Ron Foxcroft is Chairman & CEO of Fluke Transportation & Warehousing, a Hamilton–based trucking company, and Chairman, Founder & CEO of Fox 40 International Inc., a manufacturer of athletic products, including the Fox 40 Pealess Whistle designed by Ron and now sold in 140 countries and endorsed by almost all major sports worldwide, including the NFL, CFL, NHL, NCAA and the NBA.
A basketball referee at McMaster in his early days, Ron Foxcroft went on to be the NCAA’s only Canadian basketball referee and he officiated international basketball games in more than 30 countries, including the gold medal basketball game in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. Today, he is the only Canadian Evaluator – Observer of Referees working for the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Currently, Ron is Chair of the McMaster Campaign for Athletics & Recreation and has been a member of the Business Advisory Council, the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors. He has volunteered his time to ensure McMaster has the necessary funds to grow and achieve its goals. Contributing to many integral committees and events, Ron has been a dedicated and genuine enthusiast of the Univeristy.
Inducted into the Hamilton Gallery of Distinction in 2005, awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws Degree from McMaster in 2001 and selected as Hamilton’s Distinguished Citizen of the Year in 1997, Ron has been deservingly recognized for his support of McMaster and the Hamilton community. He has also been named by Profit Magazine as one of Canada’s Top 10 Entrepreneurs of the Decade, among a long list of national and international honours.
Honorary membership in the Alumni Association is a tribute to the high regard in which Ron Foxcroft is held by McMaster’s alumni and for his years of support of the University through personal involvement.