Gerry Mason, Morson founder, passes away
Mr Mason founded Morson in 1969, aged 30, running the business from the family home in Eccles, Greater Manchester. He retired from his day to day role in 1998, but remained an active member of the company board right up until he passed away, providing advice and guidance for the now globally-operating business.
His son, Ged Mason, has been CEO of the company since 1998, and on behalf of his family released the following statement:
“It is with a very heavy heart that I have to inform you that, on Friday 24th July, at 2.45pm, my father, Gerry Mason, who founded MORSON in 1969, sadly and peacefully passed away at the age of 77.
“In the eyes of my family, friends and colleagues my father was a legend, held in high esteem by so many. Morson's standards today are based on the strong principles and core values he set for us. He ensured that integrity, quality and hard work are woven throughout the company's fabric.
“His drive and desire for the company to be the best, through hard work and commitment to excellence throughout the business, was matched by his sense of fun and its value in business - and at home.
“My father leaves behind a legacy of a solid, thriving and very successful, industry leading business. On behalf of all the Mason family I personally thank everyone for their kind wishes and words of support which have been very comforting to our family during this difficult time.”
Morson, the company he started 46 years ago, now employees more than 800 people in the UK and overseas, and has won awards for its recruitment and engineering work.
Gerry Mason was known to many as a family man – a father of four and a grandfather to 13, and an active supporter of local, national and international charitable organisations.
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