Salz president, Norman Lezin graduated from Reed College and originally wanted to pursue a career as a government worker. His marriage to Ansley Salz's daughter, Margaret brought him to Santa Cruz. He fell in love with the business and decided to devote himself to making fine leather. Besides running the tannery, he served as mayor of Santa Cruz and port commissioner. He was also instrumental in establishing Delta High School. He succeeded his father-in-law Ansley Salz, founder and president of the company from 1929 to 1947. Norman Lezin served as president from 1947 until 1990. His son Jeremy Salz Lezin followed him as president from 1990 until 2001. Geoff Eisenberg, the first non-family president, served until the plant closed in September of 2001.
Place: Santa Cruz city
Source of Information: Jeremy Lezin
Original size: 8"x10"
This photograph was taken by Vester Dick and is the property of the Lezin Family. It is displayed here with the permission of the Lezin Family and Covello and Covello.