Bob Galbraith, the founder of Ralco, has died at age 88.
Galbraith was a pioneer of the agriculture industry and built Ralco on the vision of improving the health and performance of livestock as naturally as possible long before recent consumer trends began driving the industry in that direction.
Galbraith was an entrepreneur who mortgaged his furniture to finance the dream of starting his own company. During the early years, Galbraith delivered product with a pick-up truck and gooseneck trailer. Many times, his family including children made the trip with him. His original product concepts were not only innovative for their time but they went on to inspire patented technologies that continue to power a wide range of products throughout the industry. Galbraith led the company for 19 years and lived to see Ralco become a multinational company.
Galbraith was a business leader in the Marshall community, serving on multiple boards and committees. He continued to attend Ralco functions and regularly visited Ralco facilities. Galbraith also maintained his love of agriculture as he watched Ralco expand into crop enhancement and shrimp production. He was extremely excited to witness the first shrimp delivered to the Ralco Technology Campus.
Galbraith is survived by his wife Lou, children Randy, Linda and Niter, nine grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Ralco is a third-generation family owned multinational company with distribution in more than 20 countries. Ralco supports large segments of the livestock, poultry, aquaculture and crop industries as a leading global provider of livestock nutrition, animal health products and crop enhancement products.