Batesville, In. — Influential Batesville businessman Ronald Fledderman has passed away, he was 78.Mr. Fledderman studied metallurgy and ultimately became the CEO of P & W Tool in Cincinnati. In that post sales increased 700 percent. In 1978 he founded Batesville Tool & Die. He retired from the day-to-day operations in 1987 and retired as chairman of the board in 2003. He also served as director for First Bank & Trust, a director of Fifth Third Bank of Southeastern Indiana and a director and former board President of New Horizons Rehabilitation.He is survived by his wife, five children, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.Visitation is Friday, October 20th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21st at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers and gifts the family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or New Horizons Rehabilitation.