John Richter has been hired as the new Technical Director for Kaivac, Inc., developers of the No-Touch Cleaning System.

According to Tom Morrison, Kaivac's vice president of marketing, Richter will be responsible for heading the research and development activities for Kaivac's entire product line.

Richter has both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, his emphasis being thermal sciences and fluid dynamics. His background includes management and leadership roles in new product development with leading companies in the electrical distribution industry.

He also is a Six-Sigma Green Belt. This honored certification teaches advanced skills in product, process, and design optimization, with the goal of near perfection at all stages of product development.

"We feel honored to have John join our research and development team," says Morrison. "His credentials are outstanding and he will make a substantial contribution to our efforts here at Kaivac."

According to Richter, working for Kaivac has several benefits. "It is an opportunity to work for a highly innovative company in a fast-paced environment," he says.

Richter adds that he is excited that Kaivac has made such a positive impact on Hamilton, OH. "This part of the country has had its share of economic problems," he says, "but Kaivac is a driving force for economic growth throughout the area."