Industry mourns MESCO sales and marketing executive

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James Del Cioppo died Aug. 2 after a six-month battle with cancer. He was 67.

Del Cioppo was in the marine industry for more than 40 years, serving for the last 27 years as sales manager and eventually as vice president of sales and marketing with the wholesale distributor Marine Equipment & Supply Co., or MESCO.

“Jim’s unique and forceful personality, as well as his wit, intellect and charm were appreciated and admired by all who got to know him,” MESCO president Don Kirkland said in a statement. “Jim was a one-of-a-kind character and a tremendous asset to MESCO. He will be missed by so many.”