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Richard K. Klingel, President

Richard (“Rick”) Klingel is the President of TSE Industries, Inc. A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Rick received his Associate’s Degree in Business from St. Petersburg College and his BA in Business Administration from the University of South Florida.  Rick is the third generation of the Klingel Family to head up TSE, founded in 1962 by Rick’s grandparents, Walt and Helen Klingel. Rick is responsible for all TSE divisions and subsidiaries and personally oversees our Specialty Chemicals Division.

Rick and his lovely wife, Theresa, married in 2002. They have two beautiful children, Adara and Weston. Rick enjoys traveling, sporting events, and spending time with his family at local beaches.

Rick is an active member of Young Presidents Organization. He is also highly involved in the Klingel Family Foundation, which has donated over $1,200,000 to Tampa Bay charities, including Hospice, Ronald McDonald House, All Children’s Hospital, Moffitt Cancer Center, and many more.