Rick Cummisford holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Bradley University and excelled in Organic Chemistry. His career of over twenty years has taken him through many aspects of the fats and oils industry, from applied Sciences in specialized industries, process development and engineering projects to sales of Oleo-chemical products to upper management roles overseeing research and development, product development, quality assurance and control, regulatory and many direct customer related consultations for a variety of processes, products and applications.

For almost fourteen years, he has been with Columbus Vegetable Oils in a leadership position for development in a variety of industries and markets. He has been interviewed and quoted in several industry circulations, professional expert situations, live and video presentations for local and national trade organizations and the internet.