11/21/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Ronald L. Hollis Appointed as MFG's President and CEO

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Ronald L. Hollis, Ph.D., who joined MFG.com on Oct. 16, 2017, has been appointed the company’s president and CEO.


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Online manufacturing marketplace MFG.com has appointed Ronald L. Hollis, Ph.D., as its president and CEO. Dr. Hollis, who joined the firm on Oct. 16, 2017, has expertise in the manufacturing sector.

Dr. Hollis founded Quickparts.com Inc., a firm that simplified the purchase of low-volume custom parts with patented online instant quoting, and served as its president and CEO. Previously, he founded and served as president and CEO of Rapid Tech Engineering, a company that provided engineering services for product development and was a value-added reseller of 3D printers.

Earlier, as a vice president at Fastec Engineering, he helped guide the operations of this injection molding manufacturer that provided design, engineering and manufacturing for product development companies. Dr. Hollis holds a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Alabama and a doctor of philosophy in technology business management from the University of Alabama–Huntsville.

MFG.com is part of the Fulcrum Equity Partners’ portfolio. In commenting on Dr. Hollis’s appointment, Frank X. Dalton, partner with Fulcrum Equity Partners, says, “Ron’s background and extensive experience in the space is a game changer for MFG.com. We look forward to his new leadership and focus.”

Dr. Hollis says, “I am excited to join MFG.com and lead it into the future. I know the space well and all the players. I also know the challenges and opportunities. My role will encompass many activities, but none is more important than helping MFG.com realize its full potential as the premier destination in the manufacturing sector for discovery. For suppliers, discovery connotes the most efficient means to identify new customers. For buyers, discovery means having an effective resource available to find and qualify suppliers based on their capabilities, profile, rankings, quality and more.”

He adds, “Discovery is an important new value proposition for our organization, comprising many working parts and offering untold opportunities to excel. Manufacturing needs a resource that helps forge buyer-supplier relationships, and MFG.com is poised to meet that need in new and exciting ways.”