Obituary: David Bowers, founder of Woodex Bearing

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Woodex Bearing Co. David Bowers

GEORGETOWN, MAINE — David Bowers, chairman of the board and a founder and former president of Woodex Bearing Co., died Feb. 6 after a brief illness. He was 74.

As president of Woodex, Bowers developed its line of MECO shaft seals, and brought the brand to prominence in plastics and other processing industries. He continued as chairman following his retirement in January, 2012, when ownership of Woodex transitioned to an employee stock ownership trust.

Bowers was a music lover, an avid yachtsman and an amateur radio operator. He lived with his wife, Betty, in Washington, N.C., and Georgetown.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Rotary International Foundation, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston IL 60201.