Bonney Forge Corp. Executive Vice President J. Rick Leone died recently in Atlanta.

Bonney Forge Corp.Executive Vice PresidentJ. Rick Leonedied recently in Atlanta. Leone was a 27-year veteran of Bonney Forge where he held several senior positions in a number of functional areas within the organization.

“Rick served Bonney Forge with distinction in positions of increasing responsibility spanning nearly three decades,” company representatives said in a statement. “He was a substantial contributor to the growth in the company from its humble beginnings to the world-class operation it is today. For many years at Bonney Forge we have spoken of the Bonney Family Spirit. Rick truly exemplified that in every aspect of his life. He was a special member of the Bonney Forge family who served as an industry leader, a mentor and a role model for many within the company. His legacy will live on in those he has prepared for the future. We mourn his passing and will miss his dedication, his expertise and the bond of friendship he had with each of our employees.”