The Rieke Metals team would like to extend their best wishes to Dr. Reuben Rieke and his wife Loretta on their July 2015 retirement. Both chemists, Dr. and Mrs. Rieke founded the company in 1991 after a successful career in academia to help advance chemical research. The company started with a single employee in rented lab space and over the next 23 years grew under their direction. Dr. Rieke greatly enjoyed being out in the lab creating new molecules and methods. Both enjoy traveling and were excited to have work take them on national and international business trips. In 2006, their daughter Elizabeth joined the company and continues working there today.
While they will miss seeing old friends and talking chemistry at trade shows, the Rieke's are eager to spend more time pursuing hobbies and "hanging out" with their four teenage grandchildren. They want to thank all of Rieke Metals' employees and customers for the unforgettable memories.