Ron is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), president and operating partner of Gazelle Transportation, LLC. Ron began his career with Gazelle in 1993 as a mechanic hired to set up a basic preventative maintenance program and manage fleet repairs/servicing. Ron quickly worked his way up to management, becoming General Manager in 1995. In 1997, Ron, at the age of 24, became the company’s President. In April 2004, in a planned succession, Ron exercised his option to acquire Gazelle upon the retirement of its founder.
Under Ron’s direction, the company set its vision on becoming the nation’s premier crude oil transportation company. By November 2004, Gazelle uncovered opportunities to expand its business outside of California. This is when Ron developed a fundamental understanding in the value of combining human performance and technology, as a way of developing a best in class service platform focused on incident free operations. Over the next 10 years, Gazelle successfully expanded into six states, becoming a nationally respected and sought after crude oil transportation company. During this time, sales grew from $5MM to $62MM.
Ron has been featured in numerous local business articles and is a highly respected community leader. Ron is married with 3 daughters and 2 grandsons. In his free time, Ron likes collecting classic cars, riding motorcycles and investing in real-estate, while spending time with his lovely wife, Valerie.