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Richard Wells

Board Director

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With a BA in Chemistry from Albion College and a MA in chemistry from Wayne State University, Richard Wells’ entrepreneurial spirit led him to run the family business, Bulldog Boilers, which has now been in operation for over 100 years.  The company’s main service is the rental of mobile commercial-sized boilers to business and industry.


Richard is an avid outdoorsman, with a passion for Cross Country skiing, sailing and driving carriages pulled by his horse on his northern Michigan hobby farm.  He and his wife Linda are residents of Birmingham, Michigan.


“Why would a Detroit-area resident be on the Lake Superior Conservancy Board for eight years? I have been involved in sailboat racing on Lake Huron and Lake Michigan for 20 years, and I have been cross-country skiing in Ontario at Stokely Creek Lodge on Lake Superior for 35 years. I know all of the Great Lakes are interdependent on one another but Lake Superior, being the international Great Lake at the top of the system, is critical to the health of all the others below.  As Lake Superior water quality goes, so goes the lower lakes.”

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