Richard’s 40 year career has centered on the application of the methods of physical chemistry to the solution of problems of industrial importance. He earned a B.S. in chemistry from Ramapo College of New Jersey and an M.S. in chemistry from Marquette University and has been employed as Sr. Research Engineer, Sr. Research Chemist, Sr. Exec. VP and Director QA for companies, including Lockheed Engineering, Management and Sciences Company (NASA White Sands Test Facility), Olin Chemicals Research, Schering-Plough Research Institute, Pharmalytica Services (a company he co-founded) and Pine Lake Laboratories, where he is presently employed. He has lived and worked in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Colorado, Wisconsin and New Mexico.