Amherst News-Times, 1997-05-28
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Petersen packs his bags — Page 5 Students lauded with awards — Pa Amherst News-Time i < Wednesday. May 28, 1997 ~ ►- o o O >_> I x — Ofj I—l H — U1 O o 3 X CP < X r-t c m h f» r- r_-> _ H 3> O < o m _> '.-■ o n Amherst, Ohio Honoring those who serve The weather cooperated and so did the patriotism for the Memorial Day parade in Amherst. Members of the American Legion and the VFW led the parade, followed by politicians, marching bands, scouts and throngs of enthusiastic citizens, who lined the parade route. The parade began with a memorial service at Cleveland Avenue Cemetery, including Taps and a gun salute, and ended in front of Town Hall with state representative Bill Taylor giving the final salute to those who made the supreme sacrifice. Assistant principal trades for associate's slot by GLEN MILLER News-Times reporter Dick Roth is used to change in education. He's gone from being a teacher to administrator and moved from the Elyria lo Keystone schools before coming to Amhersl seven years ago. Now he is changing again. Beginning Aug. 1, he will become ihc associate principal al Marion L. Steele High School rather ihan assistant principal. For a lot of people, the change appears to be a difference in title. It'l not. Rolh, 55, also is giving up his post as alhlclic director and will have more of a hand in running ihe day-to-day operations of the high schtx>l. As the assistant principal, he is mainly responsible for making sure alhlclic programs run smoothly, some student discipline and the evaluation of about 20 of the school's ffi icachcrs. Next year, he'll still do teacher evaluations bul have greater student disciplinary responsibilities. He also will work closely wilh student council and the MLS National Honor Society. The alhlclic director's job will be taken over by Jeffrey Ricscn, foot- Dlck Roth hall coach. alter longtime associate principal Principal Bob Boynton offered Lois Van Guntcn announced her the post lo Roth several weeks ago retirement "I'm pleased he (Boynton) thought enough of my abilities lo ask me to make ihc change," Roth said. "I've worked in a lot of schools, bul this is a great school. I'm please to serve in anyway I can." Still, he didn'i make the decision overnight. The more he thought about il, the more attractive ihe job looked to him. Besides, as he looked back at tus 28 years in education, he recalls having changed jobs every five or six years. "It's always done me good. I just wanted to be more involved with the day-to-day operations of the school" Roth said. "Besides, being athletic director is a lot bigger job than most people think." Aboul 475 athletic events — loot ball, basketball and baseball games, wrestling, track meets, tennis and more — are jammed into a 180-day schedule each year. "It just doesn't happen. It lakes planning," Roth said. "Al die same lime, il kind of separates you from ihe rest of die school operations and other things dial are going on. You get very immersed in it." Hum's not lo say he won't miss his current job. Aboul $2 million in improvements have been made to high school athletic facilities under his guidance, although he refuses to lake all the credit. Add to that the winning of ihc 1995-96 Southwestern Conference All-Sports Championship "Ihey just happened under my watch because there arc good athletes and coaches here," Rolh said. Looking back over his career. Roth said never SOW himself as an administrator when he began teaching nearly 30 years ago. As years rolled by, his goals and priorities changed, although he has never warned to separate himself from students. "They are why I stay in education. I'm fortunate to have advanced my career, but they aa- what il is all about," he added. Roth has already started meeting with Van Guillen and asking her questions about her job. He's not unfamiliar wilh it. having held a similar post at Keystone High School years ago. Bul like him, times have changed. Educational la'iuls have improved along with technology. lie plans to spend his summer catching up on the changes before moving into his new office Aug. I. Eric Nord to relinquish Nordson chairmanship Eric T. Nord, co-lounder of Nordson Corporation and chairman of the board, will be retiring in October und will be replaced by William Madar, Nordson's chief executive officer. Madar, 57, is retiring from die chief executive officer's position after 12 successful years; during his tenure, the company has seen il sales increase four times and profits go up seven limes — while doubling the number of employees. Madar's achievements also include being named International Executive of the Year in 1990 by the Cleveland World Trade Organization, and the Purdue University Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award in 1992. Edward P. Campbell, president and chief operating officer, will be taking over Madar's position in October, having been groomed for ihc job lor ihe past iwo years. He joined Nordson in 1988 as vice president and was promoted in 1994. 'The election of Ed Campbell lo chief executive officer represents ihc final phase of a succession strategy put inio place several years ago to ensure (he smooth transition of Nordson's leadership into die future, " Madar said. He cilcs Campbell's "vision, energy and experience" as some of the qualifications to help Nordson reach 'its outstanding growth potential. In addition lo his duties al Nordson, Campbell, 47, is also a board member of ihe Nordson Corporation Foundation, president of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Leadership in Amherst, and chairman of the Investment Committee of the Cleveland Area United Way. Campbell said he feels ihe fundamental direction of the company is sound and that his primary function will be 10 "continue lo siccr ihc ship." He added lhat he has enjoyed working with Madar and "looks for ward lo building on the record of growth lhat he has established." Nord, 79, founded ihc corporation along with his brother Evan in 1954. The company designs and manufactures equipment used lo apply adhc- sives, scalers and coalings lo a variety of manufactured goods. Although Evan Nord has since re located to South Carolina, he still is a board member and is active in the Nord Family Foundation. Nordson's corporale headquarters is in Wcsilakc and the company cm- ploys more than 3,800 people in 31 countries around Ihc world, wilh 1,123 employees located al the Amhersl and Elyria sites. The Amherst sue was the original headquarters The Nord family has a long history of manufacturing success and philanthropic endeavors throughout the area. Walter G. Nord was president of U.S. Automatic when his sons organized Nordson as a subsidiary ol Ihc corporation, and along wilh his wife, Virginia, instilled. his sons with a sense of community — believing lhal companies, as citizens of the community, have a social and moral responsibility to share their success wilh ihc communities from which ihey operate und draw employees. Eric Nord was president of Nordson Corporation from 1954 to 1967. From 1967 until 1983 when he rc- lircd, he was chief executive officer, and has been chairman of the board for 30 years. He is an inventor who has been granted more than 25 patents during his career. Nord is also well known for his humannarianism ihroughoul Lorain County, especially with regard lo assisting wilh the educational needs of ihe community. He is a board member of ihc Nord Family Foundation, an honorary trustee of Oberlin College, und has served on ihe Oberlin Cily Council, ihc Oberlin Board of Education, ihe Oberlin College Hoard of Trustees and the board of Allen Memorial Hospital. Nord has described hLs career as being "very tewarding...and a loi of fun," and said lhal although he is retiring, he still plans on being active on the board and continuing his philosophy of "sharing your good fortune wilh others." Eric Nord ♦ J *MaM—umau as n !^J;
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1997-05-28|
|Date of Original||28-MAY-1997|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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