Glenn Braswell, the former head of the Flexible Packaging Association, was killed in a motorcycle accident near his suburban Washington home on June 25.
Braswell, who stepped down as president of the association in 1999, was killed when the motorcycle he was driving struck a car that had veered across the centerline of a road in Bethesda, according to police.
A passenger on the motorcycle, Randi Lynn Cohen, 58, of Potomac, Md., was injured. Cohen was in fair condition July 16 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda.
The accident happened about 5:15 p.m., when a Ford Escape driven by Katherine Gorman, 17, of Chevy Chase, Md., crossed the center line of Seven Locks Road, near Charleston Drive. Braswell drove onto the shoulder in an attempt to avoid the collision, said Montgomery County, Md., police spokeswoman Joyce Utter.
Utter said police are continuing to investigate the incident and have not filed charges. Gorman was not injured.
Braswell, 58, of Potomac, Md., led FPA from 1986-99. Association officials had praised him for steering the flexible packaging industry through the recycling pressures of the late 1980s and early 1990s and winning more public recognition of the benefits of source reduction.
His tenure was marred by a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by a former FPA employee against Braswell. The case has dragged on for a decade, and parties currently are waiting for a ruling from the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
FPA was based in Washington, but moved to Linthicum, Md.