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, Pennsylvania, 1952-1954; section manager research and development, Sun Oil Corporation, Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, 1954-1959; assistant director research and engineering, Sun Oil Corporation, Philadelphia, 1959-1962; president, Avisun Corporation, Philadelphia, 1962-1969; group vice-president, director, member executive finance committee, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pennsylvania, 1969-1978; executive vice president, Air Products & Chemicals, Inc., 1978-1980; president, chief operating officer, director, Global Assessment of Functioning Corporation, 1980-1981; founder, Richard Fleming Associations, Inc., management consultant, 1981; president, chief Executive officer, Catalytica, Inc., 1985-1991; also board directors, Catalytica, Inc., since 1985; also board directors, Catalytica Pharmaceuticals. Board directors, treasurer Chemical Industry Institute Toxicology, 1975-1977, Chairman of the Board, 1977-1981, vice chairman, 1986-1997. Chairman, Board Of Directors Modal Inc.
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.