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Jan 1964Present



Resch worked on the production floor as a technician, learning the intricacies of manufacturing. He built his knowledge and experience base by volunteering for challenging assignments. In 1983, Resch was named President and CEO of KI. Rising to the challenge, he implemented self-directed work teams and quality standards like ISO 9000. He changed KI’s manufacturing-driven infrastructure to one focused on serving the customer. Under Resch’s direction, KI grew from an unknown national furniture manufacturer to an internationally renowned, highly respected worldwide corporation targeting a billion dollars in sales. With his leadership, KI earned the 1995 Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year Award. A year later, Resch was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year.


Jan 1961Jan 1963


Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

Dick Resch


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As Chief Executive Officer for KI, Inc., Dick Resch leverages years of professional training and business experience to grow the company’s partnerships and ensure a lasting focus on customer and employee satisfaction. Mr. Resch has been with KI in various capacities since 1964, having served as Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Vice President of Manufacturing, and Executive Vice President. Prior to joining with KI, Dick Resch worked as a department analyst for the Hudson Pulp & Paper Corporation’s Vice President of Administration. Dick Resch began preparing for his successful business career as a student at Graceland College in Lamont, Iowa, where he earned an Associate of Arts. Following this, he gained acceptance to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Dick Resch completed his formal education at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, one of the world’s foremost institutions of business learning, acquiring an MBA.When not attending to his professional responsibilities as CEO of KI, Dick Resch participates in a diverse range of philanthropic and civic endeavors. He helps support organizations such as the Green Bay Drug Alliance, the Boys and Girls Club, the American Foundation of Counseling Services, and the Bay Area Humane Society and Animal Shelter. Furthermore, he serves on the Brown County Equal Opportunities and Housing Commission, and proved instrumental in establishing multiple YMCA facilities in Suring and Green Bay, Wisconsin. In his spare time, Mr. Resch enjoys keeping fit. Cycling is among his favorite activities.