Urschel Laboratories Inc. has announced the appointment by
the Board of Directors of Rick Urschel to president/CEO, effective on
Friday, Sept. 13.
Rick Urschel was serving as vice president of operations.
Bob Urschel, who has served as president/CEO for the past 30
years, will remain actively involved with the company as chairman of the
“As I pass the leadership of the company on to Rick, I am
fully confident in his abilities as the new president and CEO of Urschel
Laboratories,” Bob Urschel said in a statement released on Friday.
Rick Urschel, fourth generation of the Urschel family,
started working at Urschel in 1991. With a management degree from Purdue
University, full working knowledge of every department within the company,
and a passion for technology, he embraces the legacy of carrying on in the
footsteps of the Urschel family of innovators.
One of the few privately held, family-run U.S. manufacturing
companies, Urschel Laboratories Inc. is the global leader in food cutting
technology. Founded in Valparaiso in 1910, by William Urschel, the company
recently acquired approximately 160 acres at Coffee Creek Center in the Town
of Chesterton and is in the process of constructing what will become its new
manufacturing and global headquarters.