About Ron Dukes
Founded in 1999, and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Ronald Dukes Associates, LLC has extensive consulting experience with industrial corporations. Since inception the focus has been on placing executives in engineering, sales, marketing and operations in positions ranging from plant managers, vice presidents, operations directors, general managers and presidents. Clients have been Fortune 500 and equivalent-sized organizations to medium-sized businesses, both private and private equity backed operations.
Before founding his firm in 1999, Ron spent 19 years with Heidrick & Struggles, where he was a Partner, Shareholder and Member of the Board of Directors and was one of the founding members of the firm’s industrial practice. His early professional consulting career was with Booz Allen & Hamilton.
Prior to his consulting career, he was a key human resources executive at American Motors Corporation. Responsible for management development and recruiting for the corporation he was at age 32 the youngest ever promoted to the role. His responsibilities included management of executive search, international human resources, management development, training, performance appraisal systems, and succession planning for the corporation. Previously, he was on the corporate human resources staff of Emerson Electric Company and served as plant supervisor of training and labor relations at Continental Can Company’s largest container plant of 1,500 employees.
Shortly after earning his bachelor’s degree and being elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities, Ron served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, earning a combat badge with an infantry battalion in Vietnam.
Ron is a member of the Detroit Athletic Club and the Economic Club of Chicago. He is a former member of the Board of Visitors of the Peter F. Drucker Graduate Management Center.
For 25 years he was a board member of Chicago Youth Centers (CYC), the largest independent youth agency in the city of Chicago. He served as board chairman and on the executive committee. He continues his involvement with CYC as a committee member and student mentor. Ron also was a 15-year board member of First Nonprofit Insurance Company and chaired its Audit and served on its Investment Committee. He served ten years as a member of the Retirement Plan Subcommittee of the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.
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