Tarpon Springs Police Recognize Ring Power Employee

April 7, 2017 at 10:58 AMRing Power

On Jan. 13, at 5 a.m., Rollie Watson (Tampa Heavy Equipment Service Advisor) came to the assistance of Sgt. Scott “Oz” Osarczuk of the Tarpon Springs Police Department. Osarczuk was en route to participate in services honoring fallen Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton and Orange County Sheriff Deputy Norman Lewis when he experienced a flat tire on his department-issued SUV. Already in his dress uniform, Osarczuk was not in position to change the tire himself. Watson, on his way to work, happened upon the situation at a convenience store just off Interstate 4 in Plant City and quickly stepped up to assist the sergeant and ensure he was able to make it to the fallen officers’ services.

On Tuesday, April 4, nearly 3 months later, Sgt. Oz thanked Rollie in front of a group of his coworker's at Ring Power's Riverview facility. Tampa Bay's WFTS was onsite to capture the moment. Watch the video here.

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Ring Power Corporation Names Two New Members to Board of Directors

March 30, 2017 at 10:57 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation Chairman and President Randal L. Ringhaver and the board of directors are pleased to announce the appointments of Frank Streva to the office of Senior Vice President, Director of Used Equipment Sales, and Brian Cholmondeley to the office of Senior Vice President, Director of Power Systems. 

Streva joined Ring Power as Used Equipment Sales Division Manager in January after 12 years with another Cat dealership, Louisiana Machinery Co. While at Louisiana Cat, Streva worked in a variety of roles in finance, sales, and operations and earned a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Streva has a bachelor's degree in marketing from Louisiana State University.

Cholmondeley began his career with Ring Power in June 1994 after graduating from Flagler College.  Cholmondeley has held various positions since then, including heavy equipment sales representative, assistant governmental sales manager, Cat Rental Store East Coast Sales Manager, Cat Rental Store General Manager and, most recently, Power Systems Division Manager. In 2011, Cholmondeley was named an assistant vice president and in 2013, vice president.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 55 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

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Lance C. Ringhaver – Obituary

April 8, 2016 at 7:56 AMRing Power

Lance C. Ringhaver, chairman emeritus of Ring Power Corporation and brother of Randal L. Ringhaver, died Monday night, April 4, 2016, following a highway accident in Apollo Beach, Fla. He was 76. 

A well-known businessman and community leader in central Florida, Mr. Ringhaver was chairman and president of Ringhaver Equipment Company when he retired at year end 2003. In January 2004, the business merged with the family-owned Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in St. Augustine.

Mr. Ringhaver was a graduate of the Bolles School in Jacksonville and the University of Miami, and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He began his career in 1961 at Ring Power Corporation, the company founded by his father, L.C. Ringhaver, and was named president in January of 1976 after serving four years as executive vice president and general manager. In 1986, Lance Ringhaver was awarded Caterpillar’s Central Florida dealership and established Ringhaver Equipment Co. in east Hillsborough County.

In addition to his lifelong business pursuits, Lance Ringhaver played an active role in the community.

In 1999, Governor Jeb Bush appointed Mr. Ringhaver as commissioner of the Tampa Port Authority, where he also served as chairman. He was long involved in the pursuit of a Major League Baseball team for the Tampa Bay area and part of the Vince Naimoli group that was awarded the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 1995. He remained an investor under current principal owner Stuart Sternberg.

Mr. Ringhaver served on the boards of The Florida Aquarium, SunTrust Bank of Tampa Bay, the University of Tampa; and Jagger’s Dream Fund, a non-profit organization founded by his late wife, Karyn, to assist in the adoption of shelter animals. He was a member of the World Presidents’ Organization/ Florida, a founding member of TEC/Vistage Florida; the Society of International Business Fellows, and the University Club of Jacksonville. He was also a past chairman of Associated Industries of Florida and served on the Flagler College Board of Trustees.

Mr. Ringhaver was an active and long-time member of Club Limited, an association of sportsmen, and valued his many Club friendships and memories.

Lance Ringhaver was predeceased by his wife, Karyn Ringhaver, in August 2014 and nephew, Randal Lee Ringhaver, Jr., in 1980. He is survived by his brother, Randal L. Ringhaver and sister-in-law, Paula R. Ringhaver, St. Augustine; his four children, Deborah R. Lane (Charles), Crescent City; Sherri R. Geddes (Timothy), Jacksonville; Mark Ringhaver, Odessa; Lance Kendall Ringhaver (Rachel), Jacksonville; and his nine grandchildren, Heather Lane Courtney (Will); Lambert Lane; Holton Lane; Palmer Lane; Hunter Geddes; Kylie Geddes; Brooke Geddes; Rylie and Caden Ringhaver; and niece Bree Ringhaver Alban (David); Lee and Carson Alban; loved ones Lauren Ringhaver (Rich O’Brien); and Shelley Minzenberg (Karl); as well as Karyn’s daughters, Terri and Shannon Sawyer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory to The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa 33602; Tampa Metropolitan YMCA, 110 E. Oak Avenue, Tampa 33602; Gulf Ridge Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 13228 Central Avenue, Tampa 33612; Flagler College Ringhaver Trust, 74 King Street, St. Augustine 32084; or Jagger’s Dream Fund, 6513 Bimini Court, Apollo Beach 33572.

The family will receive friends on Monday, April 11 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church, 350 S. Hyde Park Avenue, Tampa. Mr. Ringhaver’s Jacksonville and St. Augustine friends are invited to join the family at the Markland House at Flagler College, 102 King St., St. Augustine, on Tuesday, April 12 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

A private, family graveside service will be held in St. Augustine.

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Ring Power Corporation Announces New Officers

January 30, 2013 at 9:15 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation Chairman and President Randal L. Ringhaver and the board of directors are pleased to announce several new officer appointments.

Brian Cholmondeley has been named Vice President – Cat Rental Store East Coast Sales Manager and Jerry Burford has been named Vice President – Cat Rental Store West Coast Sales Manager.

Cholmondeley joined Ring Power in 1994 and most recently served as AVP – Cat Rental Store East Coast Sales Manager. Burford, a Navy Veteran, has been with Ring Power since 2000 and most recently served as AVP – Cat Rental Store West Coast Sales Manager. 

Ryan Stallings was appointed Assistant Vice President, Challenger Sales Manager. Stallings began his career as a Cat Rental Store Sales Account Manager in 2005.

Mike Beauregard, newly appointed as Assistant Vice President, Ring Power Utility Equipment Sales Manager; has previously worked as Utility Equipment Sales Account Manager and Cat Rental Store account manager.

Keith Summerlin has been elected Assistant Vice President, Crane Used Equipment Sales Manager.  Summerlin has previous experience as Cranes Sales account manager and Cat Rental Store account manager.

Shelley Minzenberg was appointed Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Manager. With more than 25 years working in the Payroll and Human Resources related positions, Minzenbergs’ new responsibilities will include Health and Wellness initiatives.

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat products and allied equipment.

 

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Ring Power Employees pledge more than 100k during 2013 United Way campaign

January 4, 2013 at 2:56 PMRing Power

 

Ring Power employees generously opened their hearts and wallets during our annual United Way/Twogether for Life campaign. Employee contributions totaled $102,128. With the 50 percent company match, a total of $153,192 was raised! This money will go a long way to help people in need by funding important United Way community assistance programs. The funds also support the important work of the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association

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Ring Power Sarasota Makes Dream Come True

November 1, 2012 at 1:16 PMRing Power

 

Since 1981 the Children’s Dream Fund has been making dreams come true for children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Recently, Ring Power had the opportunity to fulfill the dream of one little boy who had always wanted to ride “in a real Tonka truck!”

CDF Dream Coordinator Kim Brett contacted Ring Power for help organizing the “dream experience” for three-year-old Renton Bryant and his family. Two weeks after the tyke’s final chemotherapy treatment, Renton’s mother, father, older sister and twin brother were chauffeured by limo to our Sarasota store. There, Service Manager Nathan Worley had prepared a small demo site for some hands-on fun with real construction equipment. The highlight of the morning, of course, was a ride with Nathan in a real Cat 740B articulated truck!

Dream experiences are meant to encourage children who have undergone difficult medical treatments; to help them overcome their fears and give them – and their families – hope for the future.

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