READING, March 6, 2024 – Rich Stump, III has been named the recipient of a 2024 Leadership Award by Vistage, the world’s largest CEO coaching and peer advisory organization for small and midsize businesses. The Leadership Award celebrates a member’s enduring excellence in leadership, recognizing the impact they’ve had on their business, Vistage group, and community. Leadership Award winners have implemented significant changes in their businesses that lay the groundwork for a strong future.

Rich is President of Suburban Testing Labs, a full-service environmental testing laboratory located in Reading, Pennsylvania that specializes in the analysis of drinking water, ground water, wastewater, soil and solid materials.  As president, Rich has led the development of Suburban’s culture focused on providing high-quality, defensible data with fast turnaround times and excellent customer service.  The why of their culture is to protect public health and preserve the environment.

Rich has also evolved Suburban’s leadership structure, providing greater role accountabilities and Key Performance Indicators.  Since becoming President in 2014, Suburban has grown almost 200%.

Supporting the industry and community, Rich currently serves on the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Laboratory Accreditation Advisory Committee, and the Boards of the Pennsylvania Association of Accredited Environmental Laboratories and the Reading Science Center.

 “I am truly humbled and honored to receive the 2024 Leadership Award from Vistage. This recognition is a testament to the incredible team we have at Suburban Testing Labs. Their dedication, hard work, and commitment to excellence are the driving forces behind our success. Together, we’ve cultivated a culture that not only values high-quality, defensible data but also prioritizes protecting public health and preserving our environment.

“Looking to the future, I am excited about the potential for further growth and innovation. We will continue to evolve, adapt, and lead in our field, always with an eye toward how we can better serve our clients, community, and the environment. Thank you to Vistage for this incredible honor, and to my team and our community for their unwavering support.”

“Rich has been a valued member since joining our local Vistage Chief Executive Group in 2017,” said Joni Naugle, Vistage Master Chair.  “He is committed to continuous improvement and growth for the company, himself, and his team.  Working with Rich as his Vistage Chair is a great honor that I hold in high regard.”

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