Ron Williams is a Knoxville native who grew up in Powell and Fountain City and received his education at the Knoxville State Area VoTec and the University of Tennessee. He spent a number of years in Southern California managing a large manufacturing plant that produced aircraft and race engine parts before returning to East Tennessee to accept a position as a machine tool sales engineer for Sunnen Products. After 28 years and 1.3 million miles of travel with over 800 successful projects, Ron was able to retire from a full-time travel work load. Currently, he works part time as a project consulting engineer from his home office with most of his time spent on the phone. He stays current with today’s technology by helping companies such as Toyota, Chevrolet, Stanadyne and the Air Force.
Ron was elected South Ward alderman in 2016 and mayor in 2018. He is currently serving his second term on the Farragut Board of Zoning Appeals and is a 2015 Introduction to Farragut graduate. A Sugarwood resident for more than 20 years, he has served five separate terms on the Sugarwood Homeowners Association Board and is currently the past president. In addition, he has been the chair of the Sugarwood Homeowners Association Planning and Architectural Committee for the past 15 years and has worked diligently on all of the neighborhood’s improvement projects.
Ron and his wife, TC, have been married for over twenty-five years. In his spare time, Ron is in the garage with friends restoring old cars and trucks.