Born and raised in Wichita, KS, Richard graduated from Pittsburg State University with a B.S. in Automotive Manufacturing Technology. His professional background is applications engineering (14 years) and generator set application and technical support (6 years). Richard joined the Kansas City branch staff in 2008, where he runs the service department, and conducts applications testing. In his spare time, Richard enjoys antique cars and tractors, target shooting, reading about history, and spending time with his family.