A well known remanufacturing industry figure, Edwin (Ed) Howard Swartz, passed away this morning, November 4, 2013, at the age of 77. Swartz, founder of Static Control Components in Lee County, North Carolina, has widely been considered the grandfather of remanufacturing.
Twenty five years ago he started Static Control, which is now the largest component producer of remanufactured parts for toner and inkjet cartridges in the world. Ed is a true industry leader and innovator. He will be missed by many people and companies in the industry, including ours.
"Ed was one of the many supporters of our company from the beginning," said Executive Vice President, Brad Roderick. "We have held him in high regards over the years."
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his daughter, Karen, sons Michael (Audra) and William (Mary), and nine grandchildren. More information about his life or to leave an online condolence can be found at www.rogerspickard.com.