2013 Board of Directors Chair: Karl Milliron, Owner, Milliron Auto Parts Vice Chair: John Brown, President, Richland Bank Treasurer & Resources Committee Chair: Monty Friebel, President, Cooper Enterprises Immediate Past Chair: Don Plotts, President North Central State College Business Advocacy Committee Chair: Eric Snyder, President, RBC, Inc.
Karl Milliron (LU2003) grew up in the family business and thought he'd work there after graduation from Ohio University with a degree in Business Administration. â€œBut Dad had another idea,â€ Karl says, â€œHe thought I should go work for someone else and then decide what was best for me. So I moved to Columbus and went to work in auto dealerships for five years, working primarily in the parts departments.
At the end of those five years, Dad came to me and asked, 'So, are you going to come back or what?' I came back.â€ In 2008, Karl purchased the auto parts business from his Father, and today has the business, a truck line (Mid-West - dedicated to the auto parts business), and is a partner with Jim McKinney in a software development company for the used auto parts industry (McKinney Business Solutions).
sees Richland County
as one united business community that has evolved beyond the boundaries of municipalities.
That's one reason he was happy to accept the position as Vice Chair of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce. â€œWe've grown beyond the turf mentality of the past,â€ he tells us.
An avid defender of our Second Amendment rights, Karl
and wife Jill enjoy traveling (short trips) . . . but their real relaxation is just being home. â€œWe've got a beautiful home and a small creek that runs behind the house.
Home is where I'm happiest.â€ In the obligatory â€œSay Something Nice About Leadership Unlimitedâ€ paragraph Karl
said, â€œLU gave me a real appreciation for so much going on in Richland County I had no idea was happening.
I also gained an appreciation for the people involved in making our county a great place to live.â€ People like Karl Milliron
make this a better county by living here.