Recognizes an alumnus/alumna for their outstanding service to the Smeal Alumni Society.
Ron Sloan spent 41 years working in steel, oil, agricultural chemicals, commercial real estate and joint ventures, retiring from United States Steel Corporation in 2010. He worked in multiple disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing, systems and production planning. Sloan was an original officer of PRO-TEC Coating Company, an American-Japanese joint venture and world leader in the production of automotive steel. PRO-TEC received the Malcom Baldridge National Quality Excellence Award, in 2008. Since retiring, Sloan has served as a consultant and executive coach including a current assignment with Massaro Corporation of Pittsburgh. Sloan served as a member of the Smeal Campaign Committee during the For the Future Penn State fundraising campaign. He has also worked with the Smeal Club of Pittsburgh when originally formed over 10 years ago, and remains as an advisor to the club. Sloan is also a guest lecturer at the Smeal College of Business, and volunteered as an academic recruiting coordinator for Penn State in Northwest Ohio. Sloan received his master’s degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.