STOW, Ohio—Paul Glasgow, a long-time rubber industry veteran who was active in the ACS Rubber Division and a number of rubber groups, died June 28 after a short illness. He was 51.
After graduating from the University of Akron, he began his career at B.F. Goodrich Co., spending 17 years there in various roles, including technical service, marketing and sales. He then was sales manager at Stemaco USA for 11 years and most recently was the U.S. marketing and technical manager for Rogitex International Inc.
He had been a member of the Rubber Division since 2007 and currently had been serving as assistant treasurer, on the board of directors and as an executive committee member. He also served in numerous positions with several rubber groups, including the New England, Fort Wayne, Blue Ridge, Southern and Ohio rubber groups.
“Paul brought great energy and knowledge to our industry and will truly be missed by those who were fortunate enough to call him a colleague and a friend,” said Terry DeLapa, sales manager for Alpha Technologies Inc. and current chair of the Rubber Division.
Rogitex officials said they were “shocked and devastated” at the news of Glasgow's death. “Paul was a wonderful man and an indispensable member of this organization,” the firm said in a statement. “He was a man who did not have customers; he had friends.”
The company characterized Glasgow as detail-oriented and dedicated to his work. “He cared about his surroundings, always making sure that everybody was happy and comfortable before he was,” the company said. “His knowledge of the industry, his market approach and the relationships Paul forged along the years in the industry said a lot about him.”
Glasgow is survived by his wife Lori; children, Seth, Lainie and Jeremy; mother, Joyce; brothers and sisters, Iris (Ray) Para, Zeke (Candy), Ken (Pat), Kathy (Greg Raies) Priebe, and Beth; and numerous in-laws and extended family.
Memorials can be made to St. Eugene Parish in Glasgow's memory, 1821 Munroe Falls Ave., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221