In January 2013, Richard Raymond, a Northeast Ohio native, took ownership of United States Fittings, Inc. As former Founder and President of Thermoprene, Inc., and Innoplast, Inc., Rick has over 30 years of experience in the manufacture and distribution of industrial products. Rick grew Thermoprene into a leading distributor of custom rubber, plastics and aluminum products, while also making Innoplast, Inc. into a significant manufacturer of bollard covers and related safety products.
As a young man, Rick grew up around manufacturing with his family’s rubber business in Middlefield, Ohio. Hard work, quality products and great customer service are among qualities that Rick has carried through his life and he continues to make those a focus at USF.
With his experience and leadership Rick plans to bring a new vision to USF. “Moving the company into the 21st century and improving the way USF does business with its customers is our top priority,” Rick said. “Woody Reichert saw an opportunity in manufacturing industrial fittings that weren’t readily available and I hope to help USF become the leading domestic manufacturer of specialty pipe fittings.”