Bob Prakken, Founder and Chairman of Blueprint Automation, Passes Away
As a pioneer and innovator in the food packaging industry, Mr. Prakken received numerous awards, including the Golden Ice Crystal Pioneering Achievement Award in 2005.
In 2001, the Dutch government recognized Bob Prakken for his many accomplishments by honoring him with the prestigious "Knight of the Dutch Lion" award.
Over the last 10 years Mr. Prakken combined his passion for engineering and innovation with his love for the ocean and yachting, designing two highly advanced composite based motor-yachts and a revolutionary 60-foot carbon fiber sail-yacht.
Not only an innovator and businessman, Bob was a husband, father, grandfather and friend. Known for his sense of humor, quick wit and zest for life Bob Prakken will be missed by all who had the privilege of meeting him.