East High School. 1978 – Seniors: Hami – Jasc, p. 238

Source:  East High School, 1978 Argus Yearbook, Seniors:  Hami – Jasc, p. 238

East High School, 1960 – 1961 – Varsity Football Team

1961 East H Varsity sm 2

Source:  East High School 1961 Argus Yearbook

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.



“Bantam Bowler Rolls 243” – 1968


Source:  Rockford Register-Republic  Oct. 14, 1968