Veterans Who Have Passed–Daniel L. Gustafson

Source:  Rockford Register Star, July 7, 2020.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Richard Hardart Wholey

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 14, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed: Clarence Grammer

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Sept. 18, 2019.

“Rockford Products puts machines up for auction” – 2017

Rockford’s Top Employers, 1980 and 2005 – 2008 article

Source: Rockford Register Star December 21, 2008

Jack Rauh – Rockford Magazine’s Business Leader of the Year

Rockford magazine, January 1987

Jack Rauh

pp 76 – 79, article by John Harris

He was head of 5 Monogram companies, sold to Rhode Island conglomerate Nortek, needed new job or retirement.

Rauh had a call from Rexnord, looking for someone to run Rockford Products. Rexnord Group Vice-President: Ed Mentzer was immediately impressed.  Group Vice-president Dick Goff; Vice-President of Engineering Bill Naill; Vice-President of Finance Dennis Schaer, Sales-Marketing and Planning Vice-President Tom Johnson; Dick Giesen, Don Chadwick.

Until 1976, Rockford Products was a locally owned home to 1,300 employees.  Annual sales topped $100 million.

Three divisions; Rockford Cold Formed Products accounted for 75% of sales.

Under Rauh, Rockford Products underwent the transition to being an engineering company.