Ronald L. Hollis

Ronald L. Hollis, Ph.D., assumed the role of our president and CEO with one major focus: transform the industry’s leading manufacturing marketplace into the premier destination for buyers to easily discover new suppliers and manufacturers to efficiently discover new customers.

Ron’s background in the manufacturing prepares him well for his latest role. Over a period of nearly 30 years, he’s honed his skills as a CEO and developed expertise in technology-based business, marketing, sales and business systems. His passion is building organizations that can grow profitably, while developing leaders in those organizations and the community in which they operate. He founded, Inc. and served as its president and CEO. Its novel approach to procuring custom manufactured parts has since become the industry standard. Previously, he founded and served as president and CEO of Rapid Tech Engineering, a company providing engineering services for product development. Earlier, as a vice president at Fastec Engineering, he provided design, engineering and manufacturing for product development companies. Ron also has consulted widely, sharing practical business logic and leadership insights with organizations eager to change and succeed.

He holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and a doctor of philosophy in technology business management from the University of Alabama–Huntsville.