Jan. 29, 2010 -- It is with great sadness that LaMotte Company announces the passing of Tom Seechuk on January 20. Tom joined LaMotte Company in November of 1989 initially as technical services manager and later became a market manager for the Industrial and Water/Wastewater divisions. He was an active member of the National Spa and Pool Institute's Chemical Treatment and Process Subcommittee and their subsequent APSP Recreational Water Quality committee, serving collectively for more than 20 years. He was a contributing author to several of their water chemistry technical bulletins. His dry, off-centered wit frequently decorated many mundane business meetings.
Tom routinely lectured on a wide variety of water analysis topics for several different industries and would often exhibit at more than a dozen trade shows each year. Before coming to LaMotte he was employed by Taylor Technologies for 9 years and 7-Up Company for three years serving as a chemist at both companies and moving into sales at Taylor before coming to LaMotte.
His extraordinary technical talents combined with his gifts for entertaining others made him a memorable figure to all who met him. For many years Tom performed as a professional musician and singer on weekends. He is survived by his wife, Janet, and a daughter, Julie. A memorial fund has been established for Tom's daughter at the following address: Julie Seechuk Trust Fund, M&T Bank, 1201 Agora Drive, Bel Air, MD 21014.