Dick Panton has extensive management experience as
well as several years engaged in education at the
collegiate level. In nearly 30 years of management
experience, Dick worked up from shift foreman in a
chemical plant to Product Group Director for a U.S.
subsidiary of a major Japanese corporation. He has
worked in manufacturing, engineering, quality control
and purchasing as well as being in overall charge of
plants and business units. Dick's education experience
began at a Community College, but quickly progressed to
the baccalaureate level with his arrival at PNC, where
he began as an adjunct in 2002.
Areas of Expertise
Dick's skills include budgeting, variance analysis,
quality improvement, team-building and team deployment,
project oversight, staffing, performance measurement and
management. He is also knowledgeable about process
automation, environmental compliance and worker safety.
Dick has consulted briefly and successfully in the
environmental management and remediation area as well as
being active in community groups engaged in public
M.B.A, Southern Illinois University
B.S, Ch.E.: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Organization Theory, Information systems for Managers,
Organizations and their Environments, Development of
Business in the U.S.