Rich Timek joined the Morristown-Beard School faculty in the fall of 1988 to teach engineering drawing and architecture and coach cross-country and track and field.
Rich studied at Northwest Missouri State College, and upon returning back to New Jersey, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State Teachers College. He began his teaching career with six years in public school education in Parsippany.
Rich next received an intriguing opportunity to work in industrial management, and he proceeded to spend a decade in that area. During this time, Rich served as a general manager, managing over 300 employees and overseeing all aspects of manufacturing. Several areas of his responsibility included engineering new product design, general manufacturing and quality control and inventory of component parts, time and motion studies related to the cost effective methods of assembly and packaging, and general facility maintenance.
Teaching others has always been one of Rich’s passions, and he continued to help others acquire new skills and knowledge while working in industrial management. In addition to the aforementioned duties, he trained new line managers on effective methods for dealing with labor issues, the principles of time and motion studies for greater production with the highest quality control, and efficient methods for the packaging of finished goods.
After spending ten years in industrial management, Rich arrived at MBS in 1988 with the intention of staying for a short duration. He soon found the students, faculty, and the campus too difficult to leave, and consequently, he has been a part of MBS for the last three decades. In his eyes, the opportunity to be a part of such a special place made Morristown-Beard the right place to be for the long term.
Outside of the classroom, Rich purchases and develops real estate. He managed the construction of a two-story speculation home in Sparta, and designed and built a lakefront home in Sullivan County, New York over a two-year period.