Lamberti was instrumental in directing the company’s growth from 1976 to 1986 when he sold the company to Mark Andy Inc. in a deal that represented a partnership of press and tooling manufacturers. He retired shortly afterwards. The current owner, his son Mike, regained ownership of T&P from Mark Andy in 1996, and still runs the company.
Bert Lamberti was a pioneer in the punching industry. He is survived by his wife, Joan, daughters Cathi and Lynda, and son Mike.