Bill Rogers, Founder of Bonitz, Dies
Columbia, SC, September 20, 2018-Bill Rogers, founder of Bonitz, has died at the age of 93.
Rogers graduated as class valedictorian in Ocilla, Georgia in 1942. He enrolled at Georgia Tech where he played on the varsity basketball team, graduating in 1946 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and later earning a master of science in engineering from the school. He served in both World War II and the Korean Conflict.
In 1954, Rogers and Tom Meredith co-founded Bonitz Insulation Company of South Carolina, which eventually became Bonitz, Inc., and later founded RBM Metals Company, which would become Consolidated Systems, Inc.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., September 23 at Trenholm Road United Methodist Church (3401 Trenholm Road, Columbia, SC).