Here's a look at Richard D. Selip and Joseph A. Misinec, Rubber & Plastics News 2014 co-Executives of the Year.
Richard D. Selip
Title: President, Grand River Rubber & Plastics Co., Ashtabula, Ohio.
Career: Manufacturing systems analyst, sales manager of Schlegel Corp.
Family: Wife, Dixie; two sons, Joe of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Josh, works at Grand River Rubber; three grandchildren.
Civic contributions: United Way; YMCA; Goodwill Industries; Rotary Club; Civic Development of Ashtabula; Partnership for Education; Geneva Area Recreation, Education and Athletic Trust; serves on four boards, including
Spire Institute; Ashtabula County Port Authority; Kent State University Foundation.
Joseph A. Misinec
Title: Executive Vice President, Grand River Rubber & Plastics Co., Ashtabula, Ohio.
Career: Reliance Electric, Pinney Dock, Ashtabula Rubber and Creative Poly.
Family: Wife, Carol; one son, J.R; one daughter, Jodi; five grandchildren.
Civic contributions: United Way; Ashtabula Foundation, Ohio Chamber of Commerce executive board; Wine and Walleye Festival; Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce; served on a number of other boards.
Born and raised in nearby Jefferson, Ohio, he has made a practice throughout his adult life of remaining involved in the community.