CHICAGO RIDGE, ILL. — Henry J. Landis II, vice president of manufacturing for Landis Plastics Inc. of Chicago Ridge, died Dec. 30 at age 46. The cause was a heart attack, according to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard Landis.
Henry Landis had been with his family's 45-year-old company since 1971. As a mold maker and designer, he developed new, larger molds that run faster and more efficiently to produce thinner-walled products. He also held several patents for products he developed to meet customers' requirements.
``Henry was one of the most talented men in the injection molding industry,'' Robert Schad, president of Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd., said in a news release.
``Twenty years ago he was very instrumental in the design and development of the first large series of Husky hydraulic injection molding machines. He will not only be a big loss to the Landis family and Landis Plastics, but to the whole industry.''
Landis is survived by his wife and daughter; parents, Richard and Bonita; six brothers; and one sister.