CEO and President of Balco, Inc.
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.
Senior Manager of Quality and Engineering Services
John Harder is the Senior Manager of Quality and Engineering Services. Since joining Balco in 2002, John has provided architectural support and technical services including 8 years managing our drafting department. John currently oversees product research and development, our technical support services and our quality program including our ISO business management system.
Senior Manager of Manufacturing Operations
Tom Shupe is the Senior Manager of Manufacturing Operations. Tom started his career as a welder at Balco and has over 30 years of manufacturing experience in our former Oklahoma City Plant. Tom oversees Manufacturing operations at all Balco facilities. Tom developed a master scheduling system to coordinate the workflow through our shops while maintaining on-time deliveries and top quality products.
Director of Sales – Construction Products
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.