Ron Gustafson

  • Rockford, IL

VP Business Development

Work experience

Work experience
2010 - Present

VP Business Development


Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, Account Management.

1995 - 2010

Project Manager / Account Manager


Account Management, Cost Estimating, Project Management, Purchase Specialized Items, New Business Development.

1993 - 1995

Business Analyst / Programmer

State Farm Insurance

Fire Data Processing - maintain fire master record.  Internship developed into full time position.


2011 - Present


Rockford University
1991 - 1993

Bachelors of Science Computer Science

Illinois State University

Business Sequence



Sales & Marketing

Develop and execute short term and long term strategy.  Stay in regular contact with customer base.  Target and develop new OEM customers.  Primary customer / target Billion dollar OEM with a variety of small to mid size customers as well.

Project Management

Manage process from receipt of PO through invoicing.  Engineering data management, purchase specialized items, manage customer communications  & engineering changes.

Cost Estimating

Using 2d and 3d engineering data and specifications.  Pro-E, Solidworks, Adobe 3D, etc..  Work with supplier network as needed.

Website & Brand

Develop, manage, and maintain.  Work with marketing firm as needed.

Public Relations

Use various channels to build equity with customers, employees, local media, trade publications, and the community.

Manufacturing Processes

Well versed in CNC milling, turning, foundry tooling, metal castings, fabrication, assemblies, engineering mockups, additive manufacturing (plastic and DMLS metal), metrology, fixturing, coatings, various other processes...