Prospec Electronics mourns its first employee

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Lewis Welch

Lewis Welsh

Lewis Welsh, the first employee of outdoor sound system manufacturer Prospec Electronics, died recently at the age of 56.

The company said Welsh, of Mount Pleasant, S.C., is remembered for his dedication in every aspect of his life. When the fledgling Prospec moved from Columbus, Ohio, to Charleston, S.C., 25 years ago, Welsh left behind his beloved Ohio State University Buckeyes to continue with the company, which entered the world of marine audio in 1986 with its Sea Worthy line of products.

At Prospec, Welsh began by running the warehouse and shipping, and overseeing quality control. He proved himself as an account manager and later became national sales representative, a position at which the company said he excelled.

"Lewis was universally loved by his colleagues and customers as a big-hearted individual, always considerate and thoughtful," said Dave Sykes, Prospec Electronics president. "He was the most loyal and honest person I know and had an excellent work ethic."

The company said Welsh is survived by his four sisters and countless friends. He was laid to rest in his home state of Ohio.