Michael Sweeney, media relations manager for Sto Corp., passed away on January 4. He was 47. He was responsible for public relations and advertising at the company, where he worked for 10 years. His skills in developing a web of relationships with vendors and the media will be missed, but his humor and good nature will be missed even more. He was dedicated to Sto’s future, and worked hard to create a better company and even more enjoyable working environment for all.
Mr. Sweeney had a long career in the building products industry. He served as communications director for the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association; associate publisher and trade show manager of PK Marketing Inc., where he was editor for Georgia Builder magazine; marketing manager for Hebel Building Systems, and editorial director for Electronic Packaging and Production magazine. He was a long-time member of the Public Relations Society of America.
Mr. Sweeney was active in the Knights of Columbus at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Conyers, Ga. He enjoyed camping with the family and teaching his daughter, Suzanna, how to play tuba. From those at Sto, that got the privelage to work with him and his friends at Walls & Ceilings, our hearts go out to his wife, Joyce, his daughters, Abigail and Suzanna, his parents, and his sister.