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Guill Tool founder Roger Guillemette passes away


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June 29, 2015 by Canadian Plastics

A. Roger Guillemette.

A. Roger Guillemette.

A. Roger Guillemette, the founder of extrusion tooling supplier Guill Tool & Engineering Company, has died at the age of 81.

Born in Providence, R.I., Guill’s parents were Canadian.

Guill founded Guill Tool in 1962, and held the position of CEO until recently. The West Warwick, R.I.-based company is a global leader in extrusion tooling.

“Roger was a fierce advocate for U.S. manufacturing on local and national levels,” Guill Tool said in a statement. “Professionally, Roger was SE MA Chapter past president of NTMA-RI and a longtime member of the Wire Association and Society of Plastic Engineers. Guill Tool, as a result of Roger’s leadership and drive, remains active in the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, National Association of Manufacturers, National Institute of Manufacturing Skills, the Rhode Island STEM Center and other local endeavors for the betterment of the industry and community.”