Wadsworth Control Systems issued the following statement in memory of Bob Klaeser:
Bob Klaeser, who designed two of the most popular greenhouse controllers for Wadsworth Control Systems, the STEP 50 and the STEP 500, died on Oct. 12, 2012, in Arvada, Colo.
He began working at Wadsworth Control Systems in 1970 by joining George Dean Sr. in the field pulling wire and doing installations for six-months prior to beginning his work designing automation equipment. He designed Wadsworth’s first computerized greenhouse climate system in the mid 1980’s. He later became a partner in Wadsworth with George Dean Jr. and remained so until his retirement in 2003.
Bob was a graduate of the prestigious Electrical Engineering College at California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, California. He also held an accounting degree from Metropolitan State College in Denver.
Upon retirement, Bob pursued his love of travel visiting China, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.