After 35 years as a member of Frank Mayer and Associates Inc., SVP of Retail Technology Business Development Ron Bowers will retire at the end of July. Bowers began his career with Frank Mayer and Associates in December 1983 as a sales coordinator and quickly moved into an account executive position the following August. His passion for retail, technology solutions, and point-of-purchase displays helped him develop relationships with well-known companies such as Allstate Insurance, Irving Oil, Eagle Foods, Kroger, Miller Brewing, KEO, MacGregor Golf, Arnold Palmer Golf, Nancy Lopez Golf, Nicklaus Golf, and John Deere. Bowers’ projects often earned gold Outstanding Merchandising Achievement Awards (OMAs) in the display industry, including a Display of the Year award from the POPAI organization in 1992 for his work with the John Deere shop-in-shop program.
In 2005, Bowers was promoted to SVP of retail technology business development and used his vast experience and relationship-building skills to generate new project opportunities for Frank Mayer and Associates. His expertise concerning the point-of-purchase business has made him a well-known thought leader in the industry, and he’s been invited to serve on countless speaking panels and interviewed for numerous trade publications over the years. “Ron’s professionalism, drive, loyalty, passion for sales, and the relationships built with clients and associates were the foundations for his success,” says Mike Mayer, president of Frank Mayer and Associates. “His infectious positive attitude should be an example for all of us to follow, and he’ll be missed by clients and associates alike.”
Bowers’ retirement plans consist of spending more time with his wife, children, and grandchildren as well as pursuing his hobbies of golf, reading, and retail technology writing.