Title: Retired Uranium Plant Executive
Company: Goodyear Atomic Corporation and Successors
Location: Frankfort, Ohio, United States
Clarence W. Sheward, Plant Executive at Goodyear Atomic Corporation and Successors, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the business industry.
Utilizing a 46-year long career in the fields of business, engineering, education and military service, Mr. Sheward commenced his career as a commissioned second lieutenant with the United States Air Force in 1964, ascending the ranks to captain until resigning from service in 1972. At that point, he was a certified senior pilot. Involved in more than 200 combat missions in Vietnam as a forward air controller during this time, he has accrued 3,500 hours of flying time, including over 900 hours of combat flying time. As a result of his distinguished military service, he was inducted into the Ohio Military Hall of Fame in 2010 and has been decorated with an Air Medal with nine oak leaf clusters and three Distinguished Flying Crosses for bravery.
Alongside his military service, Mr. Sheward was a prolific executive in various leadership roles, first serving as a plant engineer for Jackson Corporation from 1972 to 1976 and a division safety coordinator for Goodyear Atomic Corporation, a subsidiary of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, in Piketon, OH, from 1976 to 1978. Continuing his tenure with the corporation, he served as a maintenance services supervisor from 1979 to 1983 and the superintendent of uranium operations from 1983 to 1985. He concluded his career as the president of Theta Pro2Serve Management performing the infrastructure systems management function at Piketon plant. He continues to serve as a teacher at Rio Grande Community College, a position in the 1980’s.
To prepare for his career, Mr. Sheward pursued formal education at the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in 1964. Thereafter, he received a Master of Business Administration from Capital University in 1980. A certified project manager, he additionally acted as an advisory board member for Buckeye Hills Vocational Center for two years in the late 1970s. In his spare time, he also enjoys serving as a deacon and elder at his local Presbyterian Church in Jackson, OH, and later an elder at the Presbyterian Church of Frankfort, OH. In retirement, he most enjoys spending time with his family.
Among the highlights of his career, Mr. Sheward is most renowned for crafting the proposal that won the United States Department of Energy contract for infrastructure services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, which was a $105 million contract. A member of the Association of Graduates of the Air Force Academy, the American Association of MBAs, and the Process Improvement Institute, he also remains associated with the Lions Club International and Rotary International. As a testament to his success, he has been highlighted in the 20th edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest.
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