The Boards of the Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies Welcomes Andrew S. Ripic, III
May 31, 2012
John J. Griffin, chairman of the Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew S. Ripic, III, to the Groups Boards of Directors which include Tuscarora Wayne Mutual Group, Inc., Susquehanna Capital Corp., Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, Keystone National Insurance Company, and the Lebanon Valley Insurance Company, all headquartered in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania.
Mr. Ripic is the general manager of the Wyalusing, Pennsylvania facility of Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. In this role his focus is on all facets of business improvement including employee safety, food safety, innovation, customer focus, communication, environmental stewardship, community support, and profitability.
“We are pleased to welcome Andrew aboard as Tuscarora Wayne continues to grow and thrive, and we expect his expertise and experience to help us achieve our prime mission of serving the underserved,” said John J. Griffin, chairman of Tuscarora Wayne, in announcing Mr. Ripic’s appointment.
Mr. Ripic entered the business arena in 1986 with Taylor Beef, where he held various financial and management positions until 2002 when the Taylor businesses were purchased by Cargill. Cargill is the largest privately held business in North America. His formal education includes earning a bachelors of arts degree in Accounting with a minor in Economics from Lycoming College.
When not focusing on work, Mr. Ripic is a devout family man and community member. He loves athletics and has coached all types of teams over the years. He serves on numerous boards, and has contributed time to those organizations. Since 2007, he has been a Board Member for the Guthrie Healthcare System, and participates on their finance and audit committees. Currently he is also an active member of the Towanda Area School District (TASD) Educational Foundation Board. Mr. Ripic enjoys the outdoors and like to golf, hunt, fish, ski, and scuba dive.
Mr. Ripic and his wife, Shelli, reside in Towanda, PA, and have two children, Alexis and Zack.