Dorner Mfg. Corp. President and CEO Richard Ryan, age 59, died in a motorcycle accident September 8, while traveling in the western U.S., according to reports.

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Ryan began his career with Dorner in October 2005, when he was hired as its chief operations officer. He held that position until June 2012, when he was appointed president and CEO following the company’s acquisition by Pittsburgh-based Incline Equity Partners. He is survived by his wife Denise and his two sons, Timothy and Colin.