Title: Human Resources Supervisor, Retired
Company: American Electric Power, Cardinal Plant
Location: Yorkville, Ohio, United States
Ronald M. Emerson, Retired Human Resources Supervisor at the American Electric Power, Cardinal Plant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in safety and workplace management.
When Mr. Emerson was growing up, jobs were difficult to come by. Fortunately for him, his mother was good friends with people who worked at the power plant and knew that working there would be a good fit for him. With his connections opened, he began working as a laborer at the Tidd Plant in Ohio in 1948. Mr. Emerson showed up to work every day prepared to work hard, and his commitment to his job was recognized upon being promoted to safety coordinator in 1975 with the Ohio Power Company. After utilizing his skills and expertise in this venture, he took on the role of Human Resources Supervisor, for American Electric Power at the Cardinal Plant from 1983, until his retirement in 1993.
Since 1963, Mr. Emerson has been involved as a councilmember in his local Yorkville community. He served as a member of his local fire department and founded the Knights of Columbus in his area. Mr. Emerson founded the Holy Name Society of St. Lucy’s Church and volunteered at many 5K races. He was involved with food distribution for those less fortunate and served on the village council, police committee, and fire department committee. With any enterprise he took on, he feels his success was due to putting in the hard work needed. Even in the later years of his career, he would always go to work a half-hour ahead of time to start his day.
Outside of his career, Mr. Emerson is known for winning about 30 golf tournaments and holding records at two different courses. It was in his honor that the road, Emerson Drive, was named after him. Mr. Emerson’s contributions were also recognized by a local congressman who honored him at the United States House of Representatives. As a testament to the dedication he has to his community, he was named town historian. He was an instrumental member of the village council, where he assisted in bringing a new steel mill and many jobs to the community as well as establishing a monument to war veterans. Throughout all of his endeavors, Mr. Emerson has been motivated by the motto, “Try to do your best, try to help people. Keep safe and keep at it.”
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