Hans Karnstedt, operations vice president at Lakeland Plastics Inc. in Mundelein, died of a heart attack Nov. 5.
Karnstedt, a 35-year plastics industry veteran, worked his way up the ranks at Porth Plastics, now Pexco, until joining Lakeland in 1996.
“His experience and knowledge helped Lakeland Plastics expand its capabilities and enter into new industries, and he will be missed by all those whose lives he touched,” the firm said in a news release.
Karnstedt, 54, was a 1980 graduate of Illinois State University. He is survived by his wife, Julia, and sons, Paul and Matt.