Metallurgist Dies in American Airlines Crash


November 15, 2001

Metallurgist Dies in American Airlines Crash

Timo Santala, vice president of manufactory for Jacmel Jewelry Inc., New York City, died Monday aboard American Airlines Flight 587, which crashed in Queens, NY. Santala was in charge of Jacmel's factory in the Domincan Republic and flew from New York City to the Dominican Republic every Monday and returned each Friday.

Santala was a metallurgist by trade and worked for Jacmel for five and a half years. He previously worked for Stuller Settings, P.M. Refining and Leach & Garner. He had been a presenter at the Santa Fe Symposium numerous times. He also had been a contributing writer for AJM Magazineand served on its advisory board. Santala is survived by his wife and four young children.

- by Julia M. Duncan

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