AMHERST NAVY VETERAN AND BUSINESSMAN IS HONORED IN COLUMBUS
ROBERT L. MACKIN, who was born and raised in Lorain County, was recently honored by being elected President of the State of Ohio Veterans Commission, giving him jurisdiction over Veterans' issues in all 88 Ohio counties. Bob has given a great deal of attention to Veterans' affairs over the years, having served as an Officer in Lorain County's Post 47 of AmVets. In addition to his new position as President of the State of Ohio Veterans' Commission, he will retain his Executive role with the Lorain Veterans' Services Commission, serving the needs of Lorain County's many Veterans.
Mr. Mackin graduated from Marian L. Steel High School in Amherst. After graduation, Bob enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in Southeast Asia. After returning from the military, he went to work for the D.W. Hankhamer Company in Lorain County. He later bought out the previous owner, changing the company's name to Romco Fire & Safety. He has been the owner-operator of Romco for more than 40 years.
Bob and his wife, Connie, have five adult children, and currently make their home in Amherst, Ohio.