Dan Richard is a leader in shoe design, product development, and implementation strategies, and forms a critical part of the successful team in the ongoing design and growth of SEI. Dan founded his Industrial design company, Daniel Richard Design in 1995 and has worked with industry leaders such as New Balance, Timberland, Red Wing, Rudis, Varsity, Wolverine Worldwide, Maverik Lacrosse, Brine, Li Ning, Anta, Converse, Reebok, and Puma. Prior to founding DRD, Dan worked corporately as a director of design and product development at Nike, Converse, Wolverine Worldwide, and Avia. Overall Dan’s combined corporate and consulting experience spans 35+ years’ experience in strategic management of design, product development, sourcing, and production of shoes and sports equipment.
Meet The Team
The Split Sole™ concept and the accompanying suite of load management technologies were invented by Professor Chris Brown and his student team of engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. SEI is dedicated to advancing these innovative concepts toward commercialization and intends to license the technology to footwear manufacturers and brands.