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Ron CloudAfter earning a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia, his career spanned 15 years with Shell Oil Company and then 25 years, as owner and CEO of E.V. Roberts. EVR was a premier niche materials supplier to the aerospace, automotive, medical, sporting goods and specialty industrial markets. Ron successfully led the transition of the 80-year-old company through contemporary business approaches and technologies and built a top leadership team.

The company grew with record revenues and profits year-over-year until sold to a private equity-backed competitor, Graco Supply (Texas) in 2019. GracoRoberts is now North America’s largest specialty chemical distributor to the aerospace markets; commercial, defense and space.