Board Chairman of Seaman Corporation
Richard was recognized as an Honored Life Member of his industry trade organization, the Industrial Fabrics Association International, and was selected as a Wall of Fame Honoree by the Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce. In 2015, Richard was chosen by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year in the Family Business category.
Richard is an avid skier, sailor, photographer, and tennis player. Richard and his wife, Judy, live in Wooster, Ohio. They and the families of their three children are committed to being active owners and stewards of their family business enterprise.
- How To Build A Business That Survives You
- From Shirtsleeves to Shirtsleeves: Why Just 1 in 20 Businesses Survive to the Third Generation
- How Multigenerational Family Businesses Can Help Address Income Inequality
Creating a Lasting Legacy:
The Higher Calling of Entrepreneurship
Today, almost nothing seems impossible to create online and as a result, younger generations are increasingly turning to the gig economy or the exit-strategy entrepreneurial model.
Richard has a fresh message for new entrepreneurs who seek quick gains over traditions and legacies: you have a choice.
Richard is passionate about educating young entrepreneurs about the importance of the multigenerational family business model, including, the economic and social impact on the community, the financial impact on the American economy, and the benefits of a quality of life balance for the business owner.
A skilled and detailed interviewer, Richard is an excellent candidate for Q&A, roundtable, and fireside chats.