Sr. Technical Product Specialist
BASF Construction Systems
Rick First has been with Master Builders for 29 years. Rick spent 13 years in R&D in the areas of understanding cement-admixture interactions, developing admixtures for shotcrete refractory materials and jointly discovering patented chemistry for the soil stabilization mechanism used on the “Big Dig” project in Boston. During his later years in product development, he developed improved formulations for grouts, concrete repair and industrial flooring products. Rick is now the Engineering Services Manager in the Technical Service Group and is a subject matter expert in concrete, concrete repair, grouting and flooring. Rick graduated from Case Western Reserve University with a M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering and The Ohio State University with a B.S. in Ceramic Engineering.