Ronnie Merchant has joined Blue Ox as director of procurement and design, overseeing the purchasing, engineering, and product development departments, according to a press release.
In his previous positions, Merchant has held several leadership roles in the purchasing of raw materials, supply chain management, and in the development of specifications for engineered parts and materials.
Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Keitzmann said, “Ronnie, and the teams he directs, strive to exceed expectations and support Blue Ox’s foundational commitment to high quality standards. His proven record of building long-term business relationships with suppliers, coupled with his ability to focus design and engineering goals, complements and enhances our ability to meet the needs of our customers with innovative products.”
In addition to his industry experience, Ronnie holds a bachelor’s in advanced manufacturing and an MBA in supply chain and logistics.
“I am excited to be joining this innovating, game changing company,” Merchant said. “I am really looking forward to working with the managers and the staff of Blue Ox’s purchasing, engineering, and product development teams. They are a great group of people, passionate about their work, and dedicated to providing great products that enhance the customer experience.”