Dick Lindenmuth, Expert-In-Residence
is an Expert-In-Residence at The Lucas Group. Dick has been a corporate performance advisor and Chief Executive Officer in a number of industries, with business models ranging from high-technology and services to heavy- and basic-industries. He has more than 30 years general management experience in domestic and international operations, and he is noted for his comprehensive execution skills in both high-growth and distressed environments.
Dick’s corporate leadership experiences are broad and international. He began his career at the Singer Sewing Machine Company in treasury and international finance, where he advanced rapidly to General Manager of The Middle East and Africa. He was also the Director of International Operations for Bendix Automotive, where he helped spearhead industry-changing joint ventures, such as RENEX (Renault and Bendix) and brake manufacturing operations in Korea for Hyundai before the Hyundai automobiles were imported into the USA. He also forged the acquired technology companies that were part of Burroughs (now Unisys) into one strategic unit.
He was President of ITT’s Business and Consumer Communications Group, where he led 20,000 employees through rapid deregulation and grew the revenues four-fold to record profitably in record time. After his successful turnaround at ITT, the company was sold and is now part of Alcatel.
Dick has advised many of the nation’s premiere private equity and investment firms. For Highland Capital, one of the world’s largest investment funds, he has been a serial CEO and portfolio company advisor.
He is an avid athlete, having played college football and achieving a black belt in several martial arts. He enjoys flying, and occasionally volunteered as a licensed commercial pilot for Piedmont Aviation.
Dick speaks fluent Italian, French, and Spanish and is conversational in other languages, which he acquired throughout his multi-decade international career.
Dick is the best-selling author of The Outside the Box Executive. He earned his MBA at the Wharton School and is a US Navy Special Forces Veteran.