Richard Fincher

A Global Engineering And Management Executive



Richard Fincher is a global engineering and management executive of highly engineered products such as autonomous vehicles, immersive training systems, and electronics manufacturing.  Richard blends engineering and business management skills to create new products, grow a business, and build teams that excel. He is known for maximizing and delivering results and for leveraging the strengths of the organization.


Richard has the proven skills, experience, and passion to create a global business, craft a product vision and roadmap, deliver a winning communication story, and execute critical quick-wins and measurable growth that deliver solid P&L results.


As an independent management consultant Richard is a change agent for product development, engineering process, and business turnaround/realignment. He is known for new product development and rapid growth of high technology organizations.



      Took annual revenue from $9M to $42M in three years through new product development, global expansion, and strategic roadmaps.

      Created Enterprise Project Management for 60+ major projects, a $270M commitment.

      Successful design and launch of 240 new product designs within a 90-day period, a $43M revenue stream.

      $4.6M savings by optimizing manufacturing process and improving gross margins.

      Entrepreneurial founder of a vertical axis wind generator firm.


At Pulse Electronics Richard cultivated a financially successful marketing strategy through research and development of new disruptive products by building strategies designed to achieve superior ROI performance with a $200M P&L accountability. He directed 250 engineering reports at the corporate offices in San Diego, at an engineering and design center in Guangdong province in Southern China, and at two China manufacturing centers in the Sichuan province in Southwest China.


At Knorr-Bremse as GM Richard directed Operations and PMO as well as leadership of the Software, Systems, Mechanical, and Senior Staff where he expanded operations in North America, Australia, and the Middle East taking annual revenue from $9M to $42M within three years. He emplaced a new vision incorporating realignment and turnaround of the Train Dynamic Systems Division, upgrading performance and culture and reenergizing employees and external stakeholders.


At STMicroelectronics Richard executed multi-site management of teams in Dallas, Phoenix, and San Diego while cultivating a world-class team of top technical talent from around the globe to generate automation efficiencies and cost savings of $36.6M annually as well as international customer facing roles for product quality in the medical, automotive, and telecom markets.


Richard holds a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University, a Master of Science degree from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Dallas.


Richard holds active professional certificates as a PMP (Professional Project Manager) and as a LSS-MBB, (Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt). His professional societies include IEEE, ISA, and PMI, (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Society of Automation, and the Project Management Institute).


Richard has international experience in Brazil, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Italy, Australia, Egypt, Canada, and Mexico. He speaks native English and has a working facility in French and Mandarin. 


Richard Fincher can be contacted at +1(214) 616-2844, or