Colorado Christian University
Ronald Stites

Ronald Stites

Faculty Spotlight

Degrees and Experience
  • MBA, Finance and Accounting (Regis College)
  • BS, Chemistry (University of Kansas)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Mr. Ron Stites has over thirty-five years of business experience in technical operations, marketing, marketing research and technology development. He has worked at many organizational levels from front line supervision to CEO. He has managed technical sales and marketing operations with up to $55 million in annual revenue. He has also been involved in numerous technology-based startups as a technology leader with five US patents to his credit.

Mr. Stites has operated a business consultancy since 1996, assisting a wide variety of companies with:

  • Sales and Marketing Performance
  • Financial Performance
  • Technology Evaluation and Development
  • Responding to and Winning Large Corporate and Government RFP’s
  • Scaling of Processes (Bench to Pilot to “Semi-works”)
  • Quality and Reliability of Data and Operational Systems

Mr. Stites hold a BS Degree in Chemistry and an MBA in Finance and Accounting. He has written and presented extensively on a wide variety of topics including:

  • Evidence-based Decision Making
  • Statistical Analysis of Experimental and Survey Data for Decision Making
  • Sales and Marketing in the Technology Driven Company
  • Research and Development Management
  • Managing Scientists and Engineers
  • Reliable Sampling of Complex and Stratified Populations

In addition to his formal education in science and business, Mr. Stites has continued his education many areas of technology and business management. These include:

  • Design of Experiments Training (DoE Training) 2011
  • French – Alliance Française de Denver, 2010-2011
  • ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Training (ANSI and EARA Accredited), QSD, 1997
  • Managing Government Contracts, Educational Services Inc., 1994
  • Project Management Seminar, IT, Inc., 1992
  • Hewlett Packard RTE-6/VM Systems Manager Training, 1984
  • Group Leader Dale Carnegie Sales Advantage Course, 1995
  • Du Pont Co., “Managing Safety : Techniques that Work for Operations Managers,” November, 1990
  • Persuasive Sales for International Technology, Sales Concepts, Inc., Roswell, Georgia, 1990
Publications
  • Blog: http://tek-dev.typepad.com/technology-development/
  • R. C. Stites, Epiphany: A Beginning of a Spiritual Journey, eBook, Amazon Kindle, December 1, 2016
  • R. C. Stites & Emily Hueni, et. al., “Colorado Well Spot, Putting Colorado Oil and Gas Regulations on the Map,” Presentation for Go Code Colorado, Ft. Collins, CO, April 3, 2016, Awarded as Finalist in Business Application using State of Colorado Databases.
  • R. C. Stites, Lee Yuan Ming & Matthew James, “Oil Shale, Treasure Trove or Pandora’s Box, A 10 Week Study and eBook,” Presented at 35th Oil Shale Symposium, Salt Lake City, UT, October 5, 2015
  • R.C. Stites, Lee Yuan Ming & Matthew James, Oil Shale, Treasure Trove or Pandora’s Box, eBook, Amazon Kindle, available for Pre-Sale, Release Date September 15, 2015
  • eBook:  R. C. Stites, The Science, Art and Discipline of Technology Development, Amazon Kindle, April, 2015
  • R. C. Stites, “Conquer Pilot Plant Challenges,” Chemical Processing, November 2015, Pages 39-40
  • R. C. Stites, “Experiment Design Validates Measurement Technology,” Ethanol Producers Magazine, May 21, 2014
  • R. C. Stites, “Using DoE in R&D Projects – A Practical Approach,” Presented to the 3rd Annual Meeting of European Design Expert Users Group, StatCom, Vienna, Austria, June 25, 2012
  • R. C. Stites, “Second Generation Bio-Fuels – Feasible by 2020?”, Presented to the Society of Mechanical Engineers, London, England, May 24, 2012
  • R. C. Stites, “Total Propagated Uncertainty,” 42nd Annual Bioassay Conference, Las Vega, NV, October, 2002
  • R. C. Stites and Harry Borg, “QC Mania:  How to Insure that Your Environmental Project Fails”, Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 6, 2002
  • R. C. Stites and Dr. B. K. Bagawandoss, “Electronic Reporting of Data from Commercial Environmental Laboratories”, Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, March 3, 2001 (Re-published in the Environmental Laboratory Washington Report, May 2001)
  • R. C. Stites and John C. Walsh, “Cost Accounting for Laboratories”, Superfund XVIII/HazWaste World, Washington, D.C., December 2, 1997, (Invited Speaker)
  • R. C. Stites, “Potential Pollution Source from Gas Processing Industries”, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 84e, March, 1988 (abs)
  • R. C. Stites, “Managing Techniques for the Analytical Laboratory (Managing Scientists and Engineers)”, Pittsburgh Conference, 1295, 1988 (abs)
  • R. C. Stites and J. A. Berges, “Data Processing Techniques for Reducing Background Interferences on GC/MS Mass Spectra”, Pittsburgh Conference, 503. 1985 (abs)
  • R. C. Stites, “Pascal-Microprocessor Based Laboratory Management programs”, Pittsburgh Conference 290, 1985 (abs)
  • R. C. Stites, “Composition and Analysis of Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids,” Natural Gas Sampling Workshop, University of Kansas, 1982 (abs)