Osorno Enterprises founder and long-time President, Dr. Peter Hombach, peacefully passed away on December 31, 2016, after a long battle with cancer.
Peter was born in Essen, Germany, in 1943. He graduated with a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Műnster. In 1973, Peter joined the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee as a research scientist, followed by several positions in Illinois and North Dakota.
In 1998, Peter immigrated to Winnipeg with his family and founded Osorno Enterprises, focused on providing innovative drinking water and wastewater treatment technology in remote areas.
Peter never entertained the thought of retirement. He loved his work and continued to write microcontroller programs from his hospital bed until a few weeks before his death. He was the one that initiated the Osorno website and wrote special pages such as Rumors and Facts about Biofilters.
Peter always had many interests in life and outside the office, he was a dedicated winemaker. Unsurprisingly, he used his expertise in chemistry and microbiology to take a scientific approach to creating the perfect wine. His fruit wines garnered compliments from everyone who tasted them.
Peter always wanted to publish a book about winemaking. He began to write chapters of his winemaking book when he was already sick, but was unable to finish his work.
We have decided to publish Peter's unfinished winemaking book on wine-cellar.ca.
We dedicate this website to the memory of Dr. Peter Hombach – a talented and courageous scientist.
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