Richard Kline, Sr.

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Rick Kline, Sr. is the Chairman and CEO of Gardner Business Media, Inc., a 91-year old, family-owned publisher for the heart of manufacturing in North America and now Mexico, with nine leading titles including Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing, AutoBeat Daily, Automotive Design & Production and CompositesWorld.   Gardner also has developed Map Your Show which provides trade show mapping applications and solutions including online floor plans and agenda builders, as well as onsite product locator kiosks, and printed maps and directory products.  Rick’s leadership for more than 50 years at Gardner has resulted in the company’s formidable industry influence and international expansion.