New Directors Elected for Geauga Growth Partnership

The Geauga Growth Partnership elected two new members of its Board of Directors at its annual meeting of members on June 6th. It also re-elected five incumbent Board members.

The new Directors are:

Stephanie Ronyak, Controller of The Arms Trucking Co. of East Claridon. Ms. Ronyak is a native of Middlefield and a graduate of Cardinal High School and John Carroll University. She has been active in numerous business enterprises in Geauga County owned by Howard Bates since 1986. She is a member of the Geauga County Library Foundation, a founder and treasurer of the Berkshire Recreational Association and former treasurer of the Berkshire Boosters and the Burton Chamber of Commerce. Arms Trucking operates a fleet of trucks in the Midwest region and a marine terminal in Toledo, Ohio. It serves commercial and residential customers, including over 1200 golf courses through its Arms Turf and D.M. Boyd divisions, as well as customers operating in the Marcellus and Utica shale oil and gas areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Bill Dysert, Owner and President of Exscape Designs, Chardon. Mr. Dysert founded his company in 2005 following positions with The Pattie Group and Wheeler Landscaping. He is a board member of Leadership Geauga and is active in the Ohio Landscape Association and in Leaders Edge peer groups, as well as in PLANET (the national Professional Land Care Network). Dysert is a graduate of the Horticultural Science Program of the Auburn Career Center and the business school of Kent State University. Exscape Designs is a design/build landscape development firm that operates in Northeast Ohio.

Re-elected to the GGP Board of Directors were:

John Epprecht
Executive Vice President of Great Lakes Cheese Co, Inc., Troy

Jay Giles
Senior Vice President of Middlefield Banking Co., Middlefield

John McLoughlin
Vice President of Manufacturing and Operations, Kinetico, Inc., Newbury

Charles Miller
Chairman and CEO of Duramax Marine, LLC, Troy

Pete Miller
CEO of Sheoga Hardwood Flooring & Paneling Inc., Middlefield

John Steigerwald
Vice President of Etna Products, Inc., Bainbridge

In commenting on the Director slate, Carolyn Balogh, chair of the GGP Board Development Committee stated, “We are delighted that distinguished Geauga County business people like Stephanie and Bill are willing to volunteer to serve on the GGP Board. We depend on their leadership to continue to make a difference for County businesses, their employees and families, and the Geauga community.”

The Directors were elected at the GGP’s Annual Meeting, held on June 6, at the Fowler’s Mill Golf Course. All Directors will begin their three-year terms on July 1.

Geauga Growth Partnership, Inc. is a business-led organization dedicated to the retention, growth and attraction of jobs, investment and economic growth in Geauga County. For more information visit the website or call 440-564-1060.

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