Dec. 3 2013 03:00 AM

Ken Hendry passed away last week of an apparent heart attack. He was 55 years of age.

Hendry was well respected in the industry. He founded Hendry & Associates, a manufacturer’s representative company in 1988, where he covered the Southeast as well as Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Prior to starting his own firm, Hendry was with NIBCO, a manufacturer of PVC fittings, for ten years. He started in customer service and moved up to eventually becoming its general manager.

He is survived by his wife Sheryl, and his two daughters, April and Alycia.