What is your Job Title and when did you start at Richards?

  • I am the VP of Marketing / Jordan Valve Product Manager.  I’m responsible for all Marketing, Product Management and the Jordan Valve Product Line.  I started at Richards on July 16, 2008.

Education and work backgrounds:

  • Education: Moeller High School, University of Notre Dame and Thomas More College.  Work History:  XOMOX Corporation – 17 years, Health Resource Publishing – 6 years, Victory Wholesale Group – 2 years

What part of your job is most intriguing to you? Why?

  • The importance of relationships in the valve industry. All things being equal, people buy from people they like.

Favorite Cincinnati activity? 

  • Due to Cincinnati’s abundant number of restaurant choices, I enjoy checking out new places to eat with my family.

How and why did you move here – or are you from here? 

  • I grew up in Reading, OH, then I went to South Bend, IN for school. My first real job was in Dayton, Ohio.  I also lived in Bay City, MI and St. Louis, MO but came back to Reading in between and after both of those cities.  I moved to Evendale, OH in 2018 and have been there since.

Cool thing most people don’t know about you? 

  • I was a high jumper in high school.

Favorite thing to cook or eat? 

  • Favorite thing to cook – breakfast for the family.  Breakfast is my favorite meal.

What made you choose your career? 

  • I feel like my career chose me.  I was working part time at XOMOX while looking for a career and a couple months later, they offered me a full time position – I accepted and have stayed in the industry for 30 years.

If you could be a student forever, what would you study? 

  • Math and History.

Are you involved in a non-profit, community organization or professional organization?

  • I am a member of the Valve Manufacturers Association and serve on the Market Trends Committee.

Goal at Richards Industrials?

  • To help the “next generation” of RI employees take the business to the next level.