Sterling Cramer, 93
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. - Sterling Cramer, who co-founded injection molder Plastene Corp. and machinery remanufacturer Epco, died March 15 in Jacksonville of natural causes.
He co-founded Plastene in Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1950. He sold his interest in 1959 and then joined with Ronald Schroeder to start Epco. In 1974, Cramer retired as president when Epco moved from Chicago to Fremont, Ohio. Schroeder became president until he retired in 1996.
Cramer, 93, had been an active member of the Plastics Pioneers Association since 1966. He served on PPA's board of governors from 1971-75, followed by stints as president and vice president.
He formed the group's Southeastern Division in Florida in 1972 and was named Man of the Year in 1991.
Hancor's Macek, 56
FINDLAY, OHIO - Former Hancor Inc. executive Emil Macek Jr. died April 10 in Findlay of a heart attack.
Macek, 56, worked at the Findlay extruder of corrugated high density polyethylene pipe from 1981 until February 2003. He most recently was vice president of logistics and supply-chain management. After he left Hancor, he became a pipe industry consultant.
``Hancor is very appreciative of Emil's contributions over his many years of service, and we wish to extend our deepest sympathies to his family,'' the firm said.
Macek is survived by his wife, Mary, and two daughters.