Richard Feeser is the President Emeritus of Superior Technical Ceramics {STC} in St. Albans, Vermont. He joined the organization in 1985 as Production Manager, promoted to General Manager in 1995 and became President in 2009 upon the passing of President and Owner, Theodore Church. He retired from the organization in 2017.

Richard earned his BS degree in Ceramic Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1973. Upon graduation he accepted an engineering position with Locke Insulator in Baltimore Maryland where he worked as a Process Engineer from 1973 -1977. He was promoted to Process Engineering Manager in 1978 and then Division manager from 1981 – 1985.

As Feeser progressed through his career, it became clear his strength was leading skilled and multi-disciplined teams within manufacturing sectors in the production of ceramic components. He played a key role in the transformation of STC from a small family owned and operated business into a multinational and global supplier of critical components for a broad range of applications.

Richard became a business partner of STC in 1997 and since then, has also been associated with several other ceramic based operations. Using his leadership skills and experience, he has assisted in the development and expansion of many of these other businesses which are still in operation today. His unique style and approach to managing people and solving problems proved to be successful in growing and improving the organizations he has worked with.

Throughout his 32 year career with STC, Richard participated in many domestic and international advisory boards, training teams, community fund raisers and educational efforts such as STEM and vocational cross training with high schools and colleges. He has been active with The American Ceramic Society and the American Association of Ceramic Components Manufacturers {AACCM}. He joined the original board of the newly formed Ceramic & Glass Industry Foundation {CGIF} of the Society, served as board member from 2015 – 2018, and Chair of the CGIF from 2018 -2019. He is still an active participant in the Foundation and Society organizations.

Richard is currently enjoying his retirement in North Carolina with his wife Barbara of 40 years. He has two children, Bryan and Paige who both live with their spouses in the New England area; he also has two grandchildren. Richard and Barbara still take pleasure in home repair and renovation. They spend summers in Maine in their log cabin on a lake in the rural woods of the state.