Bernard Harris Retires from C.R. Laurence Co. Inc.

Los Angeles-based, C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. (CRL) has announced that Bernard Harris, the patriarch of the C.R. Laurence Company, has retired at the age of 87.

In making the announcement, CRL president and chief executive officer Donald E. Friese said, "Mr. Harris has been both a friend and a mentor to me, and for 40 years we were partners. Together we built a business. It was Mr. Harris who really pushed this company in the right direction, made it grow rapidly and understood the true meaning of 'customer service.' I am proud of the impressive growth we've achieved working together. We will all miss him very much, and wish him good health and happiness in his well-deserved retirement. He will always be remembered by his employees as a fair and disciplined leader whose work ethic served as an inspiration to them."

Just prior to retirement, Harris served as the manager of export sales.

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