Richard Foukes, Ph.D. to lead ND Tech Group
ND Tech Group, a division of ND Industries, is proud to welcome Richard Foukes to the team. Rick will serve as the Vice President of Research & Development.
With a Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry, executive level leadership experience, over 3 decades of product development and 17 patents issued, Rick is abundantly qualified to meet the responsibility and challenges of managing the operations of the ND R&D facility. Aside from developing, leading and nurturing his group of chemists and support staff, he will be furthering the research and development of new products for the fastener and adhesives industry. As a coatings, sealants and adhesive expert, Rick brings a wealth of benefits to his team and ND as a whole.
Professionally, Rick has 32 years of experience in the industry, having spent that time with notable companies like Royal Adhesives and Sealants, BASF, FCA Group, PPG, & Skinit.
Academically, Rick has a BS in Chemistry and an MS in Polymer / Physical Chemistry, in addition to his Ph.D.
We’re looking forward to the continued growth in new product development under Rick’s expert guidance.