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October 24, 2011

FCS Mourns the Loss of Seal Saver Specialist


On October 17, Fluid Control Services lost a well-respected colleague and friend, Criston “Cris” Andersen.  Cris was at home when he suffered a sudden heart attack.  He was 59.

Cris began his career at Fluid Control Services as a sales rep during the company’s startup period in the mid 1980’s.  In 1988, he helped develop the first prototypes for a protective cylinder cover called the Seal Saver—an invention that would go on to become one of the company’s top-selling products.  Throughout the 1990’s and 2000’s, Cris continued to help expand the business, focusing primarily on research, development, and promotion of the Seal Saver line.  His enthusiasm and unwavering belief in the product was the driving force behind the Seal Saver’s success.   

Cris lived his life the same way he conducted business:  cheerfully, and with integrity.  A native of Massachusetts, he was a lifelong fan of the Red Sox and Bruins.  He enjoyed horseracing, as well, and looked forward to his yearly pilgrimages to the Kentucky Derby.  When he wasn’t cheering on the ponies or his beloved Sox, one could often find him listening to old Allman Brothers records, watching classic horror movies, or visiting with family and friends. 

Cris had a humorous nature that served him well, both personally and professionally.  Whether he was dealing with a client, an employee, or a friend, his jovial demeanor and clever turns of phrase always made people smile.  Fluid Control Services has been blessed to have Cris as a part of the team these past 25 years, and we will miss him tremendously.