Stewart Filmscreen President Grant Stewart, 60, Passes Away

 

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Stewart Filmscreen President Grant Stewart, 60, Passes Away

Third-generation leader of Stewart Filmscreen, Grant Stewart was the grandson of Stewart Filmscreen Founder Roy Stewart

TORRANCE, CA — (October 29, 2015) — Stewart Filmscreen® Academy Award® winning manufacturer of high-performance projector screens, projector screen material, and specialty optical coatings—announces with great sadness the death of President and CEO Grant Stewart, age 60. Grant passed away on the morning of October 27, 2015, after a battle with cancer. His wife Mary, who retains ownership of the company, their two children, his father Pat and the entire Stewart family, survive Grant. “Grant will be sorely missed by many in both his personal life and the AV industry,” says Don Stewart, Stewart Filmscreen Chief Technology Officer and Grant’s cousin.

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. Stewart Filmscreen recently launched a new website designed to make it even easier for commercial and residential integrators to specify the right screen for any job.

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 and ensure the company continues to provide the highest quality projection screen solutions to the residential and commercial audiovisual markets.

“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. “Tuesday 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.”

He added that the company as a whole will honor Grant’s memory and wishes by continuing to build upon the rich legacy started by Roy and carried on by Grant, and by maintaining Stewart Filmscreen’s position as an industry leader in projection screen technology.

At the time of this release, 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 or phoning (425) 328-8640.
About Stewart Filmscreen

Headquartered in Torrance, Calif., with additional manufacturing and satellite sales facilities in Ohio and Singapore, Stewart Filmscreen Corp. has been the consistent choice of discerning clientele around the world for more than 65 years. An Academy Award-winning manufacturer of projector screens, screen materials, and specialty optical coatings, aesthetic-conscious architects, consultants, systems designers, and property owners rely on Stewart Filmscreen for the perfect combination of superior image integrity, flexible design, and dedicated support, and we consistently deliver. With unparalleled ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing capabilities, Stewart can custom engineer a projection screen solution to meet nearly every need. Proprietary material science and innovative manufacturing methods allow Stewart to produce some of the most optically immaculate screens in the world, ultimately delivering an immersive experience that’s unrivaled in the marketplace. Simply put, if a screen can be imagined, Stewart Filmscreen can deliver it. www.stewartfilmscreen.com | @StewartFilm

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Stewart Filmscreen Media Contact

Katye (McGregor) Bennett | KMB Communications, Inc. | (425) 328-8640 | katye@kmbcomm.com | www.kmbcomm.com | @KMB_Comm

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