Jack W Fisher, president of JW Fishers Mfg. passed away at home after a brief illness on February 20, 2015. He was 73 years old.
The JW Fishers business was started because Fisher, an avid diver, needed an underwater metal detector to use on a salvage project in the mid 1960s. He discovered there was no such device available. Over the next several years he designed and constructed his own underwater metal detector. JW Fishers Mfg. was formed and Jack began building and selling his detectors to other divers. Over the next 50 years the company developed into a significant enterprise by designing, manufacturing and marketing its line of underwater search equipment.
Traveling the world for business and pleasure, Fisher never tired of meeting new people and seeing old friends. He always said there was nothing better than being with family and friends.
Over the past several years, Fisher had cut back on his own responsibilities in the company while grooming and developing others to take over. Karen Fisher, Jack’s wife of 30 years, will assume the role of company president. His son, Brian Smith-Fisher, will take on the responsibilities of Chief Operating Officer. Christopher Combs, who was previously Sales Manager and has been with the company for 43 years, will become General Manager.