Louise, Texas — Brian T. McGuirk, 69, who had more than 30 years of sales experience in the plastics industry, died Oct. 28 in Louise after a four-year battle with cancer.
McGuirk was most recently technical sales manager for Houston-based Neutrex Inc.'s Purgex purging compounds since 2006. The company called McGuirk "a walking encyclopedia" who was loved and respected by colleagues and customers.
From 1996-2006 he sold plastics injection molding equipment for LaBelle Industrial Sales of El Paso, Texas. His prior manufacturing experience in injection molding included five years with Toro in El Paso.
McGuirk attended the University of Texas at El Paso and received intensive sales training at the University of Wisconsin in basic hydraulics. A U.S. Army veteran, he is survived by Cheri, his wife of 46 years, as well as two daughters and six grandchildren. A celebration of life was held Nov. 2 in El Campo, Texas.