With heavy hearts and great sadness, the BAG Corp family announces the passing of, Cedric “Ced” Derby, one of BAG Corp.’s founders, who died peacefully on March 16th. The full obituary can be read here.
“Over the years many of us have accumulated our own special memories of Ced”, said Jodi Simons BAG Corp Chairwoman. “My first memory of Ced was 1972. I was in 2nd grade when Bob Williamson, my dad and founder of BAG Corp., brought Ced into the company as a Partner to develop and manufacture a ‘disposable’ Super Sack® container.”
Working with Bob Williamson, Ced started working in his garage, where he experimented and fabricated prototypes of what was to become some of the first FIBC patents and designs the world uses today.
Super Sack Manufacturing Corporation was chartered in September 1974, with Ced setting up a pilot plant in Dallas, Texas. Over the next two years, production needs started to boom and Ced led the expansion of manufacturing in North America. By 1999 BAG Corp. had 7 award-winning manufacturing facilities throughout the USA and Mexico.
Ced Derby served as the President of BAG Corp., a member of the BAG Corp. Board of Directors, and was also the founding member of the FIBC Association and President of the FIBC Association for many years.
Visitation will be at Coker-Mathew’s funeral home on April 1 from 6-8 p.m. in Greenville, Texas. A memorial service is planned for April 16 at 3 p.m. at United Presbyterian Church on Stonewall Street in Greenville, Texas.