Dick was an executive at Parker Hannifin, Emerson Electric and Imperial Clevite. He was owner and president of a machine tool remanufacturer. He is an elder at his church and active with several mission organizations. Dick is a graduate of Cornell University with a degree in mechanical engineering and a Masters of Business Administration. He and his wife Laurie live outside of Cleveland Ohio. They have three children and eight grandchildren.
Dick has been to India many times. He is the chairman of the Executive Administrative Committee (EAC) of the RIMI board.