RCBI Names Martin as June Employee of the Month

Richard H. “Rick” MartinHUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Richard H. “Rick” Martin of Pedro, Ohio, has been selected as Employee of the Month for June by the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing, RCBI Director and CEO Charlotte Weber announced.

“As director of engineering, Rick has major responsibilities at RCBI,” Ms. Weber said. “With 36 years of experience in a diverse range of manufacturing and engineering positions, he is well qualified to handle those responsibilities and he does so with enthusiasm and dedication. His eternal optimism makes him a pleasure to work with.”

A native of Pittsboro, Miss., and a 1973 graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree, he began his career with Ethyl Corp. From there he moved on to Weyerhaeuser Corp., the Mississippi State Highway Department, Southern Wood Piedmont and Baxter Travenol Laboratories.

Martin came to the Tri-State Area in 1986 as engineering manager at Coopervision/Cilco, nowAlcon Laboratories, on W.Va. 2 near Huntington. He served as engineering manager at Adel Fasteners from 1992 to 1994 when he joined the RCBI staff. He received an outstanding performance award from Baxter Travenol for automated equipment and a performance bonus from Adel Fasteners.

His interests include motorcyle riding, golf and shooting. He and his wife, Lila, are the parents of three children, Haley, Joshua and Stephanie.

RCBI provides access to cutting edge technology and technical training to manufacturers across the region. Operating from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers in Huntington, South Charleston, Bridgeport and Rocket Center (near Keyser in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle), its mission includes developing a quality, just-in-time supplier base for the Department of Defense, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the commercial sector.