence at Temple Beth Israel and continue at Evans Park, 430 Centre Street, Newton through Tuesday morning with minyan services each evening at 7:30pm except Friday, and afternoon visiting hours from 3 to 5pm. Remembrances may be made to the Morris Hollender Torah Fund, c/o Temple Beth Israel, Waltham, MA 02454.

Levine Chapels, Brookline (617) 277-8300 www.levinechapel.com

Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 31, 2014

Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 31, 2014

 

HOLLENDER, Hazzan Morris Of Watertown on Tuesday, December 30, 20l4. For 64 years, the cherished husband of Edith (Grossman) and together were Survivors of the Holocaust. A most gentle soul, and dedicated Torah reader, he is survived by a caring and grateful community of many friends. Funeral services to be held today, Wednesday, December 31 at 1pm at Temple Beth Israel, 25 Harvard Street, Waltham and interment at Beth Israel Memorial Park, Waltham. Immediately following the interment, shiva will commence at Temple Beth Israel and continue at Evans Park, 430 Centre Street, Newton through Tuesday morning with minyan services each evening at 7:30pm except Friday, and afternoon visiting hours from 3 to 5pm. Remembrances may be made to the Morris Hollender Torah Fund, c/o Temple Beth Israel, Waltham, MA 02454.

Levine Chapels, Brookline

(617) 277-8300

www.levinechapel.com
 
Published in The Boston Globe on Dec. 31, 2014 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=hazzan-morris-hollender&pid=173668591&fhid=8784#sthash.ES8w1TVq.dpuf

New Pana People Photos

Thanks to Pete Smith for sending along some great photos of Panametrics employees (circa 2001) and a few issues of the Picayune.

Here is a little frog "hanging out" of an XMT!

Photo courtesy of Peter Smith.

 

Memorial Service for Sandy Mitchell, wife of Doug Mitchell

Sandra "Sandy" Mitchell, wife of Doug Mitchell passed away September 15, 2014. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 4:00-6:00 PM at the Brewitt Funeral Home, 14 Pine St., Exeter, NH. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Kensington Congregational Church, Amesbury Rd., Kensington, NH. For more information please visit http://www.brewittfuneralhome.com/main.php?page=loc.exeter  

 

Rankin, Lorraine M. (Chiasson)
Of Billerica, formerly of Waltham, October 15, 2013. Wife of the late Brian H. Rankin. Mother of Nadine L. Burke and her husband, Brian, of Billerica, Linda C. Surette and her husband, Kenny, of Waltham, Debora A. Speight and her husband, Thomas, of Walpole, Michelle A. Tilley and her husband, Andy, of Ontario, Canada, and the late Bruce D. Rankin and Gary W. Rankin. Sister of Bernard Chiasson and his wife, Lucille, of Florida, Gerard Chiasson and his wife, Sheila, of Framingham, and Ann Hebert and her husband, Gregory, of Waltham; mother-in-law of Lori Rankin of Leominster and is also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and five nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Lorraine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM, on Friday, October 18th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Care, 100 TradeCenter, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. For complete obituary, guestbook & directions,
www.joycefuneralhome.com.
 
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 17, 2013 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=lorraine-m-rankin-chiasson&pid=167571275&fhid=15213#sthash.Dy8Olksy.dpuf
Rankin, Lorraine M. (Chiasson)
Of Billerica, formerly of Waltham, October 15, 2013. Wife of the late Brian H. Rankin. Mother of Nadine L. Burke and her husband, Brian, of Billerica, Linda C. Surette and her husband, Kenny, of Waltham, Debora A. Speight and her husband, Thomas, of Walpole, Michelle A. Tilley and her husband, Andy, of Ontario, Canada, and the late Bruce D. Rankin and Gary W. Rankin. Sister of Bernard Chiasson and his wife, Lucille, of Florida, Gerard Chiasson and his wife, Sheila, of Framingham, and Ann Hebert and her husband, Gregory, of Waltham; mother-in-law of Lori Rankin of Leominster and is also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and five nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Lorraine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM, on Friday, October 18th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Care, 100 TradeCenter, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. For complete obituary, guestbook & directions,
www.joycefuneralhome.com.
 
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 17, 2013 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=lorraine-m-rankin-chiasson&pid=167571275&fhid=15213#sthash.Dy8Olksy.dpuf
Rankin, Lorraine M. (Chiasson)
Of Billerica, formerly of Waltham, October 15, 2013. Wife of the late Brian H. Rankin. Mother of Nadine L. Burke and her husband, Brian, of Billerica, Linda C. Surette and her husband, Kenny, of Waltham, Debora A. Speight and her husband, Thomas, of Walpole, Michelle A. Tilley and her husband, Andy, of Ontario, Canada, and the late Bruce D. Rankin and Gary W. Rankin. Sister of Bernard Chiasson and his wife, Lucille, of Florida, Gerard Chiasson and his wife, Sheila, of Framingham, and Ann Hebert and her husband, Gregory, of Waltham; mother-in-law of Lori Rankin of Leominster and is also survived by five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and five nephews. Family and friends will honor and remember Lorraine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), WALTHAM, on Friday, October 18th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Care, 100 TradeCenter, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801. For complete obituary, guestbook & directions,
www.joycefuneralhome.com.
 
Published in The Boston Globe on Oct. 17, 2013 - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=lorraine-m-rankin-chiasson&pid=167571275&fhid=15213#sthash.Dy8Olksy.dpuf

Memorial Service for Lorraine Rankin

Waltham – Mrs. Lorraine M. (Chiasson) Rankin, of Billerica, formerly of Waltham, died Tuesday October 15, 2013 at home.  She was 72. She had worked for twenty-five years out of the Waltham Watch Factory at Panametrics which is now owned by General Electric. Family and friends will honor and remember Lorraine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, October 18th from 4 to 8 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning before leaving in procession to Sacred Heart Church, 311 River Street, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m.

Memorial Service for Paul Calef

Paul Holmes Calef of Farmington, UT passed away August 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident. Paul worked as a sales engineer for the General Electric Sensing Division.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Centerville, UT. Donations in his memory may be to the Shriners Hospitals, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103. Please send online condolences to www.leavittsmortuary.com

1943 ~ 2013
Paul Holmes Calef of Farmington, UT passed away August 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.
Paul was born April 4, 1943 to A. Harland Calef and Irene Holmes Calef.
A native of Barrington, NH he was educated at Gould Academy, Northeastern University, and received his Masters from Suffolk University. As a Lieutenant in the Army he served as the training advisor for the National Guard in Phoenix, AZ. Paul worked as a sales engineer for the General Electric Sensing Division.
Paul was an active member of the Episcopal Church in Centerville, UT and taught Sunday School. He participated in many charitable organizations and fundraisers. He was an avid skier and cyclist and was preparing to ride his bicycle in the upcoming Bear Pa Shriners Hospital event.
Paul was predeceased by his parents and leaves his wife, Valorie Winter Calef of Farmington, UT, his son Geoffrey W. Calef of Whitefish, MT, his brother and sister-in-law, George and Arvilla Calef, several nieces and nephews and many cousins from the Calef and Holmes families.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Centerville, UT.
Donations in his memory may be to the Shriners Hospitals, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
Cremation under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary Crematorium.
Please send online condolences to www.leavittsmortuary.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?pid=166275239#fbLoggedOut
Paul Holmes Calef of Farmington, UT passed away August 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.
Paul was born April 4, 1943 to A. Harland Calef and Irene Holmes Calef.
A native of Barrington, NH he was educated at Gould Academy, Northeastern University, and received his Masters from Suffolk University. As a Lieutenant in the Army he served as the training advisor for the National Guard in Phoenix, AZ. Paul worked as a sales engineer for the General Electric Sensing Division.
Paul was an active member of the Episcopal Church in Centerville, UT and taught Sunday School. He participated in many charitable organizations and fundraisers. He was an avid skier and cyclist and was preparing to ride his bicycle in the upcoming Bear Pa Shriners Hospital event.
Paul was predeceased by his parents and leaves his wife, Valorie Winter Calef of Farmington, UT, his son Geoffrey W. Calef of Whitefish, MT, his brother and sister-in-law, George and Arvilla Calef, several nieces and nephews and many cousins from the Calef and Holmes families.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Centerville, UT.
Donations in his memory may be to the Shriners Hospitals, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
Cremation under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary Crematorium.
Please send online condolences to www.leavittsmortuary.com
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?pid=166275239#fbLoggedOut
Paul Holmes Calef of Farmington, UT passed away August 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.
Paul was born April 4, 1943 to A. Harland Calef and Irene Holmes Calef.
A native of Barrington, NH he was educated at Gould Academy, Northeastern University, and received his Masters from Suffolk University. As a Lieutenant in the Army he served as the training advisor for the National Guard in Phoenix, AZ. Paul worked as a sales engineer for the General Electric Sensing Division.
Paul was an active member of the Episcopal Church in Centerville, UT and taught Sunday School. He participated in many charitable organizations and fundraisers. He was an avid skier and cyclist and was preparing to ride his bicycle in the upcoming Bear Pa Shriners Hospital event.
Paul was predeceased by his parents and leaves his wife, Valorie Winter Calef of Farmington, UT, his son Geoffrey W. Calef of Whitefish, MT, his brother and sister-in-law, George and Arvilla Calef, several nieces and nephews and many cousins from the Calef and Holmes families.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Centerville, UT.
Donations in his memory may be to the Shriners Hospitals, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
Cremation under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary Crematorium.
Please send online condolences to www.leavittsmortuary.com
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?pid=166275239#fbLoggedOut
Paul Holmes Calef of Farmington, UT passed away August 1, 2013 from injuries sustained in a bicycle accident.
Paul was born April 4, 1943 to A. Harland Calef and Irene Holmes Calef.
A native of Barrington, NH he was educated at Gould Academy, Northeastern University, and received his Masters from Suffolk University. As a Lieutenant in the Army he served as the training advisor for the National Guard in Phoenix, AZ. Paul worked as a sales engineer for the General Electric Sensing Division.
Paul was an active member of the Episcopal Church in Centerville, UT and taught Sunday School. He participated in many charitable organizations and fundraisers. He was an avid skier and cyclist and was preparing to ride his bicycle in the upcoming Bear Pa Shriners Hospital event.
Paul was predeceased by his parents and leaves his wife, Valorie Winter Calef of Farmington, UT, his son Geoffrey W. Calef of Whitefish, MT, his brother and sister-in-law, George and Arvilla Calef, several nieces and nephews and many cousins from the Calef and Holmes families.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Centerville, UT.
Donations in his memory may be to the Shriners Hospitals, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84103.
Cremation under the direction of Leavitt's Mortuary Crematorium.
Please send online condolences to www.leavittsmortuary.com
- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?pid=166275239#fbLoggedOut

Memorial Service for Carol Lindbohm August 25, 2013

Carol E Lindbohm - July 19, 1938 – July 7, 2013

A Memorial Service celebrating Carol's life will be held on August 25, 2013 at 2:00pm at the Crossroads Community Church, 1341 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701. Friends and family are invited to attend.

In Memory of Carol Lindbohm

Carol Lindbohm died peacefully Sunday, July 8th, 2013 at her home in Florida surrounded by her family. She was an employee of Panametrics for 35 years. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 3620 Bayside Lakes Blvd. ,Palm Bay, Florida and a memorial service will be held in Massachusetts in August. We will update this page when details are available.

Memorial Service for Molly Sylvia July 13, 2013

Molly (Vannerson) Sylvia, former wife of Dean Sylvia died peacefully in her sleep from complications of diabetes in The Woodlands, Texas on June 5, 2013.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Sudbury United Methodist Church, 251 Old Sudbury Road, Sudbury, MA. To offer a condolence visit: www.concordfuneral.com

Share your Panametrics history!

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Panametrics Pin found on Ebay

Purchased this pin on Ebay Kleinanzeigen, from Bayern - Zirndorf. Does anyone know what this is from? Was it given to employees in Germany or Europe? Any info appreciated, send me a message if you know about this pin.

Update - Thanks to Per Fredriksson for the below photo and explanation - "These pins where on small puppies, as you can see enclosed, that the German office had as a give away to customers."



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