Ron Giordano lends a hand across the border and back

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In the course of a 50-year career at Huntley-based H.S. Crocker, Ron Giordano has helped turn a money-losing plant into an award-winning operation. He is now CEO and president of a business that specializes in food packaging, producing items such as foil lids for yogurt containers and individual-dose pharmaceutical products.

Ron Giordano

His remarkable career achievements are mirrored by his philanthropic drive. As a volunteer for the Chicagoland Radio Informational Service, he has read the news to the visually impaired, and as a member and past president of the Columbian Club of Chicago, he has organized fundraisers to assist more than 70 low-income, single-parent families.

“Ron is one guy that knows the meaning of giving back and has always been the first to step up and ask, ‘What can I do to help?’” says fellow Columbian Club member Frank Trocchio.

Giordano is at it again, teaming up with Ripshot Enterprises, a Canadian company that manufactures single-serve alcoholic beverage containers, to make lids for single-use hand sanitizers. “In response to WHO and Health Canada’s request in fighting COVID-19, we are donating this product nationwide, and we have sent more than 30,000 units to H.S. Crocker for their distribution,” Ripshot CEO Sarah Konowal says.

“Hand sanitizers are in short supply and vital to first responders, and we are donating them throughout our region to help fight the spread of this pandemic,” Giordano explains.


About Terry Quilico

Firefighter, caseworker, labor organizer, sailor, psychiatric aide, aircraft load planner, FedEx manager. Nothing seemed to fit until Terry Quilico stepped up to the Joliet Herald copy desk as a know-it-all college intern wannabe journalist. It was there that he found his calling. Over the years, he’s written about social and political movements, Italian cars and the Torino football club. ]He began his long association with Fra Noi while working for the Comboni Missionaries. His proudest work was with the photographers, journalists and editors who created the magnificent book, “Evviva la Festa. A Spiritual Journey from Italy to Chicago.”

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