Society of Entrepreneurs

Carl Ring: Ring Container Technologies

Carl Ring took his company from one factory when he joined, to 18 manufacturing locations, employing more than 700 people in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain. Not bad considering that his father had once told him that most businesses that made it into the second generation failed anyway.

Kent Ritchey: SOE 2018 Inductee

Kent Ritchey wants to sell you a car. Or, really, anything on his lot at Landers Ford. It’s in his blood. The founder and president of Ritchey Management, LLC and Landers Auto Group has five decades of dealing wheels in the Mid-South, from individual vehicles to dealerships.

Kim Heathcott: SOE 2018 Inductee

Heathcott has come to realize a few truths that she shares with other entrepreneurs. “I’m what you would call a recovering perfectionist,” she says. “You’re just not going to know all the answers. You’ll make decisions that are good and bad and sometimes you get so clutched up over whether it’s the right thing to do — and it may not be.

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