On December 26th, Pacific Ginning Co. Gin Manager Ron Nimmo passed away after a long battle with cancer. Ron was a board member and past Chairman of the California Cotton Ginners Association. Ron started his career with Producer’s Cotton Oil. He began as a night ginner at Pleasant Valley Gin in Coalinga. From there he moved to Tranquillity under Jack Lyons, also as the night ginner. He was then promoted to day ginner at Mesa Gin and then moved to Westhaven Gin, a gin that would have later significance. He then became a field electrician and later went into business for himself, opening an auto repair & electric shop. He returned to the cotton industry working as a ginner for Westhaven Cotton Company and Stone Land Company and eventually became the Gin Manager running the former Producers gin. His career was just getting started at this time. Over the last several years Ron has continued in his service as a Director of the California Cotton Ginners Association, and served on several committees even after he left Westhaven Gin to work in the Solar Industry and subsequently came back as a gin manager for County Line Gin. Ron later went to work for the Pacific Ginning Company where he has been ever since. Ron was Chairman of the California Cotton Ginners Association from 2011 to 2012, and received the Ginner of the Year Award from the California Cotton Ginners Association in 2011. Ron has been called an “innovator” and a “wonderful person and friend” by his colleagues. Truer words were never spoken. He will be sorely missed by this Association, his colleagues and the entire cotton industry in California.