Ron Chan has been a Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) Board Member since 2008 contributing in the areas of marketing, advertising, and events management. Ron brings over three decades of Silicon Valley marketing experience and execution as VP of Marketing, holding senior positions in high tech global, start-up and concept stage companies. He also serves on the Board for a China based biotech start-up company.
Ron's involvement with the PPM started long before he became a Board Member. He started as a PPM volunteer on Sunday's as a docent and helping at the Pacific Pinball Exposition (PPE), the largest event of its time featuring 400+ pinball machines, science exhibits, murals and seminars. Ron's volunteers at other pinball venues including Pin-A-GoGo, Northwest Pinball Show and California Extreme. He also a member of the Sacramento Pinball Group, Thursday Night Pinball Group, and a charter member of the Pinball Organizers Association - a national collaborative group of show organizers sharing calendars, ideas and resources.
Through his volunteerism at PPM and pinball community involvement Ron saw past the Museum's entertainment face value and appreciated its multiple facets of focus on pinball art, science and history. His wife of 37+ years has permitted him to get rid of "useless" household items like a dining room set, sofas, chairs, coffee tables and lamps to transform their living room into an arcade featuring neon signs, a jukebox, Americana and games spanning from a 1958 electromechanical bowler to the latest modern amusement marvels.
Contributing on the PPM Board is a perfect convergence of Ron's passion for pinball and his lifelong career commitment for marketing excellence. Illustrative of Ron's projects designed to build PPM awareness, branding and web traffic.
The vision of growing and funding PPM to become the "Smithsonian of Pinball" is challenging. Ron is one of a team of diversely creative and analytical talent, which in combination makes the Board function stronger as a whole, than any one person.
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