Richard W. Schwarz is the CEO of SAFE Boats International, a leading manufacturer of high-performance aluminum boats for commercial, military, law enforcement, and fire and rescue agencies throughout North America and around the world.
Mr. Schwarz joined SAFE Boats in August 2015 as Chief Financial Officer and has served as the Company’s CEO since October 2017.
Prior to joining SAFE Boats Mr. Schwarz was Chief Financial Officer for AMT and Senior Aerospace Ketema, two divisions of Senior plc. AMT and Ketema are component manufacturers for the leading OEM’s in jet airplane markets. Richard oversaw finance, accounting, contracts, and IT for multi-site companies operating in the US and Mexico.
Prior to joining Senior, Richard was the Corporate Controller of AP Labs where he managed the Corporate Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology departments and oversaw finance and accounting for their manufacturing plant operating in Mexico.
Mr. Schwarz began his career with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). During his 15 years with SAIC he held various positions including Group Controller, Vice President of Administration, and Director for SAIC de Mexico.
Mr. Schwarz holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. in Management from San Diego State University.