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Xtreme Mfg. President Lee Kramer Passes | Industry News

Xtreme Mfg. President Lee Kramer Passes | Industry News

Lee Kramer, president of Xtreme Manufacturing, passed away on January 18, 2015, from pneumonia. He was surrounded by his family and close friends. Kramer was 67.

A statement from Xtreme Manufacturing says that Kramer was not only his colleagues' leader, but also their mentor and friend. "He will be greatly missed by all at Xtreme Manufacturing, and by all who knew him.  Lee was a true gentleman, an exceptionally kind and compassionate man who made a positive contribution to the lives of everyone who worked with him," said the statement.

An engineer at heart, Kramer studied mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois, and started his career at Komatsu Dresser Company (previously known as Dresser Construction Equipment, International Harvester, and Hough), before moving on to Blount Inc, and Timberjack Corporation.

Kramer entered the AWP industry with UpRight in 1999 as engineering manager, located in Selma, Calif. After two years with UpRight, Kramer moved to Fresno Engineering Design Group, before joining Don Ahern in 2003 as vice president of engineering at the start of Xtreme Manufacturing. Kramer played an integral role in development of the first Xtreme telehandlers, and went on to lead the growth of the Xtreme Manufacturing as its president.

Kramer is survived by his wife of 34 years, Joan Kramer; their son, Justin; and their daughter, Jordan.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 25, 2pm Pacific Standard Time, at the Xtreme Manufacturing facility, 1415 W. Bonanza Road, Las Vegas, Nev., 89106.  All are welcome to attend.

 A Lee Kramer Memorial Fund is being established to benefit engineering students. Those wishing to make a donation to the fund should make checks payable to ‘Memorial Fund for Lee Kramer’.  Deposits can be sent to Plaza Bank, 8275 W. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89147. Alternatively, checks can be sent or delivered to Xtreme Manufacturing in Las Vegas. Wire transfer details are available upon request.  Flowers are also being accepted at the facility, which will be displayed during the memorial service.


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