It is with great sadness that API announces the sudden passing of our beloved friend and co-worker Paul Washington. Over the past 15 years, Paul's deep commitment to API and his willingness to help others succeed at their jobs was a constant source of encouragement throughout the Company. He specialized in the building and wiring of console frames, but was highly proficient in the manufacturing of virtually every API product, making him an extremely valuable member of the team. Paul was a decorated Army Veteran and when promoted to lead the Assembly Department, his management skills and military experience made API an even stronger company. Paul was a leader, a great example and a source of inspiration to all who knew him. He will be very much missed.