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Longtime, Active AED Member Rasmussen Remembered

CED magazine 2007

Article Date: 12-03-2007
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Richard Rasmussen, an industry figure for over 50 years, died unexpectedly from a heart attack Nov. 2, within hours of returning home from traveling. He was 72.

Known for his love of world travel, photography, the CE industry and his family, Rasmussen had spent the previous three weeks of his life traveling in Eastern Europe with his wife Jan.

Frank Rasmussen, Dick's father, founded Rasmussen Equipment Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1946. Dick began his career in the industry by joining the family business in 1955. He worked his way up the ranks and became president in 1972. Today the company is a multiline dealership with 70 employees and a branch in Washington, Utah.

Rasmussen was an active member in AED, and was a fixture at AED's Annual Meeting & CONDEX. Rasmussen Equipment has been an AED member since 1969.

For the past 15 years, Rasmussen has published an annual calendar of his photographs to share his vision of the world with friends, family and business associates. His photography and unique marketing tool was a feature in Construction Equipment Distribution magazine in June 2004. His photographs, including a haunting shot of New York's World Trade Center taken Sept. 10, 2001, hang in various Salt Lake City buildings such as the Salt Lake County Complex. He also donated many fascinating landscape photographs to brighten the hallways at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dick is survived by his wife Jan, four children, six grandchildren and four step grandchildren.


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