Ron Shepard

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Ron Shepard is the CEO of Shepard Bros., a premier supplier of custom specialty chemicals and application support services. With more than 36 years of diverse business experience, Ron drives the strategic direction of the business and leads its day-to-day operations. He started with Shepard Bros. in 1979 as a field sales representative and has spearheaded the company’s shift beyond its traditional food industry customer base into eight product divisions, dramatically expanding its reach.

Ron has overseen four company acquisitions in the last seven years and led Shepard Bros. to industry recognitions including Family Owned Business of the Year by the Los Angeles Business Journal and the 72nd Assembly District Business of the Year for the State of California, among others.

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