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Richard Fleming

Chemical company executive

Richard Fleming, American chemical company executive.


Fleming, Richard was born on June 15, 1924 in New York City. Son of James and Caroline (Jung) Fleming.


Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Engineering, Pratt Institute, 1944. M.Chem. Engineering, New York University, 1949.


Development engineer Air Reduction Company, Stamford, Connecticut, 1946-1948. Design engineer Texas Company-New York, New York City, 1948-1950. Development engineer Rohm & Haas Company, Bristol, Pennsylvania, 1950-1952.

Assistant manager corporation development Lukens Steel Company, Coatsville, 1952-1954. Section manager research and development Sun Oil Corporation, Marcus Hook, 1954-1959, assistant director research and engineering Philadelphia, 1959-1962. President Avisun Corporation, 1962-1969.

Group vice president, director, member executive finance committee Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1969-1978, executive vice president, 1978-1980. President, chief operating officer, director Global Assessment of Functioning Corporation, 1980-1981. Founder Richard Fleming Associates, Inc., management consultant, 1981.

President, chief executive officer Catalytica, Inc., 1985-1991, also board directors, since 1985, Catalytica Pharmaceuticals. Board directors, treasurer Chemical Industry Institute Toxicology, 1975-1977, chairman board, 1977-1981, vice chairman, 1986-1997. Chairman board directors Modal Inc.

Management board Single Site Catalysts, Inc., since 1998.


Board directors Allentown Hospital, 1976-1982. President, chairman board directors Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, 1978-1984, board directors, 1984-1991. Board directors Lehigh Valley Health Network, 1992-1997, emeritus, since 1997.

Board directors, member steering committee, executive committee American Industrial Health Council, 1978-1980. Board directors, member executive committee Health East, 1981-1992. With United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1946.

Member American Institute Chemical Engineers, American Chemical Society, American Management Association, Chemical Manufacturers Association (vice chairman chemical regulations advisory committee 1979-1980).


Married Roberta Marie Seeber, April 8, 1945. Children: Richard James, Robert Carleton, Kathleen Teresa Mary.