Two weeks after graduation from
high school I went to work for Wagner Manufacturing Company, an old company established in
1865. I began in inside sales, a year later, I
received an outside sales territory covering the east side of
In June of 1964, I married Elaine Edgerton (class of 1964). We met when Elaine was 13 and I was 16. Elaine was, and continues to be, the love of my life and my best friend.
We lived in beautiful
As 1966 brought the build-up of
the war in
Upon completing 1 year of schooling in industrial engineering I headed the depts of time study and production control. As time went on I became the estimator, general manager, and after 20 years, purchased this company along with the Ohio Awning Company (custom awning manufacturing).
I sold both businesses in 1990,
the reason, I was diagnosed with cancer. What
a moment of truth and soul searching. I
decided that very day to sell the businesses and follow my dream of living in
Elaine and I have traveled to
every one of our 50 states, plus
High school in Brecksville could not have been better, good memories. Life is great!