Richard Mills is Keynote Speaker at Ijona Skills. and He brings diverse executive experience from manufacturing, sales & marketing, operations, leading multiple global locations; utilizing his backgrounds in government, venture capital, private equity, private and public environments.
Executive Recruiter - Patina Solutions and Find-My-Executive LLC (Founder) - Taking a different approach to finding the right executive for your firm's needs. We don't come from the world of staffing and recruiting - We come from business.
Chair - Vistage International - Vistage is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of chief executives. Member companies are better run and grow their revenues, on average, at twice the percentage growth rate after joining Vistage.
President / CEO - Motion Tech Automation, LLC - Led this distributor of control products and value-added manufacturing of electrical assembly and machining. Managed elimination of subordinate debt and the expansion of product lines in order to obtain a successful private equity transition
Vice President, Worldwide Sales - Colder Products Company (A Dover Company) - Set and implemented strategic plan for global expansion of a manufacturer of fluid handling systems serving Industrial, Life Science and Medical Device applications. Increased operating margins 1,050 basis points
Managing Director (Gesch?ftsf?hrer) European Operations - CPC GmbH - developed European sales and marketing presence and laid the foundation for Europe / Asia sourcing and German manufacturing.
Business Unit Manager - SICK, INC. - Expanded the North American position of a mature controls business to a sustained era of hyper-growth of over 32% CAGR for 8 years.
Principal Engineer - Honeywell (Military Avionics Division)
Lt. Colonel - US Air Force / Minnesota Air National Guard
Boards & Organizations:
Managing Director, CPC GmbH, Mainz Germany
Junior Achievement, Volunteer
Oak Hills Church - Drama team and Central America missions team leader