In Memoriam: Rich Morganti
VP Advanced Engineering and Technology
Standex Engineering Technologies Group (ETG)
Rich Morganti, our esteemed colleague, mentor and long-time friend, passed on April 1, 2019. Rich’s impressive career with Spincraft began 31 years ago, and he successfully held many different roles within the organization.
Rich began his career as the Quality Manager at Spincraft MA, then he moved to Manufacturing Manager, Purchasing Manager, and Engineering Manager. Rich was given these various roles, because at each step along the way he had successfully fulfilled the requirements and improved the area he had responsibility over. Rich continued to take on larger responsibilities, moving into leadership and entrepreneurial functions as Standex ETG Technical Leader. He ultimately held the position of VP Advanced Engineering & Technology. In working with Business Development, Engineering and our Strategic Customers, Rich developed solutions that were instrumental in ETG’s profitable growth. Collaborating across the groups various disciplines and under his Technical Leadership the groups sales grew from $7M to FY19’s $90M.
Rich helped develop and patent processes for spin forming in support of the space market, an integral part of ETG portfolio. Rich’s engineering and technical expertise helped support developments ranging from forming Fuel Tank Domes to milling Launch Vehicle Crew Capsules, to spin forming solutions of various aviation components. No one was more passionate in championing our customers and the business.
To honor Rich’s memory, a scholarship has been established in his name at his Alma Mater – Mass Maritime Academy. Rich often expressed that his experiences at sea as a merchant marine helped mold his “can do” attitude and approach to tackle and solve what were thought to be insurmountable engineering challenges. (see details below regarding Rich’s scholarship if interested in donating in his name)
All of us at Standex ETG and the larger Standex International will greatly miss Rich, and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family.
“Rich we will miss you bud every day, but your impact within the business and with our customers will carry forward.”
Len Paolillo President Standex ETG
Donations for Rich’s scholarship may be mailed to the Academy or made online. Donations sent through the mail should be sent to the Advancement Office at the address listed below; please include “Richard J. Morganti ’82 Scholarship” on or with the check.
For online donations, please visit the following link https://www.maritime.edu/give; in the “Designation” section, please choose “Richard J. Morganti ’82 Scholarship” from the dropdown menu.
Mailing Address for Donations:
Massachusetts Maritime Academy Advancement Office 101 Academy Drive Buzzards Bay, MA 02532