For more than 20 years, Ronald Fowlkes has helped to develop and deliver some of the world’s best quality gear for departments that work in the security sector. He previously served with the IWT Group in the capacity of dealing with its sales and development of its business, and he now works with Eagle Industries as its Manager of Business Development. He also works with FirstSpear as its Director of Business Development. His main duties revolve around him working with professionals within Law Enforcement and Military departments to better understand how to market the creative designs of the First Spears Product Development Group.
Ronald Fowlkes writes many different articles that he publishes on his Medium account, and these articles represent his many varied interests. As a coach of a youth league and a avid hockey fan, he has published some interesting articles related to hockey including one about how “Jeff Glass Finally Gets to the NHL,” and another asking the question “Is Fighting Becoming Obsolete in NHL?” In the latter article, he puts a spotlight on how fighting has always been a tradition in the NHL and how it is, unfortunately, losing its potency and effectiveness in the sport.
Ronald Fowlkes got started in the business he is in now during a time when he was working with the U.S. Marine Corps. During those days he kept recognizing FirstSpear’s gear in the equipment him and his partners were using. He noticed that it was brilliantly designed and that it managed to survive the heavy use it received. He went on to join the SWAT team in St. Louis and realized that it was using a lot of the same equipment. This is when he decided to learn more about the company that was based in his hometown. He now uses his first-hand knowledge about the equipment made by FirstSpear to sell it to others.
Ronald Fowlkes brings ideas to life through working with his team, and, in fact, he has always believed in the power of teamwork. His business development team works very closely with local and state law enforcement as well as the DOD to ensure that the equipment they create meets the necessary requirements. He has commented on the fact that many of the ideas used to build their equipment comes directly from people who have actually used it in the field. He accredits his company’s internal Research and Development team with taking the requirements that need to be met and creating the kind of equipment that does so. Ronald Fowlkes looks forward to continuing to help to create some of the best equipment in the world.