Rick Bucher has been named Chief Executive Officer of Victaulic, an MCAA member company. He will succeed John F. Malloy effective January 31, 2021. Dr. Bucher joined Victaulic in 2009 as a vice president of engineering and went on to become the company’s chief operating officer and its president.
Dr. Malloy, who will remain Chairman of Victaulic’s Board, commented, “Rick has consistently demonstrated the intelligence, judgement and courage to make wise and sometimes difficult decisions while preserving the compassion and concern for everyone associated with Victaulic – employees, customers, shareholders and our community.”
Throughout his career at Victaulic, Rick has reinforced the company’s long-standing commitment to innovation. Under his leadership Victaulic’s patent portfolio has grown substantially with the issuance of over 3,200 patents globally while the company’s research and development organization has doubled in size.
Rick noted that, “Victaulic’s success over the past 100 years has been a direct result of customer collaboration.” He added, “Working closely with our customers across the construction industry, Victaulic has responded to their needs through innovation and world-class support. 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.”