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Trion Industries Mourns Passing Of President

Trion President John S, Thalenfeld

Trion Industries has announced the death of President John Thalenfeld, who died unexpectedly Feb 4.

Thalenfeld, 67, was the son of company founder David Thalenfeld.

“All who knew him, his corporate endeavors, and years of involvement in community charitable efforts mourn this unfathomable loss,” the company said in a statement.

“The corporation’s officers, management and employees extend our deepest sympathies to the Thalenfeld family and pledge to carry on with all of John’s undertakings in his absence. There will be no changes in the operation or management of the company. John would want us to continue serving our customers and our community to the best of our abilities.”

Born in 1956 in Queens, New York, Thalenfeld began his career with the company in 1972 as a packer, working his way up through every job function before being named president and CEO in 1986.

Thalenfeld learned first-hand experience working in the family’s five-and-dime store as a child, and later worked under his father at the newly formed Trion Industries.

After attending New York University and Wilkes College, Thalenfeld was a moving force behind relocating the factory to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and has advanced an environmental stewardship and community and employee engagement agenda unique to the company.

About Trion

Trion Industries is a manufacturer of display and scanning hooks. Product lines include systems for shelf management, cooler and freezer merchandising and storewide labeling, as well as anti-theft and security fixtures, bar merchandisers, sign systems, display and scanning hooks, POP display components and hardware.

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