Ron Parsons

Ron has a broad range of experience in information technology, electronic commerce, strategic planning, and system implementation. This experience encompasses all levels from small businesses to major corporations, and from local projects to national implementations.

He received his bachelors degree, cum laude, in Computer Engineering and Masters Degree, cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He has over twenty years of hardware and software development and program management experience.

Mr. Parsons worked for Watkins Johnson Co. and Norlins Communications before forming the Digisoft Design Group, where for 11 years his firm provided design and management assistance to major defense and communications contractors throughout the United States.

Ron then worked as a Program Manager for the National Institute of Standards (NIST) and Technology in an industry government program focusing on Electronic Commerce of electronic components that served as an initial focus for the Smart Valley CommerceNet project in California. He then obtained the position of Associate Director for Information. Infrastructure, for the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership. There he worked with small businesses to plan and implement the appropriate telecommunications and information infrastructure pieces to increase their productivity and overall global competitiveness.