Ron was raised in Hutchinson and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kansas University. Ron began his career with Luminous Neon in 1962, while still in High School. He has been with the company ever since. Ron has served as president of the World Sign Associates, Chamber of Commerce Director, Hutchinson Boys & Girls Club board member, and 14 years on the Board of Trustees of Hutchinson Community College. He was elected for 2-4 year terms on the Hutchinson City Council, being Mayor of the City two different times: 2007 and 2011. He is currently a Hutchinson Recreation Commission board member. He continues to be a member of the Hutchinson Rotary Club. He is a big fan of Hutchinson High School and Hutchinson Community College Sports teams and enjoys boating and travel.