Ronald Gardhouse

Vice Chair, Altarum's Board of Trustees; Retired Executive

Ronald Gardhouse

Ronald Gardhouse’s career has been focused on the domestic and international automotive industry, as follows:

  • VP Corporate Strategy, International Automotive Components, tier-one global worldwide interior trim supplier
  • Group CFO, Detroit Electric, start-up full electric vehicle development, Europe and China
  • CEO, Next Energy, non-profit dedicated to accelerating advanced energy technologies
  • CEO, Microheat Technologies, start-up venture introducing heated wash technology to the automotive market
  • EVP CFO, Advance Accessory Systems, design and distribution of automotive accessories, roof racks, and towing systems, in North America and Europe
  • EVP Exide Technologies, global worldwide design, and distribution of automotive and commercial batteries
  • VP, Chrysler -25 years, series of positions: President Asia-Pacific Operations-Singapore; Assistant Corporate Treasurer; Deputy Managing Director-Mexico; Assistant Corporate Controller; other positions in North America and Europe

Mr. Gardhouse began her career as a certified public accountant at Deloitte and Touche. He holds a bachelor degree in Accounting and MBA from Eastern Michigan University and Michigan State University, respectively.