Rick Wills

Officer at United States Air Force

Rick Wills

Rick Wills

Officer at United States Air Force


Richard H. Wills is on the board of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and New Wave Research, Inc. In his past career Mr. Wills was Chairman at General Fusion, Inc., Chairman for Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. and Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Tektronix, Inc. He received an MBA from the University of Oregon and an undergraduate degree from Linfield College.

Career Highlights

Tektronix, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer at New Wave Research, Inc.

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Founder at McPeak & Associates

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Director at Oregon Food Bank, Inc.

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Director & Secretary at Oregon Food Bank, Inc.

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Director & Treasurer at Oregon Food Bank, Inc.

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Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Tektronix, Inc.

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Vice President, Energy Systems at Pacific West Energy LLC

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer at FEI Company

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Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

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Former Vice President & Chief Information Officer at HP, Inc.

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Rick Wills
Officer at United States Air Force
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems

Linfield College, a private, comprehensive, undergraduate institution located in the Pacific Northwest, connects the traditional liberal arts with a practically-based education through collaborative, service and experiential learning opportunities. Linfield is nationally recognized for its strong teaching faculty, outstanding academic programs and distinctive international emphasis. Linfield educates students to become global citizens, with more than half of all graduates participating in study abroad courses. Linfield offers 47 majors through three programs: A residential campus in McMinnville, featuring a traditional liberal arts curriculum, including pre-professional programs; A Portland Campus which is home to the Linfield-Good Samaritan School of Nursing; The Adult Degree Program, a pioneer in adult education with courses online and at eight sites in Oregon.

Master of Business Administration

The Lundquist College of Business will be internationally renowned for excellence in business education and research drawing strength from its links to Pacific Rim neighbors and distinctive qualities of Oregon culture: innovation, sustainability, active lifestyles, financial stewardship, and respect for individuality and diversity within an increasingly global community.

Career History
Tenure Unconfirmed

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win … in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: developing Airmen, technology to war fighting and integrating operations. These core competencies make our six distinctive capabilities possible. Air and Space Superiority With it, joint forces can dominate enemy operations in all dimensions: land, sea, air and space. Global Attack Because of technological advances, the Air Force can attack anywhere, anytime and do so quickly and with greater precision than ever before. Rapid Global Mobility Being able to respond quickly and decisively anywhere we're needed is key to maintaining rapid global mobility. Precision Engagement The essence lies in the ability to apply selective force against specific targets because the nature and variety of future contingencies demand both precise and reliable use of military power with minimal risk and collateral damage. Information Superiority The ability of joint force commanders to keep pace with information and incorporate it into a campaign plan is crucial. Agile Combat Support Deployment and sustainment are keys to successful operations and cannot be separated. Agile combat support applies to all forces, from those permanently based to contingency buildups to expeditionary forces. Core Values The Air Force bases these core competencies and distinctive capabilities on a shared commitment to three values: Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
1979 - 2007

Tektronix, Inc. provides test, measurement and monitoring solutions. It provides services for the communications, computer, semiconductor industries, as well as for the military, aerospace, consumer electronics and education sectors. The firm also assists its clients in designing, building, deploying and managing global communications networks, computing and advanced technologies. The company was founded by Melvin Jack Murdock, Glenn Leland, Miles Tippery and Charles Howard Vollum in 1946 and is headquartered in Beaverton, OR.

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Chiron Corp. provides nucleic acid test for blood screening. Its products include tigris system, target capture system, reagent preparation incubator, and many more. The company was founded in 1981 by William J. Rutter, Edward E. Penhoet & Pablo Valenzuela and is headquartered in Emeryville, CA.

Political Donations

Former President of United States


Senator from Oregon


Former Senator from Oregon

Other Affiliations

Rick Wills is affiliated with United States Air Force, Tektronix, Inc., Chiron Corp.

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