George Saunders,

George Saunders, known to some in the industry as Luca Tsoundas, died suddenly on 6 January, writes Ian Melling of IMA Food Equipment.

He leaves a widow, Jane, and two daughters.

George was a long-time colleague of mine from the days when he worked as a bakery engineer for Record, where he was employed for over 20 years.

After the demise of Record and CBS, he set up on his own as a freelance engineer, covering mainly the south-east of England and was closely involved with IMA Food Equipment, where he will be sorely missed.

George Saunders was known for his cheerful demeanour and willingness to help anyone in trouble.

All those who knew him will miss him greatly.