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Barbara Peterson Ruhlman, 73, is the mother of current CEO and board member Robert Ruhlman, 49. She's also the mother of Randall Ruhlman, who is also a board member.

She is the widow of Jon R. Ruhlman, who served as President and Chairman of the company. He passed away in 2004.

I presume she's the daughter (sister?) of founder Tom Peterson. Peterson founded the company in 1947 and Ruhlman joined in 1952, becoming president and then chairman in the 1950's, 60's and 70's.

She appears to do a lot of philanthropy work in the Cleveland area, and serves as trustee for a couple of trust funds for the Peterson family and (presumeably) her grandchildren, Robert and Randall's kids.

I have no idea how trustworthy she is a steward of the company. As was pointed out already, it's definitely a family affair.

LE, never a shareholder, but the company's local and I've had it on my watch list for a few years...
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