NEWBURGH, Ind. (March 25)—Terry Friedman, the former owner of Yale-South Haven Inc., died March 20 in Hawaii after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 66.
Friedman started in the rubber industry in 1957 at Jasper Rubber Co. in his hometown. He became president and part owner of South Haven Rubber Co. in 1970. He purchased 100 percent of the firm in 1988. The following year South Haven merged with Yale Rubber to form Yale-South Haven Inc., with Friedman as president, chairman, CEO and majority owner.
Friedman sold the company in 1997 to Trelleborg A.B., which used Yale-South Haven as its automotive base in North America.
After selling the business, Friedman accomplished a lifetime objective of building a world-class golf course, Victoria National, in Newburgh.
He is survived by his wife Irma, two daughters, a son and grandchildren.