Ron Rezek designed the world’s first contemporary-styled ceiling fan, the Stratos, in 1986. But his list of accomplishments in the design world is long and varied, from lifeguard equipment to contemporary lighting. As a young man, Ron learned directly from progressive designers who were his teachers: Henry Dreyfuss, Charles Eames, Neils Diffrient and Don Chadwick. He worked in the studios of Deborah Sussman and Frank Gehry. Ron received a B.A. and an M.F.A from UCLA. In his early career, he taught at UCLA’s art and architecture departments, the Art Center College of Design and Southern California Institute of Architecture. Ron is a design entrepreneur. He has designed, developed, manufactured and marketed his ideas over the length of his four-decade career. His designs reflect his philosophy of “simplicity in form and economy in production.”