L. Richard Walsh

L. Richard Walsh

L. Richard Walsh

Managing Partner / President


Rich Walsh founded Walsh Service Solutions and is a managing partner, his background includes 30 years of experience as an operations management executive building and optimizing organizational processes, measurement systems and infrastructure to maximize day-to-day operating results. An accomplished and dedicated leader, Rich has cross-functional experience in environmental remediation and sediment removal, industrial cleaning, municipal cleaning and inspection, emergency response, lead and asbestos abatement, environmental health and safety, fleet management, project management, and waste transportation.

As the Senior Vice President of Operations / Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the environmental platform of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (NASDAQ Symbol – GLDD), Rich provided leadership oversight for twelve locations across eight states with $180M in annual revenue.  As COO, he integrated a standardization of systems, risk management and project controls.  Rich also served as President of Terra Contracting Services with $65M in P&L responsibility.

Previously, Rich served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Inland Industrial Services Group, a leading provider of high value-added solutions for critical infrastructure and specialized industrial environments.  In this capacity, he directed forty-four locations across fifteen states with $110M in revenue.  His career path included progressively-responsible roles in operations management, safety, inventory control, resource management, commodity purchasing, project resourcing, quality improvement and annual budget oversight.

Rich served 8 1/2 years active duty and 2 1/2 years reserves in the United States Marine Corps, attaining the rank of Sergeant / E-5 and receiving numerous commendations for meritorious and professional service including an Air Medal, three Navy Achievement Medals, and Combat Aircrew Wings.  He is a veteran of Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Rich earned an MBA degree in Business Administration through Michigan State University’s Eli Broad Graduate School of Management.  His continuing education also includes numerous OSHA / EPA / DOT / USACE training classes.

Rich lives with his wife and children in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area where he is active in the Boy Scouts of America and the Marine Corps League.