William R. Tagmyer, a veteran of more than 50 years in the
Pacific Northwest steel industry and former chairman and chief
executive officer of Northwest Pipe Co., has died.
A report in Portland,
Ore., said he passed away after a short battle with cancer. He
Tagmyer was chief
executive officer of Vancouver, Wash.-based Northwest Pipe, a
producer of water transmission pipe and tubular products that
was once based in Portland, from 1986 to January 2001 and was
chairman of the company from 1986 to December 2012, according
to a biography on the companys website. He was listed as
a member of Northwest Pipes board of directors and
chairman of the executive committee.
Prior to 1986, Tagmyer
was an executive with pipe fabricator and distributor L.B.
Foster Co. Before 1975 he was with U.S. Steel Corp. and the
Marine and Rail Equipment division of FMC Corp., serving in
sales, marketing, product management and contract
A funeral mass is scheduled for Monday at the chapel at the
University of Portland, where he was a longtime board