Chief Executive Officer
Ron Merryman is also the CEO and owner of Crescendo Growth Advisors. CGA was formed to allow Ron to fulfill his desire to share his 30 years of professional experience and help others to produce better results while leading more fulfilling and balanced lives. His experience includes serving as Sr. Vice President of Finance and Operations for RS Medical and for Clarity Visual systems. He also held management positions with the projection company InFocus and is a volunteer with the Oregon chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as well as various volunteer positions with WSU in Vanocuver. Mr. Merryman received his education at Lewis and Clark College.
Ron will be responsible for guiding REDpoint International's growth and development as it brings a portfolio of innovative medical products to the marketplace. "I am very excited and honored to be invited to join the team assembled. REDpoint International has a tremendous opportunity to provide simple and innovative products to improve the daily experience of patients and their caregivers. “I am excited to being part of this opportunity," said Merryman. He brings the expertise that will make REDpoint International a healthy long-term business and strong supplier in the medical device field.
Co-Founder, VP Business Development
Prior to REDpoint, Valerie worked at Portland International Airport for 6 years for Huntleigh USA and Aviation Safeguards. While working at Portland International Airport she was responsible for transitioning about 300 employees from the company’s private screening contract to the federal government (TSA). Valerie was responsible for human resources, had oversight of payroll, negotiated client contracts, monitored contract compliance and managed state and federal regulatory compliance as well as managing the employee base through supervisors. Before working at Portland International Airport, Valerie was an outside sales associate with Qwest Dex where she retired after 30 years. During that distinguished career, she earned many awards for outstanding sales, marketing, advertising and customer service by developing market-driven strategies through demographic and customer needs analysis. Valerie, who is a results driven performer, maintained and grew annual revenues to about $4 million dollars, demonstrating an in-depth understanding of competition.
Valerie is very community minded and has been a part of the fund raising efforts for Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure for Breast Cancer since 1992 as well as recently becoming involved in raising funds and being involved in community events for the MS Society. Since 1989 Valerie has helped in her community by rescuing, healing, releasing & re-homing wild and exotic birds.
Additional oversight is held by Valerie of sales and marketing, administration, human resources and customer service.
Co-Founder, Logistics Manager
Ron Ames has served as Director of Research & Development since the inception of the company. Ron has worked as an Industrial Model Maker, Tool Designer, and Tool and Die Maker at Boeing, Tektronics, Western Electric, and Hewlett Packard. He also was an Industrial Engineer for five years at Boeing, developing and creating management data.
Prior to joining REDpoint he was with Hewlett Packard for 27 years where he was part of their printer development team. Ron’s attention to detail and his understanding of the intricacies of the inventive process is all stellar. For the last 18 years of his HP career he was an R&D Engineering Specialist. Ron is and previously was a board member of several non-profits and is very active in the maintaining of the process of involvement of his radio club with the county for emergency communication services. He is also very active in local community fund raisers.
Our entire management team (above) also serves as our Board of Directors.