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Friday, July 24, 2009

WD-40 Executive Slips Away

Douglas Martin writes:

John S. Barry, an executive who masterminded the spread of WD-40, the petroleum-based lubricant and protectant created for the space program, into millions of American households, died on July 3 in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. He was 84.

The cause was pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease, said Garry Ridge, president and chief executive of the WD-40 Company.

link: John Barry, Popularizer of WD-40, Dies at 84 - Obituary (Obit) -


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