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The passing of Robert Templin, an Icon of Cadillac Engineering and Development

Started by "Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364, August 16, 2009, 03:54:38 PM

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"Cadillac Kid" Greg Surfas 15364

For those of you that read this in my previous post, please forgive the repetition.  I just realized that Bob's name was not in the subject line, so it is possible that many who knew him might have missed it.

It is with more than a little sadness that I heard of the Passing of Mr. Robert Templin.  Bob "grew up" in the Laboratory working for Kettering and proceed to work his way up the Engineering ladder in GM to the Chief Engineer of Cadillac Motor division in the early 70's.  His story is in the Hendry books on the Cadillac history, and I was fortunate enough to meet him and he was gracious enough to allow me to publish (in the Self Starter) a few of the conversational notes I made during those discussions.  With his passing goes another source of the knowledge that designed, produced and refined "the standard of the World"
We'll miss you bob, or at least I know I will.
Greg Surfas
Cadillac Kid-Greg Surfas
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