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The FOHBC Virtual Museum Board of Directors

Introducing you to the FOHBC Virtual Museum Primary Developers.

Alan DeMaison

Alan DeMaison


Alan currently is serving the hobby as the Virtual Museum Treasurer and chief image photographer for the Virtual Museum spins. In his capacity as chief image photographer, he has been honored to photograph collections in the great states of Texas, Washington, California, Colorado, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Alan has been awarded the FOHBC President’s Award in 2009 for his work as Treasurer of the FOHBC, in 2013 for his work as Business Manager for the FOHBC and in 2018 for contributions to the FOHBC Virtual Museum. Alan is currently President of the Ohio Bottle Club and maintains their “” website. Alan served as math teacher, a math consultant dealing with curriculum in the elementary schools and a substitute teacher in a special needs school for 48 years before retiring in 2017.

Ferdinand Meyer V

FOHBC Director-at-Large

Ferdinand Meyer V has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. He is also a principal and founder of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He also maintains the design and brand standards for the FOHBC. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Requejo Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyer family is also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand recently completed his third, 2-year term as President of the FOHBC and is a director of the Virtual Museum.

Miguel Ruiz

Miguel Ruiz


Miguel is a designer at FMG Design in Houston, Texas and is employed under Ferdinand Meyer V. He has been working alongside Ferdinand on the design and development of the FOHBC Virtual Museum. As a designer, Miguel sees the web as a fruitful medium for exploring what he is mostly passionate about, which is design. Miguel hopes to continue helping with the expansion and growth of the FOHBC Virtual museum and its mission.

Richard Siri

FOHBC Director-at-Large

Richard Siri is known for his extensive Western bottle collections having amassed one of the most complete Western bitters bottle collections, as well as extensive collections of whiskeys, Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters and USA Hospital bottles, among other things. He is always willing to share his knowledge on his favorite subjects and that knowledge has found a public place inside many books, articles and exhibitions about antique bottles. He has held several offices within the federation, most notably that as president in 2008. Richard co-chaired the FOHBC 2012 Reno National Antique Bottle Expo and the most recent, FOHBC 2016 Sacramento National Antique Bottle Convention & Expo. He is also a major supporter and an active member of the Northwestern Bottle Collectors Association. In 2009, Richard Siri first brought forth the concept of developing the FOHBC Virtual Museum. He now serves on the museum Board of Directors and he, along with his wife Beverley, is a major financial contributor to the museum. Richard was also inducted theFOHBC Hall of fame in 2018.


With an entry pass to the FOHBC Virtual Museum, you would be entitled to access The FOHBC Virtual Museum before it is completed. See the Bitters Gallery, the Historical Flasks Gallery, and sneak peek into the Spirits, Target Balls, and Fruit Jars Galleries. We have several other exciting plans for the future of the Virtual Museum. Stay tuned!


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