Bob Meistrell, who co-founded the Body Glove clothing company and helped develop the first neoprene wetsuit, has died in Southern California. Body Glove International President Russ Lesser says Meistrell suffered a heart attack on his boat yesterday while returning from Catalina Island and couldn't be revived. In the 1950's Meistrell and his identical twin, Bill, developed a wetsuit with the insulating material used in the back of refrigerators. The streamlined suit fit like a glove and eventually was marketed under the name Body Glove. He was 84.
Posted Monday, June 17th 2013 @ 4pm by KFBK News