Former USTA director Glenn Huber, 90, dies

Columbus, OH — Glenn Allen Huber, 90, died Nov. 29, 2021, surrounded by family.

Mr. Huber was a humanitarian, veteran and 33rd degree Mason. He grew up in Alexandria, Ky., where he married his high school sweetheart Norma in 1952.

Glenn Allen Huber, 90, died Nov. 29, 2021. USTA file photo.

During the Korean War he joined the Air Force where he received training in radar technology. After his discharge in 1955, he returned home and began working at the General Electric Company in Evendale, Ohio. He stayed with GE until April of 1963 when he left after being offered a challenging position with Cincinnati Testing Laboratories where he focused on technology that was critical to the NASA space program.

After 13 years of evening courses at the University of Cincinnati, in 1969 he received his B.S. with wife Norma and sons Mark and Scott at his graduation.

Mr. Huber purchased CTL in 1974 and as CEO continued to grow the business until it was sold in 1998 to competitor, Metcut Research, Inc.

Upon retirement, Mr. Huber continued his leadership roles within the Freemason and harness racing community. He received the prestigious highest honor in Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the 33rd degree, an honor that is bestowed upon those Freemasons that have made major contributions to society and include past recipients such as Harry Truman and Henry Ford.

He was also the chairman of the board of the Shriners Burns Hospital in Cincinnati and on the board of directors for the U.S. Trotting Association.

In 2004 he was the recipient of the Dr. John P. Stevens Humanitarian Award in recognition of his years of service to his community and the Standardbred business. He was also honored with the Rambling Willie Award, which is given to the Ohioan who has done the most for harness racing during a two-decade span.

Me. Huber was preceded in death by his wife, Norma; son, Mark; and brothers, Robert and Gary. He is survived by his son, Scott; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Autism Community in Action,, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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