Retired Vice President of Catalytic Generators, Jack Holland Cain, Sr. Passes

NORFOLK, VIRGINIA, USA – Jack Holland Cain, Sr., long-time employee of Catalytic Generators of Norfolk, VA, passed peacefully on Thursday, October 17, 2019. He was 85.

Working in agriculture most of his career, Cain spent many years showing the fresh produce industry ethylene application systems and helping them to provide ready to eat fruit. He helped to introduce new products, was dedicated to the industry and forged many relationships with ripeners across North America. In 2015, Cain retired as Vice President after 38 years.

“Jack was more than just a work associate or vendor, he truly was a dear friend,” said Greg Akins, CEO & President of Catalytic Generators. “With his positive attitude, friendly demeanor and sense of humor, Jack made many friends in the produce industry. He will be missed.”

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jeanette and his children, Jack, Sherry and Debbie, plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at View Cain’s tribute wall and obituary here.

About Catalytic Generators, LLC

The process of producing ethylene in ripening rooms was invented and patented by Catalytic Generators in 1973. The system consists of a catalytic-type generator that converts a liquid concentrate, called Ethy-Gen® II, into safe levels of ethylene, which is a natural plant hormone produced by many fruits, including bananas, tomatoes, avocados, mangos, and pears. With a strategic distribution network, Catalytic Generators offers its customers timely service and delivery across the globe.