Richard has over 30 years of experience working in a variety of technical industries with a career spanning from a small start through various positions at Chevron. Since 2006, he has been a member of the venture capital team within Chevron Technology Ventures.
Prior to joining Chevron, Richard organized field trials for electrochlorination and cathodic protection systems as the field manager for a small startup company. He joined Chevron as a process engineer supporting the sale of specialty catalysts for hydroprocessing units in Asia and Europe. He also participated in and led design teams for residuum desulfurizers and hydrocracking units in Japan and Poland. He then moved to Chevron's Supply and Trading organization, working on the scheduling and delivery of the company's California crude oil production as well as marine deliveries to Chevron's California refineries. He earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.