Ronald Fowlkes is a man who knew he wanted to be part of the military at an early age. His friends call him Ronnie and he always knew that he wanted to be a leader in whatever he wanted to pursue in life. He joined the Marine Corps at the age of seventeen and knew it was for him. He found during that time that the tactical gear was made in his hometown and wanted to be a part of that tradition. This is what created the company First Spear and why he is so successful.
It wasn’t always easy for Ronnie starting out but he stuck with his plan and now has stuck to his plan. Most of the business for First Spear comes from NATO and he loves the fact that everything is made in the United States. He has the difficult task of balancing business and family life but he wouldn’t have it any other way. In an interview with Ideamensch, Ronnie talks about his life and what is exciting about the future of the industry.
The days of Ronnie Fowlkes are usually busy and never quite the same. He makes sure to balance family and business. He sees his three kids off to school in the morning before beginning work. He makes sure that when he gets to work for the day that everything is on track. He responds to emails and issues that pop up during the business day. He checks in with his team in order to be sure that large orders are done on time and on or under budget. That is what it means to be the leader of a group. He makes sure that everything is done the right way and he owes that to his training in the Marine Corps.
One thing that really makes Ronnie Fowlkes excited about his industry is the fact that he made sure to patent his products. With the patents of the products, he has moved his industry forward in the type of cutting-edge technology that is used. He has made sure that his company has stayed one step ahead of those who want to copy his approach or products.
Ronald Fowlkes is a mover and a shaker when it comes to business and family responsibilities. He finds the perfect balance to do both and be happy. That is what makes him a phenomenal success.