The second-generation owner of a maker of analytical instrumentation is being honored Tuesday as the Small Business Administration’s 2018 New Jersey Small Business Person of the Year.
Richard Spanier, co-founder of Rudolph Research Analytical, will be honored at a ceremony at the company’s office in Washington Township, Morris County.
“Today is about celebrating small business and shining that spotlight on small companies like Rudolph Research Analytical that contribute so much to our local and national economy,” Al Titone, the SBA’s New Jersey district director, said in a prepared statement. “Richard Spanier is to be commended for his vision and his drive that has created 75 jobs and is exporting products around the world; products that are made right here in New Jersey.”
When Rudolph Technologies, Spanier’s father’s semiconductor company, was sold to private equity in 1996, the two spun off the product group that eventually became Rudolph Research Analytical. Spanier had led the group for the last three of his nine years there.
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