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Mr. John D. Beckett

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R.W. Beckett Corporation
P.O. Box 1289
Elyria, Ohio 44036
United States

Company Description: We commit to being very attentive to our customers, going beyond servicing them to satisfying their highest expectations. We pledge to be responsive, following...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Bachelor of Science , Economics & Mechanical Engineering
  • Laws degree
    Spring Arbor University
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Board of Directors :: Cru, 28 Feb 2014 [cached]
Mr. John D. Beckett
Chairman/CEO, R.W. Beckett Corporation
Mr. Beckett is chairman of the R.W. Beckett Corporation, a manufacturing business in Ohio. He is also a board member of The King's College in New York City and the author of two books. Mr. Beckett is married to Wendy Beckett.
John Beckett discusses how ..., 28 Dec 2009 [cached]
John Beckett discusses how Christian values play an important role in the workplace.
"There really is a relationship between sowing and reaping," said John Beckett, author and chairman of the R.W. Beckett Corporation, to students at The King's College in New York on Oct. 14, 2009. His visit was a part of the college's Distinguished Visitors Series. Beckett told students how his Christian faith was an essential ingredient in building and maintaining his business.
Beckett said providential "turning points" led him to become the president of the R.W. Beckett Corporation at age 26 while he "was still an unproven leader. Beckett explained that these life-altering experiences "forced me to think more seriously about who I was and what I believed."
In leading the company, he realized that "as [companies] grow, you have to be more intentional" about effectively incorporating company values. He said the best way to do this is to "get the people involved in the question of how to implement [values] and make them live."
Incorporating values such as "integrity, excellence, [and] profound respect for the individual" is essential according to Beckett, because "we want to honor God in all we do. Instead of separating faith from work, Beckett told students that "walking with the Lord is an important concept" in every aspect of life. He discussed how Christians do not always incorporate their faith in daily life because "this idea of dualism is totally pervasive through Western culture. Living out your faith is the best way to make sure you are "really doing with excellence what you do," said Beckett.
He encouraged students to "put character at the top of the list" of important attributes for success.
In order to find God's will in finding a career, he told students to "look at how you're wired" - look at what your talents are - and do everything with character.
Get America Praying, 5 July 2013 [cached]
John Beckett served as chairman of the Board of Directors from 1988 to June 2010 and as president of Intercessors for America from 1976 to 1988. He is an original board member. He is also the chairman of R.W. Beckett Corp, a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and sales of engineered components for residential and commercial heating. A 1960 graduate from M.I.T., he joined his father in the small family-owned business in 1963 and became president in 1965 after his father''''s death. The company, with its affiliates, currently has sales exceeding $100 million and more than 700 employees. Mr. Beckett also is a founding board member of The King''''s College in New York City, serves on the Board of Campus Crusade for Christ, International, and is a director of Graphic Packaging Corporation, a NYSE-listed manufacturing company. He has long been active in church and community-related activities and an advocate for integrating faith into the workplace. He has written two books about the subject, Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul (published in 1998 and currently available in 14 languages) and Mastering Monday: A Guide to Integrating Faith and Work (published in 2006). He has been named "Christian Businessman of the Year" by Christian Broadcasting Network (1999) and manufacturing "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young (2003). Mr. Beckett has also received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Spring Arbor University (2002) and The King''''s College (2008). He and his wife, Wendy, reside in Elyria, OH and have six children and fifteen grandchildren. Visit
J2 Photo Productions: Biographies, 15 Nov 2013 [cached]
John Beckett is the Creative Director & Photographer for J2. He began his career as an illustrator and art director. It was his strongly developed skills in conception of ideas and composition that made the move into photography an easy transition.
He opened Beckett & Beckett Photography in the mid-70's with studios in Chicago and Milwaukee. The range of assignments included shooting fashion, hair, beauty and ad campaigns for many of the countries leading companies. Photo projects have taken him to some of the world's most exotic locations.
In the mid-90's he began shooting celebrities for magazines and advertising, including Oprah Winfrey, who personally selected John as the photographer for her Harpo Studios promotional campaign, and her cover shoot for USA Today Magazine.
John speaks to professional photography organizations around the country and has taught various college courses in the creative arts. He was invited to lecture on photography in Tokyo, and Osaka, Japan.
With a move to Arizona John expanded his photography expertise to include shooting interiors, photo illustration, and human interest editorials for publications throughout the western United States. Through the work with many of the countries leading advertising agencies he has been the recipient of numerous awards including Addy's and Clio awards.
Beckett is well known for his calm, soft spoken manner on shoots. John is a cofounder of APA-Milwaukee. J2 Photo Productions is currently sponsored by Photoflex Lighting Equipment.
May 2007 First Friday Newsletter Page 2, 1 May 2007 [cached]
IFA Chairman, John Beckett, is fishing via the Internet. (See Page 3)
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