Industry Loses Ed Harms, CDT
Ed Harms’ contributions to the dental technology industry will be felt for decades to come.
Edward Joseph Harms, founder and President/CEO of Talladium, Inc., passed away on June 26, 2011 at his home in Valencia, California. Born on August 7, 1943, Ed was only 67 years old. He was a graduate of Southern Illinois University with a bachelor of science degree in dental technology with advanced studies in physics and metallurgy. Ed’s determination and drive in the dental industry motivated him to move his family to Southern California. In the 1970s, Harms was a partner in one of the largest dental ceramic laboratories on the West Coast. Over the years, Harms wrote numerous articles and lectured internationally on improved levels of laboratory products. He proceeded to assemble a group of investors and aerospace engineers to form and develop a successful dental laboratory manufacturing company, Talladium, Inc. His company continues the expansion of manufacturing products for the dental laboratory industry. His sons, Edward R. Harms and Geoffrey J. Harms, will continue this legacy.