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Meet the GRM Staff | Richard Spruit

Name: Dick Spruit

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI

Title at GRM: CEO & President

Branch: Grand Rapids

Time working at GRM: 25 years

What is an average day of work like for you? Thrilling! Always a variety of challenges and opportunities. I feel that every day we create something great!

What originally got you interested in the work that you do? I am a lawyer by education. Running a business seemed like a logical progression in my career and I was blessed with this family opportunity.

What is your favorite part of your work? Person to person contact.

What is your favorite experience you had with a customer or your favorite achievement when servicing a customer? I consider myself good at logistics in complicated scenarios and solving problems for customers.

If you weren’t in the business of metrology, what do you think you’d be doing? Still practicing law!

What are some activities you enjoy when you aren’t working? Traveling and golf.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Trip to Niagara Falls with my mother and brothers.

What is your favorite food? Thai or Indian.

What are some of your favorite movies? Hunt for Red October; Shawshank Redemption; Lincoln.

What are some of your favorite musicians/bands? I don’t listen to music very much but I love Broadway musicals.

What is your favorite place to travel to or visit? Aviara at Carlsbad, CA

What is something you find unique/interesting about yourself? I am never afraid to speak in public and am not shy about sharing my thoughts and opinions on right vs. wrong. Also, I have been blessed with an incredible number of friends.

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