Ralph is a seasoned owner, operator and entrepreneur bringing over 35 years of experience to the team. He has owned, grown, and sold several successful businesses, including a large waste management and recycling company, a fitness franchise, and a well-known international food franchise business.
It’s not surprising that Ralph was drawn to business as a career. His father, also a successful business owner in the Huntingdon County area, started Park’s Garbage Service, an integrated waste management and recycling business, in 1960. The business still goes by the Park’s name today because of its long history, 54 years, of professional service and customer satisfaction.
Ralph’s business skills are reflected in his ability to lead, encourage and inspire his employees to deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction. He created one of the waste industries first loyalty card programs. The very creative program allowed the company’s commercial customers to market and advertise to the company’s tens of thousands of residential customers. The program was very well received and coupled with the exceptional service continued to build a unique brand with strong customer loyalty.
Raph’s greatest strengths are his personal integrity, creativity and leadership.
Despite his demanding career as an owner of multiple businesses, Ralph makes time to be involved with community organizations. He is a member of the Huntingdon County Business and Industry Association, Shirley Township Sewer Authority and has served as president, of the Mount Union Area School District. He has also done volunteer work for the Huntingdon County Chapter of PA Cleanways and has initiated community programs such as Huntingdon County’s first single stream recycling program.