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Colonel R. T. Hartmann ( -15 October 1961)
'It is with regret that we note the death of Colonel R. T. Hartmann, M.A., F.R.S.A., managing director of Materials Handling Equipment (G.B.) Ltd., on Sunday, October 15. Colonel Hartmann was the founder of I.T.D. Ltd. (manufacturers of "Stacatrucs"), which was later taken over by the Austin Motor Company and Crompton Parkinson Ltd.
In 1952 he established M.H.E. (G.B.) Ltd., which is now a member of the Hunslet Group of Companies, and he was for some years sales and executive director of British Straddle Carrier Company Ltd., then in the Fison Group of Companies. Colonel Hartmann was educated at Marlborough and Emmanuel College Cambridge. He served in the Royal Fusiliers, City of London Regiment during the first World War and in the second World War he served with the Royal Artillery and afterwards with S.H.A.E.F. 21st Army Group.'