We have received the sad news that access industry veteran Ron Jackson passed away suddenly on Tuesday following a period of illness.
He retired from JLG at the end of 2015 after 35 years with the company. He joined JLG from the fork truck industry back in 1981, initially as a driver/demonstrator and became a senior product manager with the company, widely respected for his knowledge, experience and possibly more importantly his patience, consistency and good nature. He would have been 68 this week.
Karel Huijser of JLG Europe said: “Ron was considered to be instrumental for the development and evolution of JLG’s access products and contributed to the growth of our organisation in the EMEA region. Ron lead by example through his professionalism and passion for the access equipment industry. Thinking of Ron, we will remember his sense of humour, loyalty and passion and are grateful for so many shared memories. He was in many ways a true gentleman and probably the nicest person I have ever met. We wish to express our condolences to his family, close relatives and friends and hope they can find comfort and strength during this difficult time.”
Ron Jackson was true professional and true gentleman, three years ago the industry lost one of its finest individuals, the world has now lost one of the good guys.