CEO of SyncroFlo, David Hanson, Passes Away
David Hanson, CEO of SyncroFlo died on June 6, 2009. He was born in 1942 in rural Georgia near Newnan, and was one of 6 children. After graduating from High School in 1960, he paid his own way through Georgia Institute of Technology, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. He was a registered Professional Engineer, one of the few in the plumbing industry. In 1973, he assumed control of SyncroFlo, and built it from three employees into the domestic water booster system leader. He served as the President from 1973 until 2006.
Although he planned to retire in 2000, it was not in his character to stop working. In 2005, he helped charter the Rockbridge Commercial Bank. Although his illness prevented him from full-time employment, he served on the board of directors and loan committee, providing needed capital to entrepreneurs and small businesses.
As a member of North Avenue Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher and on various committees. He is remembered as an avid woodworker, Georgia Tech fan, tennis partner, card player, heirloom tomato gardener, and friend to many.
He is survived by his former wife of 37 years, Susan Hanson of Duluth, three children, Richard & Beth Ann Hanson, Jay & Amy Hanson both of Atlanta, and Carl W. & Maryann Plowden of Albany, and eight grandchildren.