Harold G. Wells

Harold D. Wells of St. Louis, Missouri, founded the Black Body Corporation in 1967. Wells created and patented the basic electric infrared emitter and heater that is still in a variety of applications today. The Black Body® trade name, which is still used today, was chosen because in physics the term “black...

Wade Swormstedt

Wade Swormstedt was born to David Reid Swormstedt, Jr, and Winifred Bronson Swormstedt. He attended Boston University for two years (1978-1980) where he graduated with a BS in Journalism. Wade played #8 for BU rugby club that was 17-1-1 in his senior year, with triumphs in the 1980 Mardi Gras and Beanpot...

Tod Swormstedt

Tod Swormstedt is the son of David R. Swormstedt, Jr. He spent 26 years on the staff of Signs of the Times magazine, which was founded in 1906. He became the fourth-generation editor of the “bible of the sign industry,” following in his family’s footsteps. Tod parlayed all of his knowledge...

Charles M. Jessup

Charles M. Jessup, founded Charles M. Jessup, Inc in 1948. They were one of the oldest established suppliers to the commerical screenprinting technologies in the USA. Sea Jay Mfg. a division of Charles M. Jessup, Inc. was originally incorporated in 1969 as an equipment manufacturer. Sea Jay has discontinued...

Rick Boyd

Rick Boyd – Rick entered the screenprinting technologies in 1972 at All State Nameplate cutting printed metal nameplates. A year later he became the first employee of Advance Process. The second employee was Don Hazard. He later went to work for Texas Screen and Sign in Dallas, and is now with Reece...

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