As Founder, CEO, and Owner of the PICA group of companies, Rich laid a sturdy foundation and has been the driving force behind our incredible growth and family-based company culture over the last 30 years. While much of his time is now spent on executive management and long-term strategy, his real passion is giving people the opportunity to excel and succeed, since that same life-changing opportunity was once given to him.
A graduate of the University of Akron, Rich is a chemical engineer by training and was involved with the fabrication and assembly of flexible printed circuits. He initially started in photochemical machining, which helped him gain a broad breadth of etching and plating experience. With that experience, he formed PICA Sales & Engineering, a manufacturer’s representative firm. From that, he steered the company into manufacturing and cemented his stature as a visionary and renowned expert in PCB technology.
Rich credits his wife for playing a major role in PICA’s success. He loves to spend time with family, especially his grandchildren. Rich even likes to stay busy during his downtime and enjoys learning new things, traveling, and staying active by golfing, boating, fishing, and jet skiing.