The manufacturer of single-screw extrusion systems lost one of its co-founders on Saturday, April 9, with the passing of Ed Steward at the age of 61, following a heart attack.
Steward was not only co-founder of the company but also its VP of process technology. In January 1997 he co-founded American Kuhne with his good friend and colleague, Bill Kramer, along with Peter Kuhne, president of Kuhne GmbH in St. Augustine, Germany. Prior to that he was employed at Davis-Standard for 24 years as its chief process engineer. His responsibilities included screw design and application engineering along with processing related tasks that insured extrusion systems would meet the designated performance goals....