Business, Professional, and Military Experience of Dr. Richard Smith
1972-Date: Wei T’o® Associates, Inc., Matteson, IL; Founder, President, and Treasurer.
1979-Date: Restaurator: International Journal for the Preservation of Library and Archival Material – Associate Editor, Munich, Germany.
1988-1990: Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Co., Inc., Danbury, CT – Consultant.
1976-1990: University of Chicago, Graduate Library School, Chicago, IL – Lecturer, Course: Conservation of Library Materials.
1976-1981: National Archives of Canada, Records Conservation, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – Consultant.
1971-1974: University of Washington, School of Librarianship, Seattle, WA – Assistant Professor, Courses: Deterioration and Preservation of Library Materials, Library Organization and Administration, Research Methods in Librarianship, and Library Materials in Science and Technology.
1964-1971: The University of Chicago, Graduate Library School, Chicago, IL – Fellow.
1963-1964: The University of Denver, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Denver, CO – Student.
1962-1963: Ferro Far East Ltd., Kowloon, Hong Kong – Manager and Director.
1958-1961: International Division, Ferro Corporation, Cleveland, OH – Ceramic Engineer providing technical liaison between foreign and domestic subsidiaries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, England, France, Holland, Japan, South Africa.
1955-1958: Far East Division, Ferro Corporation, Kowloon, Hong Kong – Sales-Service Engineer for Southeast Asia.
1954-1955: Enamel Research and Development Laboratory, Ferro Corporation, Cleveland, OH – Ceramic Engineer developing porcelain enamels.
1952-1954: Johns-Manville Sales Corporation, Cleveland, OH – Assistant District Engineer for industrial insulation.
1948-1952: Pennsylvania State University, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, School of Ceramics, University Park, PA – Student.
1945-1948: U.S. Army, 30 Months in Army of Occupation, Frankfurt/Main, Germany – Cook and Mess Sergeant.