Hard to believe the industry lost two great volunteers and people this week. Below is a message from the ICRM regarding Mr. Les Bossert followed by the message from i-Sigma regarding Mr. Bob Haskins.
From the ICRM regarding Les Bossert: The ICRM Board is deeply saddened to share news of the recent passing of ICRM Board Member Les Bossert, CRM. He will be greatly missed by the ICRM Community. Les served on the ICRM Board as the Regent of Legislation and Appeals since January 2019. In addition, he served as a mentor, proctor, grader, and as chair of the website review committee.
Les was a graduate of UND, College of Business and Public Administration. He held the position of Corporate Records Manager for the MDU Utilities Group, with their headquarters located in Bismarck, ND. He accumulated over 38 years of energy and utility industry records management experience.
We will be forever grateful for Les’ commitment and service that he provided to the ICRM Community. He touched so many of our lives and contributed so much to our profession. We send our deepest condolences to his family and friends at this time.
Please find his obituary, funeral information, and anticipated livesteam to the service here: https://www.eastgatefuneral.com/obituary/leslie-bossert
From i-SIGMA regarding Bob Haskins: It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Robert (Bob) Haskins after a long and heroic battle. At the time of his death on September 26, Bob was surrounded by family and is said to have passed peacefully. With over thirty years in the RIM and secure destruction industries, Bob became known for his success as a businessman and the fearlessness and gusto by which he lived. As an ardent industry supporter and contributor, Bob served on numerous committees and industry bodies over the decades, including as a member of two NAID Board of Directors, as a member of the PRISM International Executive Committee, and as PRISM International President from 2001 to 2002. Bob is also one of only a handful to earn the NAID President’s Award, which was presented to him in 2015. As testimony to Bob’s resilience, he remained actively involved in the management of his most recent successful venture Gigabiter, Inc., to the end. According to i-SIGMA CEO Bob Johnson, “For the family he loved so deeply, and for those of us lucky enough to call him friend, Bob’s intense loyalty and his humor and heroism through his long health battle will serve as an inspiration to us for the rest of our lives. I can think of no better gift and no better legacy.”