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John Ralston

John A. Ralston


B.E. with honors, Tau Beta Pi, Yale University; Marketing Management Executive Program, Harvard Business School. Mr. Ralston has had an extensive career as a corporate executive and entrepreneur. Progressing through technical, marketing and general management positions in several publicly held companies, his corporate career culminated as President of a major subsidiary of a NYSE-listed corporation. His experience included instrumentation, process control and industrial automation, computer peripherals, electrical products, and power supplies. Leaving the corporate world, he acquired and operated a manufacturer of custom transformers for over a decade, until selling its operating assets and focusing on software development for manufacturing applications. Mr. Ralston joined RLS Associates in 2003, bringing the perspective of his experience as a member of corporate M&A teams, as well as that of an entrepreneurial buyer, to assisting sellers of mid-market companies.