In a company statement, Seaga announced: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce our friend and colleague industry icon Gary J. Partridge, 59, passed away July 19, 2023.”
Partridge’s storied career began in 1989 at National Rejectors, GmbH, where he served as a marketing director and key account manager for 18 years. He began his career with Seaga in 2007 as international sales director, and for 12 years he traveled throughout the world introducing Seaga’s products and brand. Partridge was promoted to vice president of operations in 2019 and worked tirelessly supporting Seaga’s world-wide operations during the global pandemic, which his efforts allowed Seaga to exit the pandemic as a stronger organization. Upon Seaga’s acquisition of Automatic Merchandising Systems in 2022, Partridge was again promoted to chief operating officer of the Seaga Group. In his new role, Partridge managed Seaga’s manufacturing facilities in Freeport, Illinois, Kearneysville, West Virginia, Guadalajara, Mexico and Delhi, India.
“Gary’s 16 years of dedication to Seaga has left an indelible mark on our organization and he will be forever missed.” He is survived by the love of his life, wife Angela, sons Josh and Jacob, sisters, Sharon, Amanda and Elizabeth and his beloved mum, Barbara.