Bill McConnell, an expert on thermoforming and a longtime proponent of the Society of Plastics Engineers' successful Thermoforming Division, died June 5 in Fort Worth. He was 88.
McConnell died from Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection and organ failure, according to an e-mail from his family. He had been admitted to a hospital June 2.
While his passing was quick and unexpected, he passed peacefully, surrounded by family, the e-mail said.
Years ago, McConnell was working as a sales manager for Texstar Inc., a thermoformer in Grand Prairie, Texas, and decided to start McConnell Co. Inc., a Fort Worth firm that helps thermoformers with problem solving, plant analysis, parts trouble-shooting and design, and legal research.
McConnell was active in SPE, and he was named Thermoformer of the Year by the organization in 1982.
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