Ancon is thrilled to announce that Ryan Kring has joined the Ancon team as Vice President of Business Development. Ryan, who received a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from Purdue University in 2002, recently served as Sales Manager at Burkhart Advertising and as Senior Account Executive for Burkhart Sign Systems. Ryan’s roles at Ancon and with Senior Vice President Gary Wetzel include: New Business Development in New Construction and Renovation, Working/Volunteering in the Community, Directing New Marketing Initiatives, Action Planning, Strategic Organization Planning, Maintaining Customer Relationships and Developing New Relationships, Developing and Maintaining Relationships with Local, Regional, and National Architecture Firms, and Problem Solving.
Ryan, who resides in South Bend with his wife Amy has three children. He is currently President of Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) South Bend, Secretary of South Bend Alumni Association, and Active Rotarian.
When asked “Why the career move to Ancon?” Ryan’s response is this – “I smile every time people ask me, “Why did you go to work for Ancon”? I smile because I have been recommending Ancon Construction to businesses and institutions for the past ten years while I was working in the custom sign manufacturing industry. Signs are a product that Ancon sometimes supplies for their customers so I had the privilege to work with Ancon over the last 10 years where I have gotten to know the people, the culture and their integrity. When I was approached by Ancon to discuss the open position everything felt comfortable and very organic. The driving factor was the people that Ancon has in place and the support they provide me. That solid foundation, pardon the construction pun, gives me the confidence to do what I do best and reach my maximum potential. Community is very important to me and Ancon, and all the employees, are heavily involved in all the surrounding counties.
My thought when it came down to letting Ancon know if I was coming aboard boiled down to this – I have been referring them for 10 years, I respect the company, culture and the way they do business. Why would I not want to surround myself with high level people who care and have a culture that encourages success? I smile, because in the end it was a no brainer 10 years in the making…”.