Victaulic appointed Rick Bucher as its new president and COO, effective April 30. Bucher will continue reporting to John F. Malloy who has served as chairman, president and CEO for the past 16 years. Malloy will remain chairman and CEO.
Bucher began his career with Victaulic in 2009 as vice president, product development, and rose to the position of executive vice president, technology and product development. In June 2019, he was named COO. During his 11-year career at Victaulic, Bucher has led the design and development efforts of numerous construction industry innovations currently in use worldwide.
He joined Victaulic after spending 14 years at W.L. Gore, where he worked in industrial and medical sectors. Dr. Bucher holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in material science and engineering from Rice University and a doctorate in composite materials from Virginia Tech. A materials science engineer by training and an inventor by nature, Bucher holds 21 patents and patent applications.