Texas Tech University

iTTU Mentor

Ron Cocquyt

Functional Expertise

    • Business Coaching
    • Entrepreneur
    • Inventor

Industry Expertise

    • Manufacturing
    • Small Business Development
    • Sales and Marketing

Ron Cocquyt, President of Hylander Management LLC, has maintained his business coaching practice since 1992. Prior to that, Mr. Cocquyt was President and co-founder of Monarch Products, manufacturer of a patented method for sterilizing surgical instruments. Mr. Cocquyt was the inventor of this product and with his partners built an international company that was eventually sold to Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Cocquyt has also been involved in the establishment and development of two other medical companies, both of which still exist. Along with his business experience, he has spent extensive time in both minor and professional hockey as a coach, administrator, and evaluator. He now combines his coaching experience with his business acumen to successfully advise and mentor the owners of a variety of small and medium-sized businesses. For the past seven years, Mr. Cocquyt has participated in Florida Atlantic University's Business Plan Competition as a mentor to participants and a judge. This mentoring program allows him to work with students as well as community members who are seeking to create effective business plans. He has also spent time mentoring veterans who seek to become entrepreneurs and business owners.