Log In

Richard Allison Herrett Edit Profile

agricultural research institute administrator

Richard Allison Herrett, American agricultural research institute administrator. Upton Memorial scholar Rutgers University. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (finance chairman), National Agricultural Chemicals Association (chairman, member research directors committee), American Chemical Society, Weed Science Society of America, Sigma Xi, Institute Food Technologists.

Background

Herrett, Richard Allison was born on August 4, 1932 in Buffalo. Son of Wilbert Atherton and Loys (Richards) Herrett.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Research, Rutgers University, 1954; Master of Science in Agronomy/Organic Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1956; Doctor of Philosophy in Plant Biochemistry/Organic Chemistry, University of Minnesota, 1959; postgraduate, George Washington University postgraduate, University of California, Berkeley.

Career

Leader research team, Boyce Thompson Institute, Yonkers, New York, 1959-1961; leader research team, Union Carbide Corporation, Clayton, North Carolina, 1961-1970; technical manager, ICI Americans Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1970-1975; director research and development, ICI Americans Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1975-1987; member government relations, science liaison, ICI Americans Inc., Wilmington, Delaware, 1987-1992; president, consultant, EnvirAg Associations, Bethesda, Maryland., 1992-1994; executive director, Agricultural Research Institute, Bethesda, since 1995. Board directors, treasurer, trustee North Carolina Biotech Center, Research Triangle Park;board directors Agricultural Research Institute/Bio, Washington. Treasurer Curriculum Vitae Riley Foundation, Washington, 1988-1992.

Vice chairman of the executive board Business Council on Indoor Air. Appointee North Carolina Board Science and Technology. Presenter in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional journals. Patentee in field.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemists (finance chairman), National Agricultural Chemicals Association (chairman, member research directors committee), American Chemical Society, Weed Science Society of America, Sigma Xi, Institute Food Technologists.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: racquetball, skiing.

Connections

Married Virginia Walker, July 28, 1958 (divorced July 1978). Children: Steven Jay, Jeffrey James, William Allan. Married Joan Hanhauser Maurer, August 26, 1978.

1 child, Maxwell.

father:
Wilbert Atherton Herrett

mother:
Loys (Richards) Herrett

spouse:
Joan Hanhauser Maurer

spouse:
Virginia Walker

child:
Jeffrey James Herrett

child:
Steven Jay Herrett

child:
William Allan Herrett

child:
Maxwell Herrett