In Memoriam: SEPCO President Garry Dodson

Garry DodsonThe SEPCO team mourns the loss of Garry “Boss” Dodson who passed away on November 24, 2021. Garry left behind his amazing wife, Pamela Roberson Dodson, and his loving family. Memorial services were held on November 28, 2021.

Garry was devoted to SEPCO for 57 years and was the inventor of the Seat-It packing installation tool, which revolutionized industrial packing installation. Beginning at the company at the age of 21, he rose to the position of president. For health reasons, Garry retired from this role with SEPCO shortly before his death.

Colleague Remembrances

According to Chuck Tanner, SEPCO director of market development, Garry Dodson was his mentor. “He was truly a pioneer in the industry. He taught me the things that weren’t in the book.”

“The SEPCO team really misses Garry’s camaraderie,” SEPCO CEO Chris Wilder said. “I worked closely with him for almost 35 years and always counted on him as a sage and calm source of wisdom. I’ll miss seeing him. Our relationship was significant in my life.”

Garry had a kind and humble heart. Everyone was better for having known him, and he will be missed by us all.

Through the Years

Garry Dodson with management team
Early holiday image of the management team
Garry holiday
Garry, Chris Wilder, and Mike Evers during the 2019 Christmas lunch
Garry and Mike during Christmas lunch
Garry and Mike Evers delivering gifts in 2019
Garry Dodson receives service award
Chris Wilder and Mike Evers present Garry with his Service Award for 55 years with SEPCO.
Garry Dodson with the management team
The SEPCO management team during one of our team meals
Garry Dodson service award presentation
Garry, Chris Wilder, and Mike Evers present a Service Award.
Garry Dodson with Susan Wilder White
Garry Dodson and Susan Wilder White
Garry Dodson presents a service award
Garry, Chris Wilder, and Mike Evers present a Service Award.
About the Author
Lori Ditoro joined SEPCO in November 2018 as content marketing manager. Before that, she was content marketing strategist for Fluke Accelix; editorial director of the Process Flow Network, publishers of Water Technology, Processing, and Flow Control; editor of Pumps & Systems; and editor of Upstream Pumping. In her roles, Ditoro has learned about the process and manufacturing industries and the equipment and technology that keep plants and other facilities operating. She also developed a passion for telling the operators' and technicians' stories. She may be reached at