Getting to Know Ronald Fowlkes

Ronald Fowlkes is currently serving as the Business Development Manager for Eagle Industries Limited. As a result of his career line, he usually helps the company to sell its law enforcement products as well as other commercial products that it produces for sale. At this capacity, he is tasked with the responsibility of getting in touch with and looking for new customers for the company’s products nationally, as well educating the more than 150 sales personnel of the firm about the different products the company is offering. Fowlkes is also responsible for picking products the company will develop and sell. He has been in that position in the company from July 2008.

 

Fowlkes worked with the security department where he served as a contractor for the Department of Defense. Here he worked under the JIEDDO (Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization) specifically in Iraq under the umbrella of the United States Army. Some of his duties consisted of serving as a foot soldier in mounted or dismounted operations while in an enemy zone.

 

He served the Marine Corps in the four years between 1989-1983 and attended Marine Combat Training at the School of Infantry. He also did a basic engineering course as well as the Air Naval Gunfire Combat Training basic course among others that he was able to pursue while serving in the military.

 

Fowlkes trained the military personnel in the U.S. Army about on-the-job strategies such as hostage rescue, analyzing a blast, collection of the evidence as well as the art of questioning individuals who they capture or detain on the scene or about the crime. He has over 13 years of experience in law enforcement, most of these with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department where he has served under various capacities and in different sections within the department. He has earned certification as an instructor in the tactical rifle, defensive tactics as well as different types of warfare tactics.

 

While not under a specific assignment, Fowlkes and his team engage themselves in self-initiated investigations in their neighborhood touching on issues like illegal possession of firearms, activities of gangs within the cities as well as the smuggling of narcotics and other illicit drugs.

 

It is the experience which he gained while in service under the Marine Corps and while working as a contractor with the Department of Defense that has made Fowlkes, who is a veteran of the First Gulf War, become very successful in his current capacity as a product development manager dealing primarily with law enforcement products. This experience also included learning how to use parachutes in military operations and using different types of encrypted and unencrypted radios while on an assignment.

 

When he finds the time, Fowlkes, who is passionate about hockey, will be found training his son’s hockey team or doing something else about the game.