Ron Rice has a wealth of hands-on customer service, Sales and Leadership experience.
Although the bulk of his career has been primarily resided in the business to business world, the values and principles that have made him successful will continue to serve him well. Ron’s sales background has underscored the importance in understanding customer needs and desires and creating long term lasting relationships.
Ron regularly hears from past customers as an example of the lasting relationships that he forges. Ron partnered with Joe at Joe Manausa Real Estate because the unique approaches and systems that were developed and employed outside of the real estate industry were missing and were needed in home sales. Ron stated,
“While I had many opportunities to join other organizations, I could not find one that adequately embraced bringing customer service, Sales Leadership and technology to help customers buy and sell homes. I am certain that Joe Manausa Real Estate is rewriting the book for the Real Estate Industry!”
Ron relocated to Tallahassee from the Greater Atlanta area in 2012 with his wife, Pamela and their son, R.J. Ron and his family are enjoying living in the Capital City.
Professional Industrial Sales (1995 - 2012)
Ron began his professional sales career near San Francisco California with Xpedx a subsidiary of International Paper. Ron’s initial responsibility was selling packaging equipment throughout the Northern California market. Ron quickly realized that he had the capability and desire to grow within the organization and rapidly moved into a commissioned sales position and relocated to the Sacramento area with Xpedx. Ron successfully held this position for nine years.
Ron joined Kent Landsberg in 2004 and was quickly promoted to Division Manager and relocated to the Atlanta area where he ran a $17 million distribution company. Ron’s most recent position in Industrial sales was as the Vice President of Sales for a leading Janitorial Supply Company. His responsibilities included a leading a sales staff of 20 who were located in multiple states and the entire inside sales and customer service departments.
Upon leaving the United States Army, Ron started his professional career with the Formica Corporation in Cincinnati, Ohio as production Supervisor. After 18 months in that position, Ron was promoted to Production Control Manager and relocated to Rocklin, California with the Formica Corporation.
Ron left the natural beauty of California to further his career as Plant Manager Trainee with Continental Plastic Containers near Chicago, Illinois. It was here, while working through a manufacturing problem, that Ron realized that his true passion and expertise was in sales!
US Army (1986-1991
Upon graduating from West Point, Ron joined College Football Hall of Fame and Coaching Legend, Jim Young’s staff as a Graduate Assistant Coach during the 1986 season. His primary duties were Offensive Line Coach for the Junior Varsity Team.
After his season of coaching, Ron attended Field Artillery Officers Basic Course at Ft. Sill Oklahoma. He was assigned to Ft. Benning, Georgia where he held various leadership positions including Fire Support Officer, Fire Direction Officer, Executive Officer, and Battalion Maintenance Officer.
Ron held a leadership position during Operation Desert Storm. participated in combat operations as a Field Artillery Officer during Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. Ron was assigned to the 24th Infantry Division which is recognized for the quickest Mechanized Attack in Modern Warfare. During this period, he led 100 soldiers and was responsible for various vehicles and weapon systems. He received various military awards and received an Honorable Discharge from the Army. Ron served in the United States Army for over six years and attained the rank of Captain during his service to the country.
West Point 1982-1986
Ron Rice At West Point Graduation
Ron was appointed to the Unites States Military Academy after attending the Unites states Military Academy Preparatory School for a year.
He earned his degree in engineering Management and excelled as a member of the football program and in leadership positions within the Corp of Cadets.
Ron was a three year starter at center and he was recognized by being named All East, and Honorable Mention All-America honors. Additionally, he is recognized by USA Today as one of the 54 all-time great players of the last 53 years.