The Rogers Group Inc. (RGI) board of directors elected Richard R. Graves to the board. Graves is president and chief executive officer of Saulsbury Industries, which was established in 1967 and currently has more than 2,500 employees servicing the fossil, refining, petrochemical, gas processing, mining, manufacturing and nuclear industries.
He has more than 39 years of management and operations experience in engineering, construction and field services. Additionally, Graves was treasurer and 1st vice chair of the Women’s Business Council of the Southwest, board member for the American Institute of Diversity and Commerce, advisory board member of Choose Construction Initiative and member of ABC Industrial Contractor’s Council.
He was also a past member of the Nuclear Energy Institute Advisory Board, the American Nuclear Society and the Project Management Institute, 2009 chairman of the board for the National Center for Construction Education and Research, and past chairman of Fluor Corp.’s Leadership Development Board. He currently is part of Saulsbury’s board of directors.
Graves holds degrees in industrial management and business administration. He also is a graduate of the construction executive program at Texas A&M University, the mid-management program at Southern Methodist University, the Thunderbird International business management program and the MIT/INPO reactor technology program for utility executives and the executive leadership program at Stanford University.
RGI Chairman Ben L. Rechter said, “We are very pleased Rick is now a member of Rogers Group’s team. Rick’s leadership experience and industry expertise will be an empowering asset to Rogers Group Board and management team.”