John C. Thompson, former OMA director and retired president and CEO of the Hall China Company of East Liverpool, passed away at the age of 91 on January 4.
OMA staff and directors who knew him will remember John for his soft-spoken and spot-on insights as he helped steer the association as a director on its all-volunteer board. He served for 45 years and if he missed a quarterly meeting, no one can remember it. He was a gentleman in every way.
Like his peers, his passion for Ohio manufacturing helped shape the industry into the leading contributor of Ohio’s GDP that it is today. Rest well, John. 1/18/2018