Ron Walker

Chief People Officer

Ron Walker serves as Chief People Officer at NearU.

Starting in 2009, Ron served as President of HVAC Training Solutions, a company that designs, develops, and delivers online and in-person technical and soft skills training required in the U.S. HVAC services space. In this capacity, Ron provided HVAC-specific recruiting and training services to over 1,600 technicians, and consulted for several companies, including SpaceX and TWC Services.

Prior to founding HVAC Training Solutions, Ron served as Service Manager with Central Plumbing and Heating in Great Falls, MT. In this role, Ron led several initiatives to streamline the company’s service operations, including the optimization of price estimation for technical jobs and training of entry-level technicians. Prior to entering the HVAC and plumbing sectors, Ron proudly served in the United States Marine Corps for over 15 years, attaining the rank of Weapons Company First Sergeant.

As a result of his 20-year career in the HVAC space, Ron has deep industry connections with thousands of contractors across the U.S. Ron’s focus areas are the residential and light commercial business segments. His areas of expertise in HVAC entrepreneurship include recruiting, talent management, training, and employee retention.

Ron graduated from Park College with a B.S. in Business Management.