Navy veteran, longtime technician from CR Industrial (NJ) has passed away
Electrical Apparatus is saddened to report the passing of Albert "Al" Waid, a Navy veteran, longtime field service technician and motor shop owner from New Jersey. Mr. Waid recently died at the age of 81 after a long battle with illness.
His friends, family, and past co-workers mourn him with a heavy heart, and EA would like to thank his longtime friend Mick Repasky of CR Industrial Services (Cliffwood, N.J.) for taking the time to provide us with information during such a difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew Al and his friends and family.
Al was one of the very first field service technicians in the 60’s to work on the new age transistorized DC motor controls and circuit boards in the Metro New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania areas. He learned his electronic trade during his stint in the U.S. Navy, where he also was proficient in AC motor rewinding and generator troubleshooting.
After leaving the Navy he worked for Dusenbery on material slitters, winders and unwinders, where he gained experience on these electronic systems. During the years to follow he was used by many N.J. motor repair shops as their contracted field service technician of choice. These included but not limited to Longo Electric, Universal Electric, Reliable Electric, Electrical Equipment, Atlantic-Kenmark, Chiswick Electric and Gambino Electric.
Al was also a principle of IEM, Inc., and owned a small motor repair shop in Toms River, N.J., before returning to be a freelance service technician until his retirement around 2019.
Al will be missed by anyone who came into contact with him during his long and illustrious career.