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Colleagues Remember Robert G. Cameron of Plasterer Equipment

Fri November 20, 2009 - Northeast Edition
Jennifer Hetrick

Robert G. Cameron Jr., 51, passed away at his home in Chalfont, Pa., on Oct. 15. Mr. Cameron was the account manager of Plasterer Equipment Company Inc. Colleagues at Plasterer universally described Mr. Cameron as a hard-working, dedicated and very well liked part of the company.

“Bob started working for Plasterer in 1997 when we moved into the Philadelphia market with a branch located in Hatfield, Pa. It was a tough time; we didn’t have many employees at the branch and probably fewer customers. Bob stuck with us over the years and through his hard work, dedication and professionalism, we were able to establish solid relationships with some of the largest contractors in the area and grew the business considerably as a result. Bob was well liked by the people he worked with and was well respected in the industry. He will certainly be missed by his friends at Plasterer and we express our condolences to his family,” stated Tim Houser, president of Plasterer Equipment.

“Bob Cameron was a very well respected salesman for Plasterer Equipment Co. Inc. Having been involved in several job segments, he was passionately involved in the construction industry his entire career, the last 13 with Plasterer Equipment. Bob had a very solid background in the service segment of the equipment business, which served him well in his development through the years as a salesman. During his career with Plasterer Equipment and John Deere Construction & Forestry, Bob completed, with honors, every mandatory and most elective courses offered through John Deere University, finally earning his Certified Salesman degree in 2007,” said Mike Kernan, vice president of sales. “Bob understood that long-term sales success in our industry included equipment feature/benefit and equipment application knowledge, in his efforts to assist customers with model choices based on production requirements. However, maybe Bob’s best quality as a professional salesman was his ability to develop solid business relationships with his customer base. Bob valued these relationships with his customers, and many customers told us that they valued Bob’s attention to their account and his personal commitment.”

Tom Pedley, general manager, summed up the heartfelt sense of loss in the company in this way, “It is difficult to try to express the many things that Bob meant to our business and the people around him. I was fortunate to have worked side-by-side with Bob for the last 13 years as we tried as a team to grow our business and establish Plasterer Equipment as a formidable competitor in the Philadelphia market. Bob had a very likeable and approachable manner about him, which enabled him to develop the relationships necessary to expand the business. I really feel that he developed friendships with the majority of customers that he sold to. He cared deeply about providing quality service to his clients and helping them solve their equipment needs but he also cared about the people and shared his life with them and they in turn would share their lives with him. Bob will be greatly missed at our location here in Sellersville. He was a vital part of our everyday lives here sharing in the victories, frustrated in the defeats, giving and receiving the joking and camaraderie of his fellow employees. He will not easily be replaced.”

Mr. Cameron is survived by his fiancé Janet Nardi of Moorestown, N.J., his children, Bob Cameron III and Andrea E. Cameron, both of Chalfont, Pa.. and siblings Dave, John and Betsy Cameron and Mary Jane Wagner. Mr. Cameron was preceded in death by his brother Bruce T.G. Cameron (Sue).


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