Board of Governors


Ron Couch, AHC, CFDAI


President and COO, CIH

Ron Couch began his career in the door and hardware industry on the factory floor at Best Lock in 1985. Since then, he has worked in roles on both the manufacturer and distributor sides of the business. At Best, he was able to advance his career through quality control, engineering and sales before transitioning to Vice President of Sales and Contract Construction in 2000. After helping with the acquisition of Best Lock by Stanley in 2003, Ron transitioned to executive leadership roles within the Stanley organization. In 2007, he joined Central Indiana Hardware (CIH) as Vice President of Sales, and in 2013, became their President and COO.   Throughout his career, Ron has been recognized as a visionary leader and has participated in several advisory boards within the door hardware and security industries. He has also been involved with over a dozen business acquisitions both domestically and abroad. Ron holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned his AHC credential in 2000. He has been a member of CSI since 1998.