Franklin Wrap was developed by Jonathan Pace and Edward J. Wilson, Sr.
Jonathan Pace — Co-Inventor and Partner in Franklin Wrap
Jonathan Pace, co-inventor of Franklin Wrap, is employed at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick, New Jersey, as the President. Jonathan is a third-generation cemeterian.
Franklin Memorial Park is a 60-acre cemetery that has had an active pre-need Mausoleum Program dating back to the early 1970s. It is also the local crematory.
In 2011 he was awarded by the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association their Certified Cemetery Executive, Certified Cremation Executive and Certified Supplier Executive designations.
Jonathan serves on the Board of Directors for the New Jersey Cemetery Association and is the past President. He is a graduate from the University of Vermont and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Jonathan, a very "hands-on" individual, understands the concerns of running a cemetery from the point of view of both an owner and operator.
An avid runner, Jonathan has run five Marathons. He is also an Associate Member of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Department #1. He is very proud to have received the 2012 Presidents Award for Outstanding Service.
Edward J. Wilson Sr. — Co-Inventor of Franklin Wrap
Edward Wilson, co-inventor of Franklin Wrap, is employed at Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick, New Jersey, as the Director of Family Services. He has been working in the cemetery industry for over seven years. Edward is always looking for new ways to simplify the everyday flow of cemetery operations.
Prior to Edward's employment at Franklin Memorial Park, Edward owned and operated Print Tables and Equipment Corporation. Print Tables, now a fourth-generation family run business, was established in 1933. In his capacity as a Technical Engineer, Edward created and patented four essential items for the screen printing industry - all of which are actively being used worldwide in the printing industry.
Edward's credits are many:
- Honorable Mention in many books in the Textile Manufacturing Industry.
- Keynote Speaker at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.
- Instruction and Advisor for Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia.
- Member of the Knights of Columbus, New Jersey.
- Outstanding Adult Award, Woodbridge, NJ.
- Veteran of the United States Air Force, Strategic Air Command.