Obituary: Shirish Patel, former Newell Rubbermaid purchasing director

April 16, 2014 3:55 pm ET

Shirish Patel, former director of purchasing at Newell Rubbermaid Corp. and a longtime plastics industry veteran, has passed away at age 70.

Obituary: Hobie Alter, surfboard pioneer

April 1, 2014 12:42 pm ET

Hobie Alter, who launched the polyurethane core surfboard, died March 29. He was 80.


Obituary: David Bowers, founder of Woodex Bearing

March 26, 2014 12:43 pm ET

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.


Obituary: Robert Charvat, color expert

February 7, 2014 11:30 am ET

Robert Charvat, an expert in colorants for plastics, died Jan. 9 at his home in Milford, Ohio, after a long battle with heart disease. He was 83.

Obituary: John Swanson, trade magazine journalist

January 23, 2014 7:25 pm ET

VIENNA, VA. — John Swanson, editor and associate publisher of Window & Door magazine and a veteran trade magazine journalist covering the construction industry, died on Jan. 19.

Obituary: Mark Ludington

January 23, 2014 1:48 pm ET

Longtime plastics industry veteran Mark Ludington, 61, of Killingworth, Conn., died Jan. 4 at home after battling cancer.


Obituary: Mack Molding's Larry Walck

January 13, 2014 5:09 pm ET

Larry Walck, Mack Molding Inc.'s director of business development, died early Jan. 11 from injuries suffered in a toboggan accident at Stratton Mountain Resort in Stratton, Vt. He was 45.

Obituary: William Keith Swinehart, 97

January 3, 2014 1:00 pm ET

William Keith Swinehart had a good run, according to his son. The long-time plastics industry entrepreneur died last month at age 97.

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