BIRMINGHAM, AL – May 23, 2022 – O’Neal Industries (ONI) has appointed Ruffner Page as President and Chief Operating Officer effective June 1, 2022. He has served on ONI’s Board since 2016. Page retired in January from McWane, Inc. a global manufacturing business where he had served as President since 1999. He also previously served as Executive Vice President of National Bank of Commerce, a subsidiary of Alabama National Bancorporation, from 1989 until 1994. Page graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology with a minor in Economics. He is also a graduate of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, Virginia.
“Ruffner’s knowledge, experience, and passion for our company will be a tremendous asset to an already strong leadership team, propelling us in becoming an even more successful organization as we move into our second century of industry leadership,” says Craft O’Neal, Chairman and CEO of O’Neal Industries.
Page is very active in the Birmingham community and serves on several boards including as Vice Chairman of the Board for Southern Research, a nonprofit organization working in drug discovery development and engineering, and performing work on behalf of various entities including the National Cancer Institute and the Department of Defense. Among others, he also serves on the board of South State Bank and as a Trustee for the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business Foundation. He previously served for 12 years on the board of the Birmingham Airport Authority and as Chairman of the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham Board.