Dick Bickford has been the National Sales Manager for connector manufacturer Fischer Connectors, Inc. for six years. Fischer Connectors Inc, is the U.S. subsidiary of Fischer Connectors SA in Switzerland. Prior to joining Fischer, Mr. Bickford was co-owner of Olsen Tech Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer's representative firm specializing in connector and interconnect solutions, located in the greater Boston area. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Rhode Island, and earned his CMPR Certification (Certified Manufacturer Professional Rep) in 2001 from the University of Arizona. Mr. Bickford has been an active member of numerous industry associations (IICIT, ERA, MANA), a past president of the Network Voice Toastmaster's Club, and has been quoted in numerous industry articles.