Bell’o’s Frankel Dies
Longtime Bell’o employee Sam Frankel passed away in October, of natural causes, the company said. He was in his mid-80s.
In an e-mail to Dealerscope, longtime Bell’O CEO Ed Stravitz described Frankel, who was involved in the electronic equipment business for over 50 years, as “one of the true pioneers of the industry.” Frankel started working at Bell’o in late 1989, shortly after the company’s founding, and worked the company’s very first CES in January of 1990.
In 2005, Frankel officially retired after 16 years at Bell’o but continued to stay in contact with key personnel to see if he could be of any help. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Millie, and his sons Harvey, Mark and David.