Sr. Vice President, Strategy

Ron Estes

Senior Vice President of Strategy, Ron Estes, is a Purdue University graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Ron was a Structural Engineer for McDonnell Douglass Astronautics before joining Allied Signal Corporation as a Senior Reliability Engineer. There, he was charged with examining the reliability of equipment, human resource departments, and processes for manufacturing facilities around the globe.

Ron assumed the position of Vice President of Operations in 1982. He strategically applies lean manufacturing, quality assurance, and efficiency principles to ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day operations here at Estes Design and Manufacturing.

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Ron Estes

Favorite Quote

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.”

  • Winston Churchill

Favorite Indy Activty

Top Golf with the family

Estes Superpower

Negotiating deals


  • Flying
  • Golf
  • Restoring cars

3 Words that Describe Ron

  • Driven
  • Technical
  • Precise

Favorite Must-Read Book

Citizen Soldiers by Stephen E. Ambrose

Go-To Productivity Trick

Picturing how my dad would do it

Favorite Projects at Work

Researching new technology that gives Estes a competitive advantage.