"Jack E. Gieck turned his passion into his full-time job as a filmmaker, author and Ohio canal historian. ... He took early retirement in 1982 from the Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. where he had been director of new product development for non-tire products to become a full-time writer and producer of industrial, educational and historical films. ... Mr. Gieck set up his own company, Cinemark Inc., and won numerous awards for his work. He did a number of films for Firestone and did a history of Alcoholics Anonymous, which started in Akron."
A number of Gieck's later professional films are available through the University of Akron libraries.
"Akron filmmaker, author, canal historian Jack Gieck dead at 92." Akron Beacon Journal, June 8, 2015, via Ohio.com.