President and Chief Executive Officer of Data General Corporation (data storage and enterprise solutions supplier) from 1989 to 1999; held other positions at Data General Corporation from 1986 to 1989. Partner at Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) from 1976 to 1986. Director: State Street Corporation (financial services company) and Courier Corporation (book manufacturer and specialty publisher). Trustee Emeritus: Massachusetts General Hospital.
Previously, Skates was a Partner with Price Waterhouse in Boston. He is a graduate of Harvard College and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Ron also serves as a director at Raytheon Company, Gilbane Inc., State Street Corporation and Courier. He is also a Trustee at the Massachusetts General Hospital (emeritus) and the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization.more » « less