After death, Wright business carries on

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DAYTON—David Lightle’s partners in Wright Brothers USA LLC mourned his passing last summer but then quickly agreed: The best way to honor Lightle’s legacy is to move the business forward.

To do that, those partners — President Ken Botts and Doug Knopp, the company’s chief designer and creative director — are taking familiar paths — and blazing some new ones.

Lightle is credited with “a lot of the vision” that drove the business, Botts said. But then, the three of them worked hand-in-hand to hone that vision, he added.

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