John D. Beckett
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John D. Beckett

John D. Beckett was born and grew up in Elyria, Ohio. He graduated from M.I.T. in 1960, after which he worked as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

In 1963 he joined his father's small manufacturing business, and became president in 1965 upon the death of his father. The company has grown to become a worldwide leader in producing engineered components for residential and commercial heating. The company, with its affiliates, employs some 1,000 people.

Mr. Beckett is a founding board member of The King's College in New York City, and serves on the board of Campus Crusade for Christ, International.

His first book, Loving Monday: Succeeding in Business Without Selling Your Soul, was published in 1998, and is now available in nineteen languages. His second book, Mastering Monday: A Practical Guide to Integrating Faith and Work, was released in 2006.

Mr. Beckett received honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Spring Arbor University in 2002 and The King's College in 2008. He has also been named "Christian Businessman of the Year" by the Christian Broadcasting network (1999) and manufacturing "Entrepreneur of the Year" by Ernst & Young (2003.)

He resides in Elyria, Ohio with his wife, Wendy, to whom he has been married since 1961. They have six children and eighteen grandchildren.

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