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Sept. 26 - MARCH OF DIMES NAMES Ron Ketelhut to the Southeast Michigan Market Board of Directors.

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

September 26, 2017 - The March of Dimes recently to announced that Ron Ketelhut has joined the March of Dimes, Southeast Michigan Market Board of Directors.

Ron has been charged with leading Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Ford Motor Company with focus on pulling together all current company strengths into comprehensive future strategy that delivers "Best in World" manufacturing results.  Previously Ron was serving as Body Construction Chief Engineer working on the transformation and launch of the all new aluminum F-Series.   Ketelhut has been significantly involved with the March of Dimes through the UAW/Ford partnership for many years.  Through this partnership Ron has been leading the engagement of the UAW/Ford on a national level, encouraging others to get involved and support the organization. 

“Ron is a business executive who we are thrilled to have bring his previous experience and his passion for the March of Dimes to our board,” said Darin Gesse, Customer Segment Leader for Chevrolet Cars and EVs at General Motors and chair of the March of Dimes Southeast Michigan board. “His deep understanding of business combined with his passion for the March of Dimes is sure to lead to new opportunities for the organization to improve the health of mothers and babies.” 

When asked why he chose to partner with the March of Dimes Ron simply stated, “I have been personally impacted by the mission of the March of Dimes through family members whom did not survive through pre-mature birth and several other friends/family that were born prematurely and living happy healthy lives thanks to the work of the March of Dimes.  I believe it is important to give back and where better to start then with healthy mothers and babies.” 

For more information about the March of Dimes please visit or email Executive Director, Beth Wellday at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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