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Body Glove Co-Founder Dies

Body Glove Co-Founder Dies
Posted June 17th, 2013 @ 4:59pm by KFBK News

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.

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