After nearly 41 years in public education (the last 16 as Superintendent of the Allen East Local School District), Mike Richards joined Energy Optimizers USA in April 2014 as an account executive.
Mike received his B.S degree from Bluffton College in 1973 and an M.A. from the University of Dayton in 1975.
During his years as an educator (holding positions as a teacher, coach, athletic director, principal, and superintendent), he was also very active in the leadership of the Ohio High School Athletic Association serving the Northwest District Athletic Board for many years as well as the Board of Directors on two separate occasions. He was President of the Board of Directors during the 2008-2009 school year.
In addition to his role with Energy Optimizers, USA, Mike is the president of the voluntary Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation.