Born in 1955 in Aurora, Illinois, Jeff Richmond lived in Chattanooga, Tennessee, since 1966. His career spanned several years, beginning with the position of marketing director with Barber-Greene Overseas, Inc. from January 1980 to December 1987. He served as a regional sales manager with Barber-Greene Co. from January 1988 to December 1991, managing an eight-state territory in the Midwestern, U.S., with the responsibility of dealer sales and startup training.
In January 1992, Jeff became the paver program manager for all facets of Cedarapid’s asphalt paver business and was instrumental in developing Cedarapid’s “Quality Paving Seminar” series, which reached approximately 800 to 1,000 paver operators, superintendents, and foreman each year from 1993 to 1996.
Long Career at Roadtec
Jeff moved to Roadtec in February 1996 as the company’s vice president, sales and marketing. In this capacity, he was responsible for all sales, marketing, and training functions relating to Roadtec’s asphalt paver, cold planning, and material transfer vehicle business in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was the originator of the Roadtec “Paving Professionals Workshop” training program for paving superintendents and foremen held each winter. In January 2002, Jeff was promoted to president of Roadtec, Inc. He served in this position until his passing in June 2016.
Jeff thoroughly enjoyed his career and considered Roadtec his second family.
Remembered By Many
Jeff thoroughly enjoyed his career and considered Roadtec his second family. The support they provided to Jeff and his family as he fought a valiant fight against cancer was overwhelming to him and appreciated beyond words. He is survived by his wife, Julie Richmond; two sons, Jeffery Lee Richmond Jr., and his wife, Phaedra, of Ooltewah, Tennessee; and Michael Richmond and his wife, Julie, of Yorkville, Illinois; parents, Gerald and Norma Richmond of Ooltewah, Tennessee; brother, Dale Richmond and his wife, Cyndie, of Fairport Harbor, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Nothing brought Jeff greater joy than bringing doughnuts and spending time with his six grandchildren: Raelyn, Elijah, Haley, Leo, Lyla, and Levi.
Jeff will be missed by his family—both by personal family members and all at Roadtec.BACK TO ISSUE
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