Glen Head, N.Y. — Stuart Levine, a well known machinery sales rep in New York, died on Aug. 20. He was 78.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Levine played key roles for injection molding brands including Boy and Arburg in the United States. He was instrumental in introducing Boy into the market, according to Ron Jemal, his partner in Arjay-Levine Group Inc.
"He's loved in the industry. So well respected," Jemal said in a telephone interview.
Levine joined the New York Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers in 1969 and remained actively involved for nearly 50 years, including stints as president, membership chairman and treasurer. In 2004, he was named an SPE Honored Service member.
Levine formed the Stuart Levine Group to sell injection presses and auxiliary equipment. He joined forces with Jemal in 1998 to form Arjay-Levine Group.
Jemal said Levine "did not just sell equipment, but focused on providing technical solutions to his customers with the highest level of integrity."
Services were held Aug. 23. He is survived by his wife Harriet.