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Jomar’s Bill Petrino passes away at 65

Bill Petrino, president of blowmolding machinery supplier Jomar Corp., passed away on April 20 while awaiting a bone marrow donor match. Petrino took over as president of Jomar in 1983 and over the next 30 years, helped grow the manufacturer of injection blowmolding machinery (IBM) into a global supplier, adding an office in the U.K. and sales representatives in more than 40 countries to support the more than 1000 Jomar machines installed around the world.

PlasticsToday Staff

April 25, 2013

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Jomar’s Bill Petrino passes away at 65

Jomar was founded in 1968 by Joseph and Mary Johnson, starting in a two-car garage in Brigantine, NJ. Today its headquarters are in a 45,000-sq-ft site in Egg Harbor Township, NJ. Starting with presses in the 25-30 ton range, Jomar now has machines up to 175 tons.

A 1966 graduate of Mainland Regional High School, Petrino, 65 years old, is survived by his wife of 47 years, Denise; his son James and wife Laura and their children Dustin, Michael and Nicholas; his daughter Dawnmarie, her husband Ron Gabriele and their son Luca; his son Anthony and his wife Bridgette and their daughters Alexandra, Genevieve, and Lillianna. Gabriele joined Jomar in December 2012 as its global marketing and sales manager.

A funeral mass for Petrino will be held at 5:30 pm on May 1st at St. Gianna Beretta Molla Catholic Church in Northfield, NJ. Petrino's family is asking for support for the Bone Marrow Registry.

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