Bruno Wessel

In Memoriam
Bruno Wessel
Mr. Bruno Wessel
May 12, 1932 - August 2, 2013

Bruno wessel, 81, of Sarasota Florida formally of White Plains, NY, died August 2, 2013. Bruno was born in White Plains, NY on May 12, 1932. He is predeceased by his wife Bjorg whom he married April 18, 1959. He is also predeceased by his brothers, Kenneth, George and Kurt.

Bruno started in the tire industry in 1972 selling tire studs and studding equipment door to door primarily in the northeast. Within a short period of time he had expanded his business to the entire North American market. He was known as "Super Stud" when he started giving awards to the top distributors. This award is still presented by the Northwest Tire Dealers Association (NWTDA) to the top tire dealers in the northwest. Bruno wessel, Inc. today is owned and managed by his son Garry Wessel. Bruno opened a Canadian branch in London Ontario in 1978. Today it is managed by Jeff Smith who started with the Bruno Wessel family 25 years ago. For many in the tire industry this is the end of an era. Bruno's presence will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his sons Garry of White Plains, Rolf (Tina) of Newtown, CT, daughters Elizabeth (Joe) McKeon of Poughquag, NY and Vivian Wessel of Kristiansand, Norway; 10 grandchildren, Thomas Wessel; Stephanie, Ryan, Erin and Kelly Wessel; Erik, Kirsten and Markus Wessel; Kevin and Joe McKeon. He is also survived by six great grandchildren. He will be dearly missed and remembered by all who loved him.