Dick recently retired from ComSonics after nearly 49 years. During that time, he witnessed a fledgling cable TV industry become today’s telecommunications giant. Throughout his career he has developed or contributed to the development of many electronic products, primarily test equipment needed by system engineers to maintain delivery of high-quality video, telephone and high-speed data content over fiber optic and coaxial cable media. He is the named inventor on a number of U. S. and foreign patents. During his career, Dick’s position required membership within the industry’s top engineering societies, namely the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the Internet and Television Association, (NCTA), and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), chairing a number of high-profile subcommittees in the latter two. Dick has represented ComSonics with several JMU departments and, between travel adventures, looks to continue volunteering time with JMU.