I wanted to share what I believe will be an exciting step in Equilibar’s continuing growth.
My passion as an engineer and entrepreneur has always been technical innovation. My recent travels and collaboration with key partners have only heightened my awareness of the rapid speed of technical advances happening all around the world. I strongly believe this moment in time offers unique opportunities to expand not only Equilibar’s fluid control technologies, but the technologies of all Richards Industrials products.
To realize this potential, I’m excited to announce that I have taken on a newly created role as Vice President of Innovation for Richards Industrials, which means I will lead and facilitate Research and Development for Equilibar in Asheville as well as all other Richards Industrials brands in Cincinnati.
I’m just as excited to announce that David Reed will take the helm as President of Equilibar. David has been with the company for almost ten years and will complete an MBA program this spring. As Vice President of Operations, David has been managing much of Equilibar for quite some time, and he will continue to do so.
In addition, Tony Tang will become Operations Director, building on his decade of both technical and managerial experience at Equilibar, and Ryan Heffner will become Single Use Technology Manager, building on his expertise in this important emerging market for pharmaceutical and other sanitary processes.
I look forward to hearing from David, Tony and Ryan as they explain their goals and plans to you in more detail in the coming months.
I believe these changes will lead to good things. I, for example, have wanted to focus more on technical work for quite a long time, and I’m excited to be able to pursue some of my ideas. Similarly, David, Tony and Ryan have all been building experience and skills that will benefit their new roles.
Equilibar has always valued open channels of communication and this continues to be true. I invite you to contact any of the team with ideas, comments, concerns, or suggestions. Equilibar’s most exciting technical advances have historically occurred when we work closely with customers and partners. I look forward to collaborating with you!
With warmest regards, Jeff