Richard GochnauerFormer CEO, United Stationers
Richard W. Gochnauer retired in May of 2011 as Chief Executive Officer of United Stationers which he joined in July 2002 as Chief Operating Officer and Director. In December 2002, Dick was named the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. United Stationers, headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, is a leading wholesale distributor of office and business products. From 1994 until he joined United, Dick held the positions of Vice Chairman and President, International, and President and Chief Operating Officer of Golden State Foods (GSF), a privately held food company that manufactures and distributes food and paper products for McDonald’s Corporation and other customers in 55 countries. Prior to GSF, he served as Executive Vice President of the Dial Corporation where he was responsible for their Household Consumer Products businesses. Dick also served as President of the Stella Cheese Company, a division of Universal Foods, and as President of the international division of Schreiber Foods, Inc.
Dick earned a Masters degree in Business Administration from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University. He is a member of the board of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, UGI Corporation, and Golden State Foods. He also serves on the board of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Dick has served on numerous nonprofit boards including the Saint Joseph Ballet, Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Rising Tide Transitional Housing, the Foundation for Christian Fellowship and the Green Bay, Milwaukee and Phoenix YMCAs.