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Obituary: Molding company owner Marlene Smith


April 8, 2015 4:25 pm ET

Marlene Smith, who ran and owned a Minnesota-based injection molder for 38 years, died on April 5. She was 79 years old and had Alzheimer's disease, according to a local news report.

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Obituary: Plastics Hall of Famer Paul N. Colby


March 11, 2015 3:24 pm ET

Paul N. Colby, a Plastics Hall of Fame member who founded Spirex Corp. and was a leader in the design and production of screws, barrels and front-end components for plastics, died March 7. He was 86.

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Obituary: Guido Ghisolfi, PET company executive


March 4, 2015 9:47 am ET

Guido Ghisolfi — a top executive with global PET resin leader Mossi & Ghisolfi Group — has died from an apparent suicide.

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Obituary: Plastics Pioneer and equipment innovator Dewey Rainville


January 9, 2015 10:29 am ET

Dewey Rainville, a plastics machinery pioneer and innovator who held more than 15 patents, died Dec. 9 in Summit. He was 91. The cause of death was heart failure.

Obituary: Recruiter John H. Dugan


January 9, 2015 12:18 pm ET

Colleagues and acquaintances are remembering plastics industry recruiter John H. Dugan, who died at age 67 on Dec. 19 in Monterey, Calif.

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Obituary: VPI CEO R. Bruce Grover


December 30, 2014 2:35 pm ET

R. Bruce Grover, 79, of Kohler, Wis., died Nov. 23 at his home. He had a 37-year career in plastics, including a long stint as chairman, CEO and owner of Sheboygan, Wis., vinyl sheet maker VPI LLC.

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Obituary: Harold Isen, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Packaging


December 19, 2014 10:32 am ET

Harold Isen, former chairman and CEO of Paramount Packaging Corp., died on Dec. 8. He was 93.

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Obituary: Formosa Plastics co-founder Yung-Tsai Wang


December 9, 2014 9:01 am ET

Formosa Plastics Group’s co-founder, Yung-Tsai Wang died at his home in Taiwan on Nov. 27.

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Obituary: Patsy Beall, 79, industry activist


November 25, 2014 1:18 pm ET

Patsy Beall, a plastics industry activist who worked alongside her husband of 61 years, product designer Glenn Beall, passed away Nov. 22.

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Obituary: William Jordan, UK plastics leader


October 10, 2014 9:44 am ET

William Stanley Jordan, who helped lead one of the United Kingdom firms involved in the development of compression molding, and an early innovator in injection molding has died. He was 90.

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