Ebonite’s Scheid to retire

by Bob Johnson 0

A major figure in the bowling industry for nearly two decades, Bill Scheid, will retire as President of Ebonite International in April.

The announcement was made by the company's Chairman of the Board, Steven Tuttleman, who added that the company expects a smooth transition with the hiring of Randy Schickert to succeed Scheid. Schickert has been named Chief Executive Officer of Ebonite.

“Under Bill’s leadership, Ebonite has flourished and maintained a dominant position in a highly competitive marketplace,” Tuttleman said in a press release. “

We appreciate his innumerable contributions to the company and the industry, and are pleased that he will remain involved as a director of the company."

We'll have more on Scheid's successor in the March issue of Bowlers Journal International.

Bob Johnson

Bob Johnson has received more national writing awards than any other bowling writer — close to 70 over the course of his 40-year career. He began at age 16 as a staff writer and then assistant editor for the weekly Pacific Bowler newspaper in his native California, and within three years was writing feature stories for Bowlers Journal. He has written for the magazine ever since, except for a five-year span when he was hired as the founding editor of another magazine. He moved to Chicago in 2000 and spent 13 years in the Windy City, including five as Bowlers Journal’s Editor. In 1975, Johnson received the Robert E. Kennedy Award as California’s top undergraduate high school journalist. Five years earlier, on the lanes, he had shared the Bantam Division Doubles championship in the Orange County Junior Bowling Association Championships. Today, he continues to work full-time for Bowlers Journal as its Senior Editor, to write his popular “Strikes Me” column, and to edit Luby Publishing Inc.’s weekly business-to-business Cyber Report.

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