After a year-long battle with cancer, Bekaert Textiles' Michael John Platt passed away on 2nd May.

The 48-year-old had spent 25 years in the bedding industry, working during his career with Value Ticking, Tietex, Burlington and, for the last eight years, Bekaert in the US.

Michael travelled to China, Europe, the Caribbean and all around the US in the course of his life. He worked over most of the territories in the US, earning a solid reputation in the ticking industry.

Michael is survived by his family. His funeral will take place on 17th May in Missouri.