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Davis, Ronald J. (Ronald Joseph), 1944-2015



Ron attended Western Michigan University, where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting in 1966 and went on to earn his MBA in marketing in 1973. After serving with the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps, Ron became an account executive at William John Upjohn Associates, which became Biggs-Gilmore Communications and is now known as VML. During his tenure at Biggs-Gilmore Communications, Ron was named executive vice president in 1985, president in 1987 and then rose to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1988. After retiring from Biggs-Gilmore Communications in 2000, Ron continued working with longtime client Armstrong International. For a full biography, see his obituary.

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Oral history interview with Robert Russell, September 29, 1990

 File — Box: 4-OralHist, Object: 19
Scope and Contents Oral history speeches and honors given at Robert R. Russel’s 100th birthday celebration conducted on September 29, 1990. Introduction by Lewis Carlson. Opening words by Ron Davis, Chair of History. Honors and recognition by Al Castel. Speeches given from Robert W. Johanson from the University of Illinois, James Dodson from McPherson College, Al Castel of University of Kansas, and Philip Denenfeld of WMU on behalf of form WMU President Dr. Haenicke. Each speaker highlights the impact of Dr....
Dates: September 29, 1990