Pioneer Balloon exec named to state business council

Wayne Roberts, sales executive at Wichita-based Pioneer Balloon, has been named to the state leadership council for the National Federation of Independent Business.

Roberts will assist in developing the association's statewide agenda and building strategies to support small business throughout Kansas. Leadership Council members are nominated by NFIB's state director or current members and elected by the council.

Pioneer Balloon Co. is the nation's largest producer of latex and Microfoil balloons. It also has operations in El Dorado; City of Industry, Calif.; and in Australia, England, Japan and Mexico.