H.W.H. West (1999) was the President of the British Masonry Society, serving as a critical liaison for TMS. His experience and contributions were considerable, earning him numerous awards. In 1954, he joined the British Ceramic Research Association, and based in part to his work there, he published over 150 papers and three books on topics including clay masonry production, plant layouts, energy requirements, durability, and strength of masonry. He was Honorary Secretary of the Building Material Section of the British Ceramic Society for 16 years. In 1999 he unexpectedly passed away.