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Ron Shields


Ron Shields, based in Bristow, Virginia, is a highly accomplished senior account and program manager specializing in aviation security. As the President of Shields, LLC since July 2023, he provides crucial guidance to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on TSA purchasing activities and customer growth opportunities. Ron excels as a growth champion, expanding customer positions with government agencies and contributing thought leadership to enhance the brand’s reputation with government clients. His engagement with industry partners and U.S. Government clients reflects his commitment to fostering meaningful collaborations.

In his previous role as TSA Key Account Manager at Smiths Detection, Inc. from 2017 to 2023, Ron demonstrated expertise in maintaining $630 million in direct sales to the TSA. He played a key role in cultivating direct customer relationships, achieving sales targets, and overseeing the proposal management process. Ron’s strategic vision and commitment to innovation are further highlighted by his role as the Director of Aviation Security, North America, at Morpho Detection, LLC, from 2012 to 2017. During this time, he significantly increased ETD consumables sales and drove the introduction of new ETD and EDS products, solidifying his impact in the aviation market.

Ron Shields’ diverse background includes significant contributions to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Defense, and positions in business consulting and senior consulting. With an M.B.A. in Strategic Management from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A. in Marketing from James Madison University, Ron combines a strong educational foundation with practical experience. His leadership and dedication to excellence in aviation security continue to make a lasting impact on the industry, positioning him as a respected professional in the field.