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L to R: Bill Salem presenting the posthumous award to David Keck, Bob Keck's son.
Photo Courtesy of RH Peterson Co.

Bob Keck Posthumously Honored by the American Society of Gas Engineers

Monday, June 10, 2019

Son David Keck, RH Peterson Co. vice vresident, accepted the posthumous award for his father from Bill Salem, president of the ASGE on Tuesday, June 4, at Southpoint Resort in Las Vegas.

In 1982, RH Peterson Co. acquired Fire Magic Barbecues from Whittier Steel and Mfg. and Bob joined RH Peterson as the general manager of the Fire Magic Division. During his 19 years of tenure, Bob was personally involved in the design and development, purchasing, sales and marketing for the Fire Magic product line. Bob retired as vice president after serving 48 years in the outdoor grill industry.

People described Bob as a kind, considerate and caring man who was always ready with a helping hand and readily shared his knowledge with colleagues.

The American Society of Gas Engineers honors Mr. Robert A. Keck for his devotion and outstanding contributions to the Gas Appliance Industry.

Bob Keck.
Photo Courtesy of RH Peterson Co.

Robert Allan Keck

July 20, 1932 - June 21, 2018

Born in the greater City of Angels area, Bob discovered his love of outdoor living very early in life. An avid runner, hiker/backpacker and fishing enthusiast, Bob enjoyed outdoor living to the fullest, all his life.

While attending high school, Bob worked in various jobs at Whittier Steel and Mfg., a company his father Harold founded in 1937. Bob learned very quickly under his father's guidance to build fireplaces and barbecue components under the trade name Fire Magic. After graduating from college, Bob worked full time for his father.

In the early 1970's, Bob and his brother Gerald designed the first A.G.A. certified indoor slide-in grill for use with natural gas. They branded the grill Fire Magic.

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