Senior Management Team
CEO and President
Ronnie Leonard, CEO and President of Balco, Inc. began her career with Balco in 1996 as Chief Financial Officer. Ronnie was CFO for 16 years before being promoted to CEO in 2012. She is a graduate of Wichita State University and worked as a CPA with Baird, Kurtz & Dobson and as Controller for National Plastics Color. Ronnie is experienced in leadership as well as a hands on participant in all company operations from production to finance and executive management. She is active in the Wichita community and the Chamber of Commerce and many local charitable organizations. Ronnie holds Board of Director positions at Balco, Inc., Wichita State University Fairy Godmothers, Kansas Global Trade Services and is Treasurer of the Ninnescah Sailing Association.
Controller and Manager of Financial Operations and HR
Susan Anderson joined Balco in 2013 as Controller and manager of financial operations including AR, AP, HR, Purchasing and IT. She is a graduate of Wichita State University and has worked as Controller at Unirex, Inc. for 24 years prior to coming to Balco. She brings experience with financial operations, business administration and Enterprise Resource Management. Susan is an active volunteer at Central Christian church and enjoys working on the Love Wichita campaign each year.
Vice President of Operations
John Harder has been involved in the architectural products industry for over 18 years in a wide range of roles from estimating and project management to product design and quality assurance. Since joining Balco in 2002, John has provided leadership to many different areas of the business. Currently, as Vice President of Operations, John provides strategic direction to our technical services, new product development and manufacturing operations. John is a graduate of Tabor College with a B.S. in Operations Management.
Vice President of Sales
Riley joined Balco in February of 2017 as Director of Sales. He is a graduate of Wright State University with a B.A. in political science/pre-law, and an MBA in international marketing from WSU. Riley started his career with Hilti Inc., a global construction products manufacturer, then moved on to RectorSeal LLC., a CSW Industrials company, in 2008. He now manages both Balco and RectorSeal construction sales teams to better focus both companies’ efforts into the commercial space. As an active Board member of several industry organizations, Riley brings valuable building products industry experience and leadership to Balco and is the current President of Fire Safe North America and Vice President of the International Firestop Council.