Richard (Rich) Husted owns R.S. Husted consulting Inc., a company specializing in business strategy, manufacturing efficiency improvement, and acquisitions and divestitures. He sits on the board of several Central New York companies. Rich received his undergraduate degree in industrial engineering form Drexel University and an M.B.A from Syracuse University.
Rich previously enjoyed a 28-year career with Carrier Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, where he rose to senior vice president of the Container Refrigeration unit and vice president and general manager of the North American Residential Heating and Air Conditioning business. He was responsible for leading both operations to industry-leading market share positions and double digit returns on sales and assets. Rich also spent seven years with Carlisle Companies, Inc. where he was a corporate vice president and president of the Carlisle System and Equipment Group. In support of this business, Rich was involved in 17 acquisitions and joint ventures.
Rich is active in SCORE, an arm of the Small Business Association that provides pro bono support to start-up and small businesses. He is also chairman of Defenshield, a company providing security to entry control points.