Visiting Committee – Richard S. Ames

President and CEO, BrandMuscle

Richard (Dick) Ames has over thirty years of experience in business strategy, operations and ownership, the last eighteen years concentrated in manufacturing and distribution.

In 1989, Dick acquired his first company Command Plastic Corporation located in Akron, Ohio. He has subsequently purchased three additional businesses. He is currently the President, CEO, and majority shareholder in Tavens Container Inc., Command Plastic Corporation, Smith Lusting Box Company and Madison Electric Projects, Inc.

Mr. Ames is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. He is active in several charitable organizations, including board positions for Illinois Wesleyan University and Vocational Guidance Services (VGS).

Dick Ames resides in Cleveland with his wife, Anne, and their three daughters.