Ron Laker

Ron is the President and CEO of Next Century Studios, LLC (  NCS produces, edits and distributes web television and HD video attraction marketing tools. He is the host of the Web .TV show.

Ron Laker is a natural entrepreneur, business leader and mentor with a passion to help other entrepreneurs succeed. With over 30 years of Trading, Commercial and Executive Leadership experience, he was the President and CEO of Trademark Metals Recycling (TMR), the largest full service scrap metal processing company in the Southeast.

Early in his career with The David Joseph Co. (DJJ), the Nation’s oldest and largest scrap metal brokerage firm, Ron developed a keen understanding of the scrap market’s fragmented industry dynamics. In his role as a District Trading Manager, while doodling on a placemat at dinner one evening, Ron penned a vision of a very large, full service scrap processing company. With that vision TMR was born, and within 10 years of inception, Ron led the organization to become the 20th largest privately held company in Florida, generating $700 million in sales and employing 650 people.

Under Ron’s leadership at TMR he created an enviable corporate culture having improved the employee favorable rating from 47% to 97%, with his “All for One –One for All” philosophy.

Ron takes an active role in the community as a Board member of the CEO Council of Tampa Bay and advisor to many growing business’.

A native of Batesville, Indiana, Ron is a hall of fame athlete and was a scholarship basketball player for Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the proud father of two sons; Scott is a Doctor in Denver and Michael, a Harvard grad, works as an analyst with McKinsey Consulting in Palo Alta California.