Ralph Eugene Spelbring, BA

Title: Self-Employed Commercial Delivery Driver
Company: Classic Transport
Location: Elkhart, Indiana, United States

Ralph Eugene Spelbring, BA, Self-Employed Commercial Delivery Driver at Classic Transport, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership.

After the Russians launched Sputnik, there was a global emphasis on science. Everyone wanted to be a scientist, including Mr. Spelbring. In 1967, he earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from DePauw University. One year later, he began his professional endeavors as a science teacher at Corydon High School in Indiana. He later relocated to LaSalle High School, though his time there didn’t last long, as he was offered a position as a chemist at Whitehall Laboratories. He eagerly accepted and remained there until 1991, demonstrating continuous success in his position. In 1993, he moved to Apex Pharmaceutical, where he was a chemist until 1995. Alongside his primary roles, he simultaneously acted as a substitute teacher for schools in Michigan and Indiana, as his love of education never left. Since 2011, Mr. Spelbring has been working as a commercial delivery driver, continuing to demonstrate success in his position no matter the field.

Outside of science, Mr. Spelbring has additionally found political success. From 1986 until 2018, he was a United States House candidate in several Indiana districts. Furthermore, he was a council candidate for the Democrats in both 2012 and 2018. He regards his experiences running for different house seats to be the highlights of his career, as he truly enjoyed the competitive and exciting nature of the work.

An active member of his varying communities, Mr. Spelbring is affiliated with the American Chemical Society, the Elkhart Chamber, the Economic Club of Montana, and the League of Women Voters of Elkhart County. He was additionally active with the Elkhart Jaycees, serving as the treasurer and vice president from 1979 until 1981. As a testament to his success, he is featured in the 22nd edition of Who’s Who in the Midwest. More recently, in 2020, he became a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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