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Stewart Filmscreen President and CEO Grant Stewart, 60, Passes Away

AUTHOR: HiddenWires
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Stewart Filmscreen has announced the passing of President and CEO Grant Stewart, age 60. Grant passed away on the morning of October 27, ...

Stewart Filmscreen has announced the passing of President and CEO Grant Stewart, age 60. Grant passed away on the morning of October 27, 2015. The cause was cancer. A third-generation leader of Stewart Filmscreen, Grant was the grandson of Stewart Filmscreen Founder Roy Stewart. Under Grant’s leadership, the company developed groundbreaking products such as the Director’s Choice line of screens, the award-winning LuminEsse “edgeless” rigid front projection system, and the value-positioned Cima line. As the company moves forward, Grant’s cousins, Tom and Don Stewart will work closely with Mary to guide the day-to-day operations of Stewart Filmscreen.  [caption id="attachment_11208" align="aligncenter" width="900"]Grant Stewart Grant Stewart[/caption] “During this difficult time, we would like to thank all our employees, reps, dealers, and supporters for their many years of devotion to the Stewart product line and to the Stewart family, in particular,” states Don Stewart. “Wednesday was a sad day in our company’s history. We have lost a great leader, an innovator in the industry, a devoted family member, and a close friend. We ask you to please keep Grant’s family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through the grieving process.”  Grant is survived by his wife Mary, who retains ownership of the company, their two children, his father Pat.  At the time of this announcement, a public memorial service is not planned. In lieu of flowers and other sentiments, contributions can be made in Grant Stewart’s name to the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX or to the U.S. Biathlon Team, in New Gloucester, ME. Specific information about donation options or other aspects of this announcement can be obtained from Katye (McGregor) Bennett of KMB Communications, Inc. by emailing katye@kmbcomm.com. www.stewartfilmscreen.com