Ivan Drienik, 65, founder and president of R&D Tool and Engineering Co., died unexpectedly Sept. 6.
Drienik, who was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, served in the U.S. Army and later became a citizen.
He started the mold maker and custom injection molder in Lee's Summit in 1976.
He is survived by his wife, Ardith.
The National Tooling & Manufacturing Association of Fort Washington, Md., is setting up a scholarship in his name through its chapter in Kansas City, Mo.