Ron currently serves as the Interim Director and Deputy Director for Engineering at the North Dakota Department of Transportation. He is in charge of the engineering area at the Department which is comprised of several programs including; operations, transportation programs, project development, planning, pre-construction, construction, and maintenance. Ron joined NDDOT in 1990 and previously served as Office of Operations Director, Office of Project Development Director, as well as other various capacities including Design, Construction, and as Assistant Engineer for Planning and Programming.
Ron earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Construction Management and Construction Engineering from North Dakota State University in 1988 and 2001. Ron is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Dakota with a background in field construction, statewide operations (construction and maintenance), planning and programming of projects, budget, environmental document preparation, and plan development. He is a member the American Society of Highway Engineers. He currently serves on the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Transportation Policy Forum and Council on Streets and Highways; and as time permits, coaches youth basketball in Bismarck, North Dakota.