Ralph is a retired business owner who spent nearly 35 years of his executive career in the ceramic tile and stone business in all aspects of business: manufacturing, importing, distribution and wholesale/retail sales. Ralph has a Bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University in business and finance. Before starting his own business, he was President of North American operations for an English tile manufacturer which was one of the largest producers of tile in the world. He was responsible for two manufacturing facilities and nine distribution locations thru out the USA and Canada. Soon after starting his own business, he was invited to become a partner in one of the largest tile importer and distribution operation in the USA. This operation had 32 locations, sales approaching 100M and about 500 employees. Ralph was managing partner and principal owner of the NJ/NY/PA operation. He served 12 years as a board member and executive committee member of the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association and in 2007 was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the industry. Ralph traveled extensively throughout the world as part his business.