September 13, 2012
Dorner Mfg. Corp. President and CEO Richard "Rich" Ryan, 59, died in a motorcycle accident Sept. 8 while traveling in the western U.S.
Ryan joined Dorner, located in Hartland, Wis., in October 2005 as COO. He held that position until June 2012, when he was appointed president and CEO following the company’s acquisition by Pittsburgh-based Incline Equity Partners. Under Ryan's leadership, the company more than doubled in size. Before joining Dorner, Ryan held several executive management positions at Rockwell Automation in Milwaukee.
Dorner Mfg. designs, manufactures, and distributes conveyors and related equipment.