CHICAGO — John Grayson, founder of RainSoft, passed away on Nov. 28 at the age of 89 after a lingering illness, according to a press release.
Grayson founded RainSoft Water Conditioning Company, now known as RainSoft, in 1953, and grew the international company through a combination of his engineering, salesmanship, motivation, innovation and entrepreneurial skills, stated the release.
The release reported that Grayson is credited with designing and patenting the industry’s first seven-cycle valve and blow-molded plastic cabinet.
He invented and supervised the development of several patented water treatment breakthroughs throughout his years with RainSoft, continued the release.
Around 37 years after starting RainSoft, in 1990 Grayson retired his controlling interest in the company to what would become Aquion Inc., noted the release.
Read the entire release here.