28 May 1900 – 26 September 1993

“OWEN ARTHUR AISHER was well known for urging those who approached him for career advice to ‘aim to leave this world a little better than when you came into it’. To say that he accomplished that goal himself is a monumental understatement of the achievements of a man who, despite leaving school at an early age, was the co-founder and driving force behind the creation of Marley, the internationally known building materials company, and its chairman for 37 years, from 1945 to 1982.”

“During the war, Marley produced parts for the Mulberry Harbours vital to the success of the D-Day landings in Normandy. At the end of hostilities, Owen Aisher took over as chairman from his father.”

THE INDEPENDENT 1 October 1993