Albers School of Business and Economics


Ron Rardin

Vice President
SKR Automation

Company Description

SKR Automation provides flex tooling systems to aircraft manufacturers (Boeing, Airbus, Embrarer, Bombardier, etc) and suppliers to the manufacturers (Spirit AeroSystems, Triumph, etc.)

Job Description

Vice President Sales and Marketing
Company Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Employment History

Rardin is recognized as an expert in strategic and business planning, commercializing new technologies, capitalization, and international joint ventures. He is an experienced senior executive officer with extensive international experience. Ron earned an MBA, was Trustee and Vice President of The Rainier Club, and Chairman of the Snohomish County Airport Commission among other accomplishments and activities. Ron was General Partner of Harbour Point Golf Course.



Mentoring Objectives & Scope

The mentoring objective is to meet the demand of the student’s interest and objectives, and help in any way possible.

Based on previous year’s experiences, each student will have differing issues and objectives.  How can I be of assistance to the student?  This might be networking, assistance with class selection, discussion of present position and how to advance in leadership positions, etc.

My expertise is in the aerospace supply chain and East Asia specifically.  I consider myself to have an excellent network of business leaders in the Northwest and East Asia in these areas.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

We can meet at the SU Campus or at SKR Automation.

Additional Information

I have no expectations of the student.  I am here to assist the student as they determine, to the extent of my experiences and qualifications.