• Daniel Rice

    Daniel founded Rice Industries while living in Richmond, Virginia. Originally inspired by the Danaher and Colfax business models, Daniel started Rice out of a strong desire to build an operating company with acquisition, as well as strategic and process improvement, as core competencies. As CEO, Daniel oversees organizational and process development, M&A and company strategy….

  • Valentin Alvarez

    As President, Valentin presides over Rice Industries’ companies and serves on the Board. Valentin started at Rice at the beginning of 2018 as President of Rice’s polymer enhancement division. Valentin has since assumed leadership of all of Rice’s operation and commercial efforts. Before being named President, Valentin served as General Manager at UNARCO (a division…

  • Tony Asfor

    Tony is the Chief Financial Officer of Rice Industries and sits on its Board. Tony joined in 2018 and leads Rice’s financial, accounting, IT, and administrative efforts. Tony is a 20+ year veteran of the pharmaceutical and telecom industries, and public auditing (Big 4). Tony’s experience prior to joining Rice included finance and accounting leadership…

  • Chris Arnoldt

    Chris leads R&D and Sales at our Particle Engineering, Material Enhancement, Material Handling, and Equipment divisions. Before joining Rice Industries in 2019, Chris worked in polymer compounding and manufacturing at Edge Adhesives for thirteen years.  Primarily focusing on saturated block copolymer formulations that were turned into various high-end industrial adhesives, coatings and pressure sensitive tapes. …