Dick became President in 1984, directing all day-to-day operations of Madison Chemical Co., Inc. and its affiliates. He received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 1972. Dick worked in production and maintenance during school vacations. After serving in the Air Force, he joined Madison Chemical in 1975. He worked in the lab for 18 months and as Operations Manager the next 18 months. He then spent time in sales and purchasing. Dick’s degree and experience allow him to remain involved with R&D, buying strategies, and customer service.