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Mountainside Resident Receives SUNY Honor


SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Herbert Seidel of Mountainside, N.J., has been named to the State University of New York's 1998 Alumni Honor Roll.

photo of Herbert SeidelSeidel is a 1943 graduate of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF).

Seidel is the co-founder of Reisen-Seidel Hardwood Co., a nationally recognized processor, distributor, and exporter of fine hardwoods. He retired as president of the company.

He was director of the national Hardwood Lumber Association and chair of the association's annual international convention. He has served as chair of the Hardwood Institute, trustee of the Forest Products Research Society, and as a lecturer and educator.

Seidel has maintained close ties to ESF, where he studied wood products engineering. He serves on the board of the ESF Alumni Association and the ESF College Foundation, and helps organize college reunions in the New York City area. He received the college's Distinguished Alumni Award in 1991.

The alumni honor roll salutes SUNY graduates who are leaders in their field and who demonstrate a commitment to higher education.