SEATTLE, WA, June 15, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Richard G. Runyon has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Runyon obtained a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1971 and furthered his education with a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in biology from Humboldt State University (now Cal Poly Humboldt), from which he graduated in 1978. He continued his association with academia by serving as an adjunct professor at Chapman University from 1979 to 1989, where he taught classes in environmental health, drugs and genetics. During this time, Mr. Runyon notably worked in classrooms at Vandenberg Air Force Base (now Vandenberg Space Force Base) and the United States Penitentiary in Lompoc, California.
After serving as an environmental health specialist for Santa Barbara County between 1979 and 1984, where Mr. Runyon assisted in regulating swimming pool construction and operation, water wells and water system design and construction, he excelled as a facilities coordinator at the Lockheed Space Operations Command at Vandenberg from 1984 to 1985. In this capacity, he managed a plant treating the acidic suppression water that had been contaminated by space shuttle launches. In addition, Mr. Runyon expertly oversaw the hazardous materials program for Santa Barbara County from 1986 until 1989.
From 1989 to 2000, Mr. Runyon worked as a senior scientist at NUS aka Scientech Inc., was a global provider of consulting services aimed at improving safety, plant performance and reliability. There, he aided in risk assessment and management in diverse locations, including with Taiwan's environmental protection agency, refineries in Mexico, petrochemical plants and pipelines in Trinidad and Tobago, petrochemical and heavy industries in Saudi Arabia, conventional power plants in Nevis, and nuclear plants in Yugoslavia and Japan. Between 2000 and 2014, Mr. Runyon excelled as a supervisor, investigator and senior program analyst for the United States Food and Drug Administration. Furthermore, he has proven invaluable as an independent consultant in environmental health for Santa Barbara County.
In a career suffused with highlights, Mr. Runyon is most proud to have kept people safe throughout his entire professional journey. He cites his commitment to perseverance as a key factor in his success. Initially, Mr. Runyon wished to become involved in criminal justice, but after taking a biology course that was a prerequisite for his degree, he discovered a passion for the study of environmental biology, and has prospered greatly as a result.
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