“I have known Richard for many years following his devoted involvement for the benefits of ACS members. It was Will Rogers who said: ‘It is not enough to be on the right tract, you will be run over if you just sit there’.  Richard is the person who conducted his ACS activities with this principle in mind.  He was never satisfied with past accomplishments.  He was continuously searching for new ways to improve our Society for every member from the youngest chemists to the most respected prominent scientists; in both academia and industry.  His principle can be summarized in one short sentence: MEMBERS ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT ASSETS.  He will carry his diligence and devotion to the Board of Directors. He will be an outstanding representative of District I.”

― ACS Past President and Member of the Professional Relations Division