It is with deep regret that we announce the death of John Dawson, who passed away on Sunday 26th January.
John was a joint owner of Melba Swintex.
John originally started his working life with Swintex, becoming the Production Director in the 70’s. He broke away from Swintex during the 80’s to join Melba Products (a direct competitor at that time). John quickly progressed at Melba Products to become Managing Director and subsequently joint owner.
John was instrumental in subsequently merging Melba Products with Swintex some 9 years ago.
Almost all of the developments in temporary sign equipment we now use, such as one piece traffic signs, cones and one piece temporary barriers, were as a result of John’s influence and hard work. Where John led, the rest of the industry followed.
John leaves behind a loving family including two sons and two grandchildren. He will be sorely missed at work and at home.