Diamond Standard Parts, LLC announced that George W. Neat, its longtime crashworthiness testing expert, passed away February 26 in Hingham, Mass at the age of 82.
“George, a U.S. DOT Volpe Center Executive, was an integral part of the development our exemplary component test protocols and together with the late James Hackney, Director of Crashworthiness , at NHTSA, who provided us with the knowledge, expertise and tools to change the dynamic of aftermarket parts manufactured by Diamond Standard,” said Michael O’Neal , Diamond Standard President. He was a world class scholar and gentleman of the highest order, a friend and a mentor. “
Neat is survived by his wife Kathy and two sons, Greg and Paul. Greg and his wife Lisa reside in LaCanada, California with children Rita, Abbey, and Leo. Paul and his wife Karen reside in Hingham with children Emma and Mitchell.
Kathy’s sons, Rich and Matt. Rich and wife, Lynn, reside in Arnold, Maryland with children, Meghan, Tyler and Mia. Matt and wife Brie reside in Annapolis, Maryland with children, Bryson and Nancy.
A Celebration of his Life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 23, at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, 916 Main St. (Rte. 228) in Hingham. More information on services is available online.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Trustees of the Reservation or charity of your choice.