Dudick says goodbye to an exceptional employee, a pioneer in the industry and a dear friend to so many

August 21, 2006

Bill is survived by his wife, Agnes; daughter, Lisa Fletcher; sons, William A. Wright, James E. Wright, and Edward J. Wright.

William “Bill” Wright, 72, former Research Director for Dudick, Inc. and a Polymer Chemist, passed away August 21, 2006 in Painesville, Ohio after a courageous battle with cancer.

Bill’s tenure as Research Director for Dudick was the culmination of nearly 50 years in the FRP, Coating and Tank Lining markets. Well known among Material Engineers, Bill was always a resource “to go to” for guidance and common sense solutions. In response to Bill’s passing, Tom Dudick commented “that with Bill’s passing our industry has lost a great pioneer largely responsible for the development of the FRP and Tank Lining industry.” Bill demonstrated that unique quality of technical expertise along with the “art of formulation and recommendation”.

Perhaps more importantly, Bill Wright was respected and well liked by all of his peers. Bill’s unique ability to make friends was the core of his effectiveness.

Unknown by many, Bill served in the Army after WWII as a member of the Color Guard. Further, a lifelong participant and fan of baseball, Bill managed and played for teams such as Red Raiders — US Army Japan, helped found Diamond Shamrock’s Corporate Team as well as various Little League Baseball and High School Teams.