Vice President Corporate Relations - RICH Products
BGCB Board Member since 2014
Howard Rich joined Rich Products Corporation in 1979 assuming a variety of sales, marketing and leadership positions. In 1986, Howard joined Rich Products of Canada, Ltd. as vice president. In 1992, he was named Canadian Division President, including international sales responsibilities in Western Europe. By 1997, Howard was named chief operating officer of the division, assuming responsibility over manufacturing & distribution operations for the division, in addition to sales and marketing. Howard served in this capacity until 2009, when he led the launch of Rich’s Ingredients division, which focuses on industrial applications of Rich’s non-dairy products throughout the foodservice and retail industries. He served as president of this division for more than four years before taking on his current role.
Currently Howard holds the position of Vice President of Corporate Relations and is responsible for managing the company’s “Better our Community” initiatives and comprehensive Corporate Citizenship plan. Additionally, he manages the Rich’s campus facilities, including “C3” renovations to the company’s world headquarters and is responsible for hosting customer visits and the planning and execution of a new, state-of-the-art global Innovation and Research & Development Center.
Married to Lyn they have 4 daughters, a son-in-law and one granddaughter.
Hobbies: enjoying time with his family, community service activities, photography, tennis and cycling.
Why I joined BGCB: It’s all about the kids and giving them a chance to achieve their potential.