you'll find news about Ron and a few of his diverse activities.
Ron has published many dozens of articles in national and
international magazines, has spoken and presented at dozens of
conferences in the US and Europe, and has been featured in
sveveral cover stories in some of the world's largest industry
Ron Joins the Stage with Energy Industry Powerhouses in Denver, CO - October 2014
Ron is recognized as a thought leader helping shape
the future of the smart grid, the electrical energy grid backbone
powering our way of life. He joined the stage with Rick Bush,
Editor-in-Chief of T&D Magazine, and Jesse Berst, CEO and Founder
of Smart Grid News, in Denver CO on Oct 8, 2014 to brainstorm in a live
panel in front of hundreds of industry experts where the future of the
energy grid is headed.
Ron Leads Smart Grid of the Future Webinar with Smart Grid News - January 2014
Ron presented a powerful, visionary webinar outlined
where technology evolution is occuring that is forming the future of
the electrical grid in the US as well as devleoping nations. Check it
Ron is Appointed Global Head of Products and End-to-End Solutions, Elster, Electricity BU - September 2013
Ron was appointed Global Head of Products and End-to-End Solutions for Elster's Electricty Business Unit, a division
of Elster Group. Elster is the a global company based out of Germany, and is the world's
largest provider of metering devices for the measurement of earth's vital resources
is Guest of Honor and Speaker at Cunningham Isshin-Ryu Founder
Tim Cunningham's 60th B-day Celebration - Tarboro, NC - February 4, 2012
Ron was honored to speak at Master Tim Cunningham's
birthday party at the Tarboro, NC karate school. Tim is a world
renowned martial artist and member of the Isshin-ryu Hall of Fame.
When Tim came to
Tarboro in mid 1982, Ron was one his first class of four students.
Ron, who has been active in numerous martial arts to varying
degress since first joining karate class in Tarboro in January
1981, and who holds numerous black belt ranks in multiple arts, recalls
many stories from his journey with Tim, who todays
remains one of Ron's closest and most admired friends. Tim
Cunningham's school can be found at the Mall in Tarboro, NC.
Launches Redevelopment of Leisure Village, Pinetops, NC - December 2011
In 2007 Key Property Investments, LLC, one of Ron's
companies formed in 2002, acquired an entire neighborhood of houses and
This month two remaining structures were removed paving the
way for new homes to be moved into this neighborhood. Consisting of
Ron's company's rental homes along wtih owner occupied mobile homes on
land owned by Ron's companies, this neighborhood is an
neighborhood nestled in the beautiful southern part of Pinetops. The
homes Ron's company intends to relocate to the area will be moved from
a neighborhood Ron's company bought up sections of in 2004 with the
intend of commercial development which is now being set into motion.
Due to clearing of unsalvagable properties and renovation of the
properties that were appropriate renovation candidates, the Pinetops
neighborhood property values have doubled, and the rental properties
are on a waiting list basis.
of Ron's missions in life is to help people, and by drastically
improving this once depressed neighborhood Ron changed the lives
forever of the long term residents.
Speaks in Washington, DC - September 2011
Ron visits the Autovation
Conference in the Washington, DC area where he delivers an insightful presentation to a group of
utiilty stakeholders sharing a highly successful utility case study for
the deployment of smart metering devices and communication networks for
measurement of electricity and water on residential homes and
businesses, and lessons learned.
Ron is Appointed Vice President, Smart Grid Solutions at Elster Solutions - Raleigh , NC - June 2011
Ron was appointed Vice President of Smart Grid Solutions for Elster Solutions, a division
of Elster Group, a global company based out of Germany, and the worlds
largest provider of metering devices for the measurement of earth's vital resources of
electric, water, and gas. In this role Ron will be
leading a dynamic team of professionals helping guide the direction of
Elster's Smart Grid offerings.
life mission is to affect in a positve way the lives of others and by working with Elster,
one of the worlds leading smart grid providers, Ron is able to have a
tangible impact on the development of technologies that will help
enable energy use to continue improving our lives for decades to come.