Rich has been with Komatsu America for twenty-seven years, beginning his career in 1990 in manufacturing. He has served in a variety of functions at Komatsu including manufacturing, product support, contract administration, technical support and product marketing. Rich’s wide range of experience has been of particular value in new product development and expanding business into new markets. Rich is on the on the National Mining Association Board of Directors, is the current President of National Mining Association Manufacturers and Services Board of Governors and is also on the Board of Directors of the Energy Equipment and Infrastructure Alliance. Rich is a Business Administration and Management, Summa Cum Laude graduate from the University of Illinois at Springfield and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the International Honor Society for AACSB accredited Business Colleges.