Kevin J. Zugibe, P.E. of Nyack, New York, passed away unexpectedly on June 23, 2020. Born on September 8, 1963, to Dr. Frederick T. Zugibe and his wife, Catherine (O’Leary) Zugibe, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kevin was the founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of Hudson Technologies Inc., Pearl River, New York. He was a professional engineer and graduate of RIT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He held numerous environmental and energy-saving patents, many of which are in use worldwide. Kevin was an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word, building not only his own, highly successful company but also an industry leading approach to refrigerants, reclamation, and sustainability long before these words were “popular.” He built Hudson with the strongest ethical principles, a care for every employee, and an unsurpassed understanding of customer needs that grew Hudson to where it is today.
Kevin was an avid musician, pilot, traveler, and environmentalist. He is survived by his wife, Maura (Langford) Zugibe; his mother, Catherine (O’Leary) Zugibe; sister-in-law, Anna Zugibe; brothers, Thomas Zugibe (Peggy) and Matthew Zugibe (Carol); sisters, Cathryn Blaber (Thomas), Theresa Mandracchia (Stephen), and Mary Raleigh (Peter) and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to the Tisch MS Research Center of New York in Kevin’s name.