Ronnie Fowlkes is a graduate of the highly esteemed Army Jump School. Mr. Ronnie has served as a marine. Still, Ronnie is a proud member of the renowned St. Louis Police Department and a team leader in the department’s SWAT group. Fowlkes was initially exposed to FirstSpear at that time when he was a Marine. He continued to walk with the FirstSpear during his military course duration and later when he worked as a police. For Fowlkes, FirstSpear is something that holds a special place in his heart.
Fowlkes holds over 20 years experience in the field of design and development. Ronnie acquired the experience when he worked in the military where he was in charge of delivering high-quality gear for the officers. Prior to joining FirstSpear, Fowlkes had enough exposure while working as the ITW Business Development Manager, Product Sales Manager in the Military, and Eagle Industries as the Business Development Manager. Currently, Ronnie is the Business Development Manager at FirstSpear. He is in charge of spearheading the marketing of the vast innovative designs innovated by First Spear Company. He markets the designs to their top clients who include the Military and Law Enforcement Communities.
Ronnie, when interviewed on ideamensch, says that First Spear existed even before he joined the company. He states that he first knew about the company in their Military gear. The gears were excellently designed, and that is one thing that caught his interest to research about the designers. Moreover, when Ronnie joined SWAT, he saw the same First Spear equipment on the gear. Interestingly, Ronnie also discovered that the designs were made in his hometown and this became quite fascinating.
When asked about how he brings ideas to life, Ronnie is quick to the point that he strongly believes in teamwork. Ronnie strongly believes teamwork has a great influence on most of his ideas. He states that most of the ideas come from their field activities with the teams and clients. Moreover, he and his team work closely with the Local State, Local Enforcement, and DOD who are all a great wealth of ideas and information.
Fowlkes attests that one of the things that make him successful is leading by example. He strongly focuses on ensuring things are actualized. Ronnie still believes in the old tactics where he has a list of the things-to-do on a paper of the priority projects. Ronnie picked the habit of listing things on paper and pencil from Marine Corps where they were trained to make good use of journals. To date, Ronnie makes a list of the top priority projects for the following day.
Ronnie loves sports and precisely he is into hockey. He coaches his kids’ young hockey team and helps them write about hockey on his hockey blog. Being involved in his kid’s activities is one of the ways he can spend quality time with them.