Professional History

Jack Richardson is currently Executive Vice President of Austin Industrial. He joined Austin in 2008 as General Manager Southeast before assuming his current position. Prior to working with Austin, he served as Chief Operating Officer at Jacob Holm Industries where he managed global operations with plants in the U.S. and Europe. Jack has significant operating experience in both primary and consumer paper/textile products with companies such as Johnson & Johnson and James River. In addition, Jack spent eight years as an executive with Fru-Con Construction (formerly Watkins E&C) managing a business unit which supplied engineering, maintenance, project management, and construction services to Fortune 500 clients in the power, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and beverage industries. He has extensive corporate general management and turnaround experience, and he is a student and practitioner of TPS/Lean and Six Sigma principles.


Jack is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. degree in Ocean Engineering. He served as a Marine Officer upon commissioning as a Naval Aviator.