Industry Specialist - Aerospace
With over 35 years of experience in aerospace, Ron brings his extensive aviation knowledge to the Graham Partners portfolio companies. He currently provides consultative services to companies focused on commercial airlines, general aviation, and U.S. military aircraft tire markets. Ron also serves on the Advisory Council for Graham Partners portfolio company, Desser.
Ron spent 37 years with Michelin Aircraft Tire Company, where he retired in 2012 as Vice President of Sales – North & South America. Under Ron’s leadership, Michelin managed a performance based logistics program that provided the U.S. Navy with 100% of their aircraft tire requirements for 15 years with a global on time delivery rate that exceeded 99%. Additionally, Michelin was the prime contractor for the Defense Supply Center, Columbus (DSCC) to supply aircraft tires for all U.S. Air Force and Army aircraft tire requirements. This program received numerous DSCC awards for exceeding all requirements and rated Michelin as one of the top seven suppliers to DSCC.
Ron received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy. He began his career with the U.S. Air Force and continued to serve in the Reserves after five and a half years of active duty. In 1992, he retired from the Reserves as a Major.