STREETSBORO, Ohio - 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.

Mr. Wright's tenure at Dudick was the culmination of nearly 50 years in the FRP, coating and tank-lining markets, initially starting with the former Ceilcote Company. Tom Dudick commented, "With Bill's passing, our industry has lost a great pioneer largely responsible for the development of the FRP and tank-lining industry."