Ronald was born into a family of tanners -- his grandfather, father, brother, and godfather all worked in tanneries. He is a leather technician, having graduated in Foreign Trade and with a post graduate degree in International Business. With over 20 years of experience in the global leather market, Ronald has extensive knowledge about raw materials, wet blue, crust and finished leathers for upholstery, auto, shoes and leathergoods. His career career has included positions at important Brazilian concerns., including Corbetta SA, Tannery Pinheiros SA, Bertin SA / Bracol, and Luiz Fuga.
He currently works as a senior consultant and leather agent for the global market at JohnZ Leathers.