Ron Seyk - Owner and Founder
Ron's Personal Story
It was 1985 and Ron Seyk was about to turn 40 years old. He had spent twenty years of his life in electrical control sales and marketing doing everything according to his desires. But that was about to take a full 180 degree turn as Ron was fired from his job, had absolutely no money and was pretty much a loner with no real relationships. He was at the bottom of life’s journey when an acquaintance invited him to his church one Sunday. With nothing to lose, Ron accepted the invitation and visited the little white church next to the covered bridge in Long Grove, IL. The Senior Pastor gave a message that made Ron feel it was directed specifically for him. Ron attended the church for several weeks, and with each new message something began to stir inside his broken spirit.
The following month, the men of this church were going on a weekend retreat in Wisconsin. Ron could not afford to attend, but the same friend that brought him to church offered to pay his way. Well, that weekend was a life changing experience for Ron. On Saturday afternoon as all the men attending were standing in a circle praying, something happened to Ron and he prayed a prayer accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior. What Ron experienced is difficult to describe; it was like a bolt of lightning entered his very person, resulting in a calmness that he had never known. Earlier in his life, as a youth attending a Christian camp, Ron had the opportunity to cast a piece of wood into a fire as giving his life to Christ. As only God can design, that camp experience was within two miles of his new adult experience.
Relationships began to form and life started to take on new meaning. Soon a business opportunity presented itself that became a job and by God’s grace, eventually Control Associates & Mfg. was born.