Chicago, IL – December 5, 2014 – John Grayson, the man who founded RainSoft and grew the international company through a combination of his engineering, innovation, motivation, salesmanship and entrepreneurial skills, died after a lingering illness on November 28. He was 89.
Grayson founded the RainSoft Water Conditioning Company, now known simply as RainSoft, in 1953. He is credited with designing and patenting the industry’s first 7-cycle valve and the first blow-molded plastic cabinet. Through his years with RainSoft, Grayson invented and supervised the development of numerous patented water treatment breakthroughs.
In 1990, some 37 years after he began the company, Grayson retired his controlling interest in RainSoft to what would become Aquion, Inc. Mr. Grayson is survived by his wife Bette.
Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, RainSoft, a division of Aquion, Inc., is an international company with over 150 authorized and independently owned dealerships in the U.S. and 20 other countries. The company is dedicated to producing the world’s finest water treatment systems, all of them manufactured in the U.S.A. and backed with the industry’s strongest lifetime warrantees. For more information on becoming a RainSoft dealer, inquire via e-mail (email@example.com), toll-free phone: 1-800-RAINSOFT or by visiting www.rainsoftdealer.com.