Rice County, MN — Fred Gerbig, founder of Gerbig Cleanrooms, passed away on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 after a year-long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 81.
A pioneer in the industry, Fred held a NEBB Professional certification and supported the safe development of medical products, food packaging, and technology by manufacturers like 3M, Honeywell, and IBM.
Fred was a registered engineer whose career spanned five decades. In 1985, he started Gerbig Cleanrooms (originally named Gerbig Engineering Company), a NEBB-Certified Cleanroom Testing Company, holding patents for designs and setting standards in the industry still used today. He was also involved in several professional organizations like ASHRAE and the Institute of Environmental Sciences.
During the 1980s while working with the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Fred served as secretary on committees responsible for establishing national testing standards for cleanrooms and Federal Standard 209e. His expertise has been instrumental in the development of numerous tests.
Fred is survived by his wife, Carole; his four daughters; his six grandchildren; and his brother Tom.
About Gerbig Cleanrooms
Gerbig Cleanrooms is a full-service cleanroom specialty company serving the medical, food packaging, technology, and an increasing number of other industries since 1985. The company designs, fabricates, delivers and installs cleanrooms that meet customers’ manufacturing, research, and development needs. Gerbig is also a NEBB Certified cleanroom testing company providing testing complying with standard ISO 14644. Additionally, Gerbig Cleanrooms provides complete Facility and Equipment Qualification services.