Ronald Fowlkes has been designing tactical gear for members of the armed services for over twenty years; He has designed and delivered excellent tactical related products as a result of being in a branch of the armed services himself! He himself has worked on the Saint Louis Police Department’s SWAT team, located in the state of Missouri, after having been accepted into the Army Jump School, and also the Marine Corps. Prior to being involved with FirstSpear, Ronald Fowlkes was a Manager of Business Development at Eagle Industries, and was involved with the business development and product sales for ITW.
Essentially, he was repeatedly seeing the FirstSpear brand in a lot of his professional work to the point where he decided that he wanted to jump onboard with the FirstSpear crew. He dubbed it the “Ferrari of tactical gear” or the “Gucci of tactical gear”, and so it was natural that he wanted to get more involved. Ronald Fowlkes says that FirstSpear makes their money at trade shows and even with government contracts such as local and state governments, and the Department of Defense as well. He says that it was tough on the kids at first because they had to move locations for FirstSpear, but as soon as they saw that they got bigger rooms than before, then they were happy. Personally for Ronald Fowlkes, he’s also excited because he’s actually a part owner of FirstSpear.
He combines his years with the various departments of law enforcement and armed services, and his knowledge of the business world, to better market the top quality products that FirstSpear puts out for the world. In order to be as productive as he is, Ronald Fowlkes always stays caffeinated with Mountain Dew, a choice that he picked up after not being able to have the water necessary to make coffee in the Marine Corps.
His work life in the day today consists of answering a lot of voicemails and other messages. Ideas for new products come from the field, and are further developed with his research and development units inside FirstSpear. From laser cutting to reduce weight, and patenting their products to reduce copyright infringement, Ronald Fowlkes is helping to create an integral brand within the armed services and law enforcement communities.