Who is Ronald Fowlkes?
Ronald Fowlkes is a former Marine, former law enforcement agent, and now the Manager of Business Development at Eagle Industries. After joining Eagle Industries, he purchased a stake in FirstSpear where he now serves as Director of Business Development. When he isn’t assisting Eagle Industries and FirstSpear with sales, marketing and general assistance he is watching hockey, coaching hockey, or writing about hockey.
In his medium blog, Ronald Fowlkes often writes about recent hockey news. Recently, he gave us his opinion on Jeff Glass, a Cinderella story within the NHL. Glass, an excellent high school athlete, struggled when he got drafted to the minor leagues and eventually moved overseas to play. However, Glass was given a second chance in 2017 and made the most of it. After an injury forced the Chicago Blackhawks to put Jeff Glass, a member of their minor league affiliate on the main roster, on the main roster, Glass was able to excel.
About Eagle Industries & FirstSpear
FirstSpear is a subsidiary of Eagle Industries which is a subsidiary of Vista Outdoors. Vista, through its companies provide a wide range of products ranging from law enforcement equipment to camping gear. Vista Outdoors operates such brands as Butler Creek, Bushnell Golf, Weaver, and many more.
Eagle Industries is a leading name in elite tactical equipment. Eagle Industries provides equipment to law enforcement all over the United States. The company is located out of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
FirstSpear is the newest addition to the Eagle Industries line up. FirstSpear is where the most innovative and creative techniques and technologies are put to use. FirstSpear offers light-weight gear that doesn’t sacrifice protection.
Ronald Fowlkes Joins FirstSpear
Ronald Fowlkes was a customer before he was an employee. During his time in the Marines and law enforcement, there was one name that Ronald Fowlkes kept seeing consistently: Eagle Industries.
The gear with the eagle on it always seemed to be the best equipment available during Fowlkes’ time in the Marines. When his time with the military was over, Fowlkes moved to his home state and joined the local police department. Here, he also saw the same brand on all of the best equipment. When he discovered that the company was based nearby, he contacted them.
Now that he is co-owner of FirstSpear, his responsibilities consist of making calls, keeping the logistics in order, and marketing.
Fowlkes claims that being a great team leader has made him successful at FirstSpear. “Being a team leader from the early days of my career has always enabled me to lead by example,” he explains. “I focus on getting things done…I picked that up from the Marine Corps where they taught us how to use a journal.” Fowlkes says.