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Confessions of an Excited Accountant

Get To Know Your BATC Staff:
Ron DeCoux, Accounting Manager, 2011

To most people, my job in accounting is considered boring.  I thrive on the deadlines and the opportunity to provide the BATC Board and staff with accurate, timely financial information and analysis. My position here at BATC is anything but boring.

My wife Sandy and I have been married for over 43 years. We have 4 sons, 2 daughters-in law and 3 grandchildren ages 3 to 13.   When I am not at work, I currently have traded playing competitive softball and basketball for cutting lawn on our property near River Falls, WI and playing with my three collector John Deere tractors. 

As a member of the St. Croix Valley Collectors’ Association, there are several events to show off my tractors such as area parades, tractor rides and the Association Threshing Bee in August.  My other interests include collecting toy tractors & implements, sports memorabilia, coins & currency and Jaycee trade pins.

The one thing most people don’t know about me is that I had the opportunity to serve as the 52nd State President of the Minnesota Jaycees in 1983-84, a twelve-year member of the New Brighton-Mounds View Rotary Club and nine years  on the North Oaks Planning Commission.  All of these volunteer leadership positions have prepared me well for my work at BATC.

Having just completed my first year of employment with BATC, I continue to be amazed by the wide variety of activities and events that BATC schedules for the association members.  With almost 40 years of accounting experience with manufacturing companies, BATC presents a challenging work environment that fills my work days with a wider variety of tasks than my previous employers.  I am honored to work with such a creative, talented and dedicated group of co-workers who definitely know how to have “fun” working together.

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