On the morning of October 31, 2013, Dr. Trevor Kletz passed away peacefully and calmly. Our hearts are heavy and we are immensely saddened at the passing of Trevor Kletz; however, we must celebrate Trevor’s life and accomplishments. Trevor lived a very successful and productive life. He leaves behind a tremendous legacy that will for a long time impact growth and development in process safety in the chemical industry. Some have characterized Trevor as a scholar, some have called him an astute practitioner, and some hold him in high regard for his unique ability to transform complex issues into simple messages that he communicated in his unique way. Above all, Trevor was a visionary and a trailblazer, the likes of whom come in our midst only every few centuries. The Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center has lost a great supporter and friend. I personally have lost a teacher, mentor and friend.
We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences on this sad occasion to the family and friends of Trevor Kletz.
Dr. M. Sam Mannan
Regents Professor and Director
Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center
Texas A&M University