Home Resource Center Newsletters Coating Materials News Face to Face Rick Vehlow Face-to-Face with Materion's Rick Vehlow Rick Vehlow, Product Specialist for the Materion Advanced Materials business, has been with Materion and its predecessor CERAC for close to 20 years. His current responsibilities include handling technical questions from customers, addressing quality issues, and costing/pricing products manufactured in the Milwaukee, WI facility. While Rick works mainly out of Milwaukee, he occasionally travels to visit with customers. He reports to Bart Ott, Vice President of Business Development for Advanced Materials. When asked about his work experience at Materion, Rick commented: “A key part of my job is getting customers the help they need, usually by connecting them with the most appropriate members of the sales, technical or operations team.” Rick grew up in Eau Claire, WI and attended the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire where he earned a BS in Chemistry. Before coming to Materion, he worked for a specialty chemical manufacturer which served as good background experience. For the last 25 years, Rick has resided in Milwaukee where he and his wife currently make their home. When not at work, he keeps fit by running and enjoys various cultural activities in Milwaukee as well as traveling.