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I was sorry to hear about the passing of Mike Proulx, the four-decade veteran of the Basha's chain who resigned from the company's presidency in 2009. Proulx then went to USC's Food Industry Management program, where he worked with Bob Hermanns (who passed away in early 2014).

Proulx reportedly passed away after a long illness at the way-too-young age of 66.
KC's View:
The last time I saw Mike probably was the last time I saw Bob ... I was at USC to guest-lecture, and they both were there ... and, as with so many executives who become academics late in their careers, they both seemed completely happy working with students and executives in an on-campus environment.

My condolences to Mike's family and friends.