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Dick was born and raised in Niagara Falls, NY. He began his career at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in 1969 after graduating from Indiana Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He earned an MBA from the University of Dayton in 1976. He held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, quality assurance and marketing with the Small Motor Division of Westinghouse.
He started his career with Emerson Electric in St. Louis in 1981 as a Product manager HVAC motors, then director of marketing 1984 and vice president of marketing 1987 for Emerson Motors. In 1990 Dick was named president of Alco Controls Division of Emerson in Maryland Heights. In 1997 he was named president of Emerson’s Air Moving Motors Division. In 1998 he was named president of Specialty and Air Moving Motors and in 2000 was named group vice president of Emerson’s Commercial Industrial Motors group. In 2004 Dick was named group vice president of Emerson Climate Technologies. Dick retired from Emerson in 2011 after 30 years. He remained on as an Emerson consultant for another two years.
From 2004-2010 Dick had P&L responsibility for Climate Technologies business entity in the Middle East & Africa, as well as the Manila, Philippines call center. Dick had been active in the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) serving on the Board of Directors for more than 25 years and several committees including: Communications; AHR EXPO; Government Affairs; Budget & Investment; and Chair of the International and Audit committees. Dick received Richard Schultz award in 2008 and the Distinguished Service Award in 2011 from AHRI.
Dick traveled the world extensively promoting Emerson’s brand awareness for Copeland, White Rodgers and ALCO Controls while covering marketing and sales for Emerson’s marquee customers in the heating, air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation markets. As the Emerson Climate Technologies LEAD group coordinator from 2006-2013 Dick mentored several high potential managers @ Emerson. From 2014-16 Dick created his own management consulting group, mentoring executives for Fortune 500 companies. Dick also managed Emerson’s corporate sales.