Ron Roberts

Vice President of Sales
Mr. Roberts graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1983.  During the past 27 years, Mr. Roberts has been involved in the weathering field in various roles including operations, sales, and management.

Mr. Roberts joined Q-Lab Corporation in August 1995 as the Site Manager for Q-Lab Weathering Research in Arizona, a division of Q-Lab Corporation.  Ron developed a 30 acre weathering site for testing such products as paints, plastics, building materials, automotive, and textiles.

In 1999, Mr. Roberts relocated to Cleveland to become the U.S. Domestic Sales Manager. Three years later, Mr. Roberts was promoted to International Sales Manager. While in this role he oversaw the international sales, and was directly responsible for Q-Lab’s representative network in China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and Singapore.  In January 2005, Ron established a representative office in Shanghai, China.

In 2006, Mr. Roberts was promoted to Director of Sales and in September of 2009 he was named the Vice President of Sales.  In this role, Ron is responsible for worldwide sales of accelerated weathering and corrosion testers manufactured by Q-Lab as well as the weathering and corrosion services provided by the Weathering Research Division of Q-Lab Corporation. Ron directs a team of International Sales Managers, who in turn support a network of distributors in over 60 different countries, and directly oversees Q-Lab’s offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China.  

Mr. Roberts is a member of ASTM (American Society for Testing Materials) and has participated in various committee activities in D08 (roofing), D01 (paints & related coatings), and G03 (weathering standards). He is also a member of SPE (Society of Plastic Engineers), ISO TC82 (photovoltaics), AATCC (American Association of Textile, Chemists, and Colorists), and SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers).

Mr. Roberts has written and presented a number of technical papers and seminars throughout the world.  Many of his technical papers have been published in International trade journals. He can often be found attending trade shows, presenting at seminars and conferences, and providing training worldwide.

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