About Richard Vlasich

Inventor, artist, and investor Richard Vlasich has managed real estate properties and advised manufacturers on package design and labeling for more than a quarter century. His own firm based in Fort Worth, Texas, Vlasich Associates, has served as consultant for drug companies, oil drilling concerns, veterinary clinics, sales consultancies, and hospital billing services. Richard Vlasich also oversees the management of tenanted properties. In the past, Mr. Vlasich has worked for J. C. Penney Co, Inc., as Manager of Corporate Packaging and Labeling and for Alcon Laboratories as a Senior Packaging Engineer. At Alcon, he successfully designed and patented three drug delivery devices.

Richard Vlasich has a wealth of interests and, as a longtime resident of Texas, roots for the state’s Texas Rangers baseball and Dallas Cowboys football teams. He donates regularly to local charities such as the Union Gospel Mission of Fort Worth, a shelter for the homeless; Women’s Haven, a domestic abuse shelter; and the Recovery Resource Council, a private nonprofit that provides substance abuse referrals and education. An ardent supporter of faith-based organizations, Richard Vlasich has given to Saint Patrick Cathedral and Saint Andrew Catholic Church in Fort Worth. National charities he supports include the American Cancer Society and Goodwill Industries International, Inc. Over the past 20 years, he has also volunteered as a team leader for his local neighborhood crime watch program.

Although Richard Vlasich majored in Industrial Design at the University of Cincinnati, he attended Texas Christian University to obtain a Master of Fine Arts. A New York jury honored three of his MFA thesis pieces for public exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. After graduation, Mr. Vlasich taught art students as an Adjunct Professor of Art at his alma mater and at Tarrant County College. A photography enthusiast himself, in 2006 and 2007, he judged photography on behalf of the Texas State Railroad museum. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing golf, landscaping, and travel.

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