Obituary: Josef Pausch
Mr. Pausch was born in Vienna, Austria. As a teenager during World War II, he ran the family-owned flour mill. After the war, he designed for first pneumatic flour mill in Austria.
In 1952, he visited the United States under the auspices of the Marshall Plan with 27 other technicians, to study airborne dust problems related to flour milling and food processing. Recognizing the huge potential for pollution control, he emigrated to the U.S. in 1953. In 1962, he established the first of many companies serving the pneumatic conveying, airborne pollution control, industrial ventilation, and food processing industries.
Publication date: 04/22/2002