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In Memoriam: Mike Shippy

In Memoriam: Mike Shippy

Mike Shippy, product development manager for Empire Comfort Systems, unexpectedly passed away on May 26, 2018. Mike will be remembered for his passion for life, his countless contributions to Empire, and his friendship.

Mike started his career as a propane salesman and worked his way up to product development.  The value and innovation he brought to the hearth and grill lines at Empire was exceptional.  Mike was a vital player in the development of the TruFlame fireplaces and inserts, Q-series grills, Clean-Face fireplaces, Portrait fireplaces, and Driftwood log sets, among many others.
Most importantly, Mike was humble and always a friend, making sure to visit each department during his visits to Empire to share a story or a laugh.  He will be missed dearly by the entire Empire family, as well as many other friends and colleagues throughout the hearth and propane industries. When the next chapter of Empire‚Äôs history book is written, Mike Shippy will be an integral part of the story.

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