Grand Rapids, Michigan - ESCO Group has announced the death of its ceo and principal shareholder Richard (Rick) Hungerford Sr. He passed away suddenly and unexpectedly after a short but courageous fight with leukemia on 11 Dec 2010.
For the past 10 years, Hungerford has held the position of ceo of ESCO Group, the holding company of Edge-Sweets.
ESCO's management team going forward will be led by Rick Hungerford Jr, who replaces his father as ceo of the ESCO Group. Kevin Ryan will continue as president of the ESCO Sales Co., the sales and engineering arm of ESCO.
Under Hungerford's guidance, the company said, "ESCO has grown and developed into a global supplier of urethane solutions, and we will continue this growth through a combination of customer focus and innovative products. "