Retired vice president of Catalytic Generators, Jack Holland Cain, Sr. passes Oct. 17

October 29 , 2019


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.