Ray Siegfried II, who built Nordam Group into one of the largest privately owned aerospace companies in the world, died Thursday at the age of 62. He had been suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Siegfried, who stepped back from the CEO position in 2001 when he was diagnosed with ALS, served as chairman. When he took over what was then Northern Oklahoma Research, Development and Manufacturing Co. in 1969, the firm was bankrupt and had only ...

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