The Washington Times-Herald

November 13, 2012

Radius Indiana CEO dies

Washington Times Herald

AVON — R.J. Reynolds, CEO of area economic development group Radius Indiana, died unexpectedly Friday. He was 59.

Reynolds, of Coatesville, was named President and CEO for the economic development group in 2010. Daviess County is a member of Radius Indiana.

“We regarded him as both colleague and friend, and his high-energy commitment to the people of south central Indiana will be missed by all,” Radius board chairman Ken Sendelweck said in a statement.

Radius Indiana is an eight county group consisting of Greene, Daviess, Martin, Lawrence, Dubois, Orange, Crawford and Washington counties. It partners with the WestGate @ Crane Tech Park and other opportunities to bring business and industry to the area.

Before taking the position at Radius, Reynolds was an executive with Toyota for 25 years before retiring. He also worked for Cummins Engine. He served on numerous boards including the Evansville Chamber of Commerce, a trustee of Vincennes University and a executive committee member of the I-69 Innovation Corridor.

A 1971 Bedford High School graduate, he earned degrees from Indiana University and the Wharton School of Business. He was an Air Force veteran, serving in Vietnam. He leaves behind a wife and two sons.

Funeral services are set for today in Avon.