Hiram E. Bond, a senior vice president of Arco who was active in the Long Beach business community, died Sept. 11 at his Rancho Palos Verdes home of an apparent heart attack.
Bond, 62, served as Arco Transportation Co. president at the division's headquarters in Long Beach from 1981 until July, when he began working on special assignment with the company. He had announced that he would retire early next year.
He was a native of Texas and held a degree in mechanical engineering from Rice University. He joined Arco in 1948.
Bond served on a number of boards, including the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary Medical Center, United Way and the Regional Arts Foundation.