Gateway Venture Mentoring Service

Ron Parks


University of Illinois, Urbana – BFA in Industrial Design

Industry Experience

Over 15 years of progressively responsible corporate experience encompassing the areas of Industrial Design, New Products, Service Marketing, Design Management, Market Research, etc.

  • Aluminum Company of America ALCOA – Pittsburgh, PA
  • SCDA – Skaneateles, NY
  • Towle Silversmiths – Newburyport, MA


Founded Durham Parks Associates in 1973 – Clayton, MO

Over 40 years of experience serving corporate Clients locally and nationally with creative services of New Product Development & New Product Introduction

  • Marketing • Product Development
  • Industrial Design • Design Engineering
  • Marketing Research • Public Relations
  • Advertising • Sales Promotion

Business Community Activities

  • Clayton Rotary Club – Past President
  • Clayton Chamber of Commerce – Previous Board Member

Current Status

  • Semi-Retired • GVMS Mentor
  • Substitute Teacher – Special School District