Trone Research and Consulting

About TR+C Panels

TR+C Panels are organically grown and proprietary online research panels that provide our clients access to pre-qualified, willing survey respondents. Survey participants are entered in monetary sweepstakes or sometimes offered products.

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How the Research Is Used

Trone Research + Consulting conducts research on behalf of manufacturers, distributors and other specialized service industries. We gather customer feedback to help improve and develop categories, products and services. TR+C Panels are a quick, efficient way to answer key questions at a fraction of the cost of other research methods. Our goal is to provide clients with valuable audience information that leads to measurable results.

Survey Details

Invitations to complete surveys are sent by email. We can only accept one participant per email address, but multiple family members, age 21 or older, may sign up as long as separate email addresses are used. We will never try to sell you anything, and all information given to us will remain confidential as explained in our Privacy Policy. If you wish to unsubscribe, you may do so at any time. Currently, only residents from the US and Canada are invited to join. If you have further questions, please check our Terms & Conditions or contact us.

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Doug Barton, President & CEO

Doug Barton

President & CEO

Doug is a career research, analytics and brand marketing executive with more than 35 years of experience working with Top 50 market research firms, Fortune 500 companies and marketing firms on client and supplier side.

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He is a leader and advisor with a proven track record of solving business challenges for start-ups as well as small to large businesses across the world. Doug’s industry experience spans across hospitality, telecom, CPG, financial services, insurance, textile and apparel, turf and ornamental, animal health and retail.

Kimberly Ness

Kimberly Ness

SVP, Insights & Marketing

With 25+ years of experience across research, branding and marketing, Kimberly has the unique ability to transform complicated data into a simple strategic plan that achieves results.

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She has led marketing efforts for global and national brands and has a specialty in animal health, working with brands like Zoetis, Boeringer Ingelheim and Mars Petcare. She is known as an industry thought leader and has been a featured speaker at Global Pet Expo, AAHA, CBI, Brakke Consulting and Fetch, a dvm360 conference.

Tom Minsel

Tom Minsel

PhD, Head of Research & Data Science

Tom is our PhD Statistician and master data miner with 25+ years in direct marketing, customer targeting, modeling and research design.

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His areas of expertise include statistics, applied and theoretical measurement, psychological research, survey research, summative and formative evaluation, SAS, sampling, trend analysis and generally all things analytics. Tom oversees more than 65 comprehensive studies each year to help clients better understand their customers.