When Gordon Lankton, who had owned Nypro Inc., died in March of this year, a lot of industry leaders mourned his death. But his work and vitality expanded far beyond plastics.
On Aug. 14, the town of Clinton, Mass. — Nypro's hometown — joined in celebrating Lankton's life at a special gathering.
Beyond his close relationship with employees, noted in a story in the Telegram & Gazette by Ken Cleveland, he also played a big part in developing the FIRST robotics program at Clinton schools.
"Gordon will never realize the number of students who chose their career because of the program," teacher Paul Morrison said.
Lankton also used his personal collection to create the Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton and also created a 100-year plan for the museum's future to ensure its stability long after his own death. The museum is offering free admission throughout August in honor of Lankton.