Chet Ross

Chet-Ross-pic1-146x150Business Name: Chet Ross – Devon & Associates
Business Genre: business, consulting, manufacturing
Member Name: Chet Ross
Long Business Desc.:Chet S. Ross
Managing Director
Devon Associates
chetross@gmail.com
602 510-2040

For the past 12 years Chet Ross has been mentoring and advising small business.  For 10 of those 12 years he was a member of the SCORE Association where he held various leadership positions including southwest regional vice president.  He is presently managing director of Devon Associates, a management consulting firm in Scottsdale.

Prior to that, with a partner, he founded Waterlink, Inc. and as CEO grew the company organically and by acquisition.  Three years later he took the company public on the New York Stock Exchange.

His business career started after service in the US Navy when he joined Wallace & Tiernan, Inc. an international leader of water treatment equipment where he held various marketing leadership positions.  In partnership with five venture capital firms he led a management buyout of the company and became chairman, president and CEO of this multinational company.  Wallace & Tiernan was acquired three years later by the British firm, North West Water, PLC.  Ross joined North West Water as president, North West Water, Inc.in the USA and managing director, North West Water Process Engineering, with headquarters in Manchester, England from which he retired and then started Waterlink, Inc.

Chet is an industrial engineering graduate of Penn State and has 23 years active and reserve service in the aviation branch of the US Navy from which he retired with the rank of Commander, USN (ret).

For the past 12 years Chet S Ross has been mentoring and advising small business. For 10 of those 12 years he was a member of the SCORE Association where he held various leadership positions including southwest regional vice president. He is presently managing director of Devon Associates, a management consulting firm in Scottsdale.