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A. Roger Guillemette, 81, of Narragansett, Rhode Island, died Friday, June 5th. Born in Providence, RI, he was the son of the late Joseph Arthur and Yvonne (Roy) Guillemette, both Canadian born.
He and his wife Claudette raised their four children in the village of Phenix, RI where they hosted many a sing-a-long around their piano. Among the many other things in life he thoroughly enjoyed, Roger loved playing Skip-Bo with his family and friends.
An entrepreneur, he established several businesses throughout his lifetime, creating long-term steady employment opportunities for many people. Guill Tool & Engineering Company was established in 1962 and remains in operation today, as a global leader in extrusion tooling. Until recently, Roger was very active as the CEO and always an inspiration to his employees, as his passion for engineering quality products and customer solutions never waned. He had been a fierce advocate for U.S. manufacturing on local and national levels; participating in many organizations as well as advocating for STEM education in the state of Rhode Island.
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.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Johnny Cake Center of Peace Dale, 1231 Kingstown Rd., Peace Dale, RI 02879. Visit www.nardolillo.com for online condolences.Continue reading
Guill Tool, a West Warwick, RI designer and builder of extrusion tooling, offers an assortment of literature for machine builders and extruders at its website, www.guill.com.
Individual brochures are offered, depicting the wide array of tooling possibilities…straight inline heads, rotary heads and crosshead dies…available to suit any extrusion machine built anywhere in the world, running all types of compounds.
Guill provides tooling for plastic, rubber, TPE and other material extrusions, with end products ranging from extremely thin-walled, multi-lumen medical tubing and catheter balloon tubings up to multi-layer wire & cable jacketing and 20” diameter pipe for industrial applications and agricultural drip lines. Guill also provides tooling for film, sheet and profile extrusions.
The company designs, engineers, machines, assembles, tests and delivers all tooling to its worldwide customer base in all the consuming industries for extrusions. The company also offers tooling carts and disassembly/cleaning stations for easier line integration.
According to company sources, the utilization of properly designed and engineered tooling can result in substantial material savings for extruders of all types.
NOTE: Guill will attend MD&M West in February, NPE in March and Interwire in April, 2015.
Please visit www.guill.com to request a quotation or obtain company literature.
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