In December of 2014, I retired as a plant engineering manager with over 31 years of experience in the manufacturing field.  Throughout my career as either an Engineer or an Engineering Manager, I had the opportunity to work with manufacturing companies in Massachusetts and Connecticut specializing in automotive, aerospace, consumer and industrial products.  I constantly challenged myself and others to develop and implement cost savings programs to enhance product output or to reduce energy consumption for a better working environment.

In the fall of 2007, I joined the Soupy for Loopy Foundation as a volunteer working at various events and soliciting sponsorships to help raise funds for neuroblastoma medical research, the deadly disease that took Laura‚Äôs life at a very young age.  She was the best young friend an uncle and godfather could ever have to share many memories that will last a lifetime.  Laura has been and continues to be an inspiration to me providing the drive to spread the word of her life and speak on behalf of all those children afflicted by neuroblastoma.  I was elected to the Board of Directors in 2008.

In 2015, I joined the West Springfield (Massachusetts) Lions Club and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016.  The Lions are known for their desire to help the less fortunate in the community and their dedication to fighting eye-related issues.


Education

1989 BACHELOR OF SCIENCE in Business Administration Western New England College, Springfield MA

1985 ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE, Electro Mechanical Technology Holyoke Community College, Holyoke MA


Service Organizations

2015 - Present   Lions Club of West Springfield

2009 Partner in Philanthropy - AFP of Western Mass

Personal Profile

Richard P. Kosko

Soupy for Loopy is a GuideStar Exchange Gold Participant