Conrad Naber, the founder and former managing director of Nabertherm GmbH, died Jan. 29 at the age of 95. He founded the company in Bremen in September 1947 and developed it into an internationally renowned furnace manufacturer.

As founder and president, Naber managed the company for a period of two generations until 2001. He then served as chairman of the supervisory board. The first furnaces produced by Naber in Bremen were pottery kilns. Over the decades, Nabertherm has developed into a leading manufacturer of furnaces and equipment for a broad range of heat-treatment processes. The company also supplies standard and customized systems for the debinding and sintering of technical ceramics used in research/laboratory and production.