Former President of Snorkel, Frank Scarborough, Dies Suddenly

Scarborough left the business in the mid 1990s, joining UpRight and moving to Selma, Calif., where he was vice president of North American sales, marketing and customer service, later adding Asia to his responsibilities. With the demise of UpRight’s US business in 2000, he left the company, and after a period out of work, rejoined Snorkel in St. Joseph as president. The company's assets had been acquired by a group of local investors following its closure by owners Omniquip.

He played a major role in taking the closed Snorkel business back into the mainstream powered-access market and built up a solid and profitable business. The success of his efforts was demonstrated by Snorkel's sale in 2007 to Tanfield for $125 million. He remained with the business, but eventually decided that the new ownership structure was not for him, leaving in mid-2008, just a year after the sale.

Since then he has worked with American Crane and Tractor Parts in Kansas City, but was planning at least a partial retirement.

Frank leaves behind his wife, Bonnie, and daughters, Leslie and Marielle, and his first grandchild, Sofia. He will be missed by many people the world over.