July 30, 2021
Source: Electronics Representatives Association
It is with great sadness that ERA must report the passing on June 1, 2021, of Jerome “Jerry” Benjamin Bean. He was 77.
Highly respected in the electronics industry, Bean joined R.O. Whitesell & Associates in July 1973, first working in its Kokomo, Indiana, office, later in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Grand Blanc, Michigan, Farmington Hills, Michigan, and eventually moved to Indianapolis where he succeeded Max Hinkle as president. He retired in 2013.
Bean was a long-time supporter of ERA and R.O. Whitesell and Associates has been an ERA member since 1952.