Following a long and successful career, Juniper Systems Founder and Chairman Ron Campbell retired from the company on May 31, 2017. With a retirement open house held on May 25 to celebrate his impactful career, his family, friends, coworkers, and colleagues gathered to wish him well and reminisce on the many memory-filled years together.
At the open house, several Juniper Systems employees spoke about the achievements Ron has made over the years, and the positive impact he has had on each one of them. During the program, it was announced that a perpetual college scholarship would be established in Ron’s name to honor his love for education and life-long learning. Ron was also presented with a plaque and a book filled with thoughtful entries from almost every employee at Juniper to serve as a reminder of how appreciated his efforts truly are and how much he means to this organization.
In the 24 years Juniper Systems has been in business, anyone can attest that Ron put his heart and soul into pioneering the rugged handheld and seed research measurement industry, while also staying active in his local community. It’s clear Ron’s legacy will continue to impact the organization and its surrounding community for years to come.
“A man like Ron cannot be replaced or easily forgotten,” said Juniper Systems President and CEO DeVon Labrum. “It’s difficult to put into words the impact he’s had on this company and on the lives of the employees over the years. He has incredible vision that has helped guide this company and a passion to be a source of good for the community.”
During his time at Juniper Systems, Ron illustrated his passion for education and community by playing a key role in establishing the middle school in Mendon, UT. As chair of the committee conducting the necessary research for the recent bond election, his contribution allowed for the building of two new high schools, additional elementary schools, and upgrades to several other schools in the Cache Valley School district. He has also remained a supporter of several other community and civic initiatives and endeavors.
Guided by 15 company maxims introduced by Ron, Juniper Systems works to cultivate an environment of mutual trust, love, and respect. All of which Campbell was able to emulate daily in his time here at Juniper Systems.
We are sure glad Ron agreed to coming into the office to “tinker” from time to time, because he will truly be missed in the day-to-day at Juniper Systems! Happy retirement, Ron!
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