Victaulic has announced the appointment of Rick Bucher as president and Chief Operating Officer (COO) effective immediately.
Bucher will continue to report to John F. Malloy who has served as chair, president & CEO for the past 16 years. Malloy will remain chair and CEO.
Bucher began his career with Victaulic in 2009 as vice president of product development and rose to the position of executive vice president of technology and product development.
In June 2019, he was named COO. During his 11-year career at Victaulic, Bucher has led the design and development efforts of numerous construction industry innovations currently in use worldwide.
Commenting on his appointment, Bucher said Victaulic’s success has been the result of customer collaboration.
“Working closely with our customers across the construction industry, Victaulic has responded to their needs through innovation and world-class support,” he said.
“Look inside many of the world’s most challenging projects - from the tallest towers to the deepest mines as well as today’s essential medical and infrastructure construction - Victaulic has been delivering innovative solutions for a demanding world. We look forward to serving our customers for many years to come.”
Bucher joined Victaulic after spending 14 years at W.L. Gore, where he worked in the industrial and medical sectors.
Dr. Bucher holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in material science and engineering from Rice University and a doctorate in composite materials from Virginia Tech. A materials science engineer by training and an inventor by nature, Bucher holds 21 patents and patent applications.