The passing of John Tiratsoo fills me with sadness as I have come to know John as a visionary and motivated person in the international pipeline family who has pushed his work forward with dedication and endurance.
He sometimes made his way to Berlin and Hannover, where we had great times together in Germany’s finest beer gardens. I enjoyed his company as much as I admired his ideas in regards of the pipeline sector. Our industry has truly lost one of its best-known and much appreciated individuals.
Our deepest condolences go to his family and also to his colleagues and companions, who have accompanied him on his way for a long time.
Dr. Klaus Ritter,
Editor-in-Chief of Pipeline Technology Journal