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Dorner president and CEO dies in accident


September 11, 2012
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Dorner Mfg. Corp. president and CEO Richard “Rich” Ryan died in a motorcycle accident Saturday, Sept. 8, while traveling in the western United States.

 Ryan, 59, began his career with Dorner in October 2005, when he was hired as its COO. He held that position until this past June, when he was appointed president and CEO following the company’s acquisition by Pittsburgh-based Incline Equity Partners.

Under Ryan’s leadership the company more than doubled in size and is known in the industry as the leader in unit handling conveyors. Prior to joining Dorner, he held several executive management positions at Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee.

He is survived by his wife Denise and his two sons, Timothy and Colin.