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  • Curiouser_and_Curiouser Curiouser_and_Curiouser Nov 29, 2005 10:21 AM Flag

    Hector Dies and Stock rallies strongly

    There is a message in there somewhere.

    Why could not the BOD get rid of him earlier?

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    • Curiouser_and_Curiouser Curiouser_and_Curiouser Nov 29, 2005 10:33 AM Flag

      And I hope that they clean the stables and get rid of all the sycophants that Hector surrounded himself with. (Perhaps, get back one of the VPs that Hector got rid off - such as Jay Finch to clean up the mess).

      Time for a fresh, new beginning and new hope for FOE employees and shareholders.

    • So what are the first 5 things that Mr Kirsh has to do to right the ship. Scrap the matrix management system and make business managers responsible for the business. Push new technology. Expand where the markets are moving to. Cut unprofitable businesses or at the very least change the upper management.
      I believe he needs to put a new face on Ferro and mold it into a the most responsive speciality chemical company in the sector. He needs a clear vision of what Ferro needs to be and move forward with great speed.

    • I don't think much of a CEO who goes on a long term witch hunt (probably financed by Ferro), for things that someone posts on the FOE board. Hope it doesn't run in the family.

    • I said God Bless your father and I meant it. I would also like to wish the very best to all the employees and retirees and anyone who is depending on the pension when they retire.

      There are black and white statements out here that are simply not true. I think the people posting are gainfully employed and some might even be C level executives.

      I would vanquish the language of top and bottom employees at Ferro. It is that type of classification and disdain that became hallmarks of the last 10 years at the company.

      Gabriel, maybe you are not aware that often people who posted on this site were terminated simply for posting and one must agree that opposing your father in public whether your opinion was right or wrong was career suicide.

      I have kept in touch with many ex employees and they are doing just fine, thank you. They are making more money and working in very functional organizations.

      I hope the best for this company that I am still proud to have on my resume and I wish for a joyful and long life for the family of Mr. Ortino and all those associated with company.

      Merry Christmas and have a happy New Year.

      This company on track is a 35 dollar stock like it used to be. Buy now sell later.

    • Gabriela:

      I'm usually not so late to the party but my internet was down.

      I worked for your father and have many fond memories. Especially of his dedication to Ferro, his love for his family, his kindness and his sense of humor.

      He told me that his door was always open to me, and it was. He got me the medical attention I needed and it saved my life.

      You have every right to be proud of your father, he was a very fine man. I will miss him.

      Please give my regards to your mother.

      Mary S. Debro

    • Who really got busted for message board activities? Is it legal to do so? If not,why didn't they file against FOE?

    • Hector R. Ortino was a loving husband, a great father and a wonderful friend to those who had the opportunity to know him on a personal level.

      The messages posted while Hector was alive were fair game, and were considered freedom of speech. However, to be so cold and callous as to attack a man who has passed away shows who really has ice in their veins.

      Each of you have unlimited opinions about running a major corporation, and it�s ironic since none of you have ever had the �Chairman� title under your name. Clearly your opinions have failed to have an influential effect in the business world since no company, including Ferro, ever felt you worthy of such a title. Truth be told, most of you are not man enough to take on the challenges, responsibilities and pressures of such a role. It takes a man, like my father, to step up to the plate, to take on each problem head on, and to accept both the positives and negatives that come with such a position.

      It is never easy at the top, but clearly from your bitter responses, it has not been easy for you all at the bottom. When a man cannot succeed on his own merits, he must degrade and criticize those who had achieved far more. It is evident that none of you are gainfully employed since you have spent your days on a message board seeing who can write the cruelest message.

      For those of you have shown great joy in the passing of my father, I take pleasure in letting you know that there will be a warm welcome for you when your time comes. At the moment when you are to pass, I hope you realize that your children will never be as proud of you as I am of my father. My father was a role model and mentor to so many, and only those secure in themselves were able to get past Hector�s tough exterior and learn from him. Only the weak continue to dwell on things of the past.

      In response to specific comments, let me set the record straight. My father did not die of cancer. He was not replaced by Jim Kirsch because they expected his impending death. Jim Kirsch was hired by Ferro as part of succession plan in preparation for my father�s retirement after decades of hard work.

      My father died from giving his all to a corporation that he loved. He put his heart and soul into everything he did for Ferro. The decisions were not always easy or popular, but they had to be made. And to the coward who said that criticism finally killed my father, I hope you are smart enough to understand the power of your words, and if it were true that criticism kills, you would no longer be with us. There is no difference in what you all do on this message board, and what you claim my father did, EXCEPT my father was courageous enough to sign his name to every statement and decision he made.

      My father will be buried this week and we are asking for some respect, not just for him, but for us, and that that each of you consider carefully what you write in response to this message. At the end of the day, look in the mirror and ask yourself what kind of person is happy when another dies?

      We are signing our names because we stand behind our words. We believe in everything we have written and are confident that we can speak in a civilized manner to anyone who would like to debate any of the issues you so freely write about. If you are not the cowards you appear to be, sign your real name and we�ll be in touch.

      Gabriela and Beatriz Ortino

    • I was sad to hear that Werner Bush passed away from a heart attack earlier in the week. It was nice to see that he had his supporters as he was a great friend of mine. I heart goes out to his family and friends during this time.

    • Ditto to Scion's remarks, in general.

    • I met your father at a management dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlsbad, CA, some 4 years ago. He was very cordial, friendly, and a prince of a guy to us lower management people. I certainly respected him!

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