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About Ron Hewett

About Leadership & Performance

Meet Ron Hewett

Ron Hewett, Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired) is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy. He enjoys sharing his experiences over a life time of challenges as a naval officer, educator, maritime ports executive and corporate leadership consultant with leaders at all levels who want to improve their prospects for success and lead their organizations more effectively.

As a naval officer, Ron served on 6 cruisers and destroyers of World War II vintage. He was assigned tours of duty in all three major ship departments, Operations, Weapons and Engineering. Later in his career he was assigned to the combat logistics force where he served on 3 more combatants and commanded the USS Kiska (AE-35), the U.S. Navy’s most modern and largest ammunition ship, during the first Gulf War where he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.

Kiska was the first logistics ship to enter the Persian Gulf and went on to win all battle efficiency awards in its class. Ron also served tours in the Pentagon as the head of Surface Warfare Manpower and in the Navy’s Logistics Plans and Policy Division. He was instrumental in constructing the manpower plan to crew the U.S. Navy’s 600 ship fleet, as well as the architect of the Navy’s Battle Damage Repair program that was successfully employed during Operation Desert Storm.

After his naval service, Ron pursued graduate education studies at The George Washington University and certified as a high school teacher in Virginia where he received the first Mike Campbell Award for Teaching Professionalism and Leadership at Potomac High.

About Ron Hewett

In 2003 Ron was hired by APM Terminals, North America’s largest maritime ports operator, to spearhead a management and leadership program for its managers. The program became the standard for the waterfront industry and included training for international participants. By 2008, Ron was the Senior Director of HSE and with his team of professionals led APM Terminals to be recognized as the safest and most efficient port operator in the world.

He is the founder and President of Leadership and Performance and as a corporate leadership consultant, Ron has worked with numerous domestic and international corporations, operating in high-risk environments, seeking to improve their operations and leadership culture by developing and sustaining solid leadership and performance strategies.

Ron earned a Masters of Management Science from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. In addition, he is certified as a teacher in the state of Virginia and certified by the U.S. Coast Guard to instruct Leadership and Managerial Skills as part of the international standard for senior mariners and holds other certifications in safety management.

Ron and his wife, Emily, live in Sanford, a great little town in the Research Triangle Park Region of North Carolina. He was elected to public office in 2002. His daughter lives in New York and his son and his family live in Los Angeles. His interests are community service projects, golf and sailing.

Part Facilitator, Part Teacher, Always Coaching!

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