John O. Bacon
John O. Bacon, celebrated leader, benefactor, and community member, has a long history with Sandusky and Erie County. His love for the local area has been proven in his philanthropic actions and involvement in community affairs, and his successes in law, business, and nonprofit sectors have established him as an Erie County icon.
Bacon is the Chairman and CEO of The Mack Iron Works Company, where he has worked since 1989. He serves as Director of Civista Bank (formerly The Citizens Banking Company) in Sandusky; Director and Board Chair Emeritus of the Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, where he also served as Board Chair, Board Vice Chair, and Co-Chair of the Human Resource Committee. Bacon is also a Member and Past President of the Sandusky Rotary Club.
Bacon played a crucial role in Erie County Community Foundation’s founding, serving as one of the founding board member, representing the Dorn Foundation, and eventually served as Director, Board Vice Chair, Board Chair, and currently Director Emeritus since 2016.
Bacon graduated from Huron High School, and attended Duke University for undergraduate studies, majoring in Business and Economics. He then went on to law school at The Ohio State University, receiving his JD. After completing the Bar Exam, Bacon returned to Sandusky, where he worked for Flynn, Py, & Kruse for two summers before starting work for his family’s metal fabrication company, Mack Iron Works.
Bacon currently lives in Sandusky.