Season 2: Episode 1


In 1974, Richard Gadomski bid for and was awarded his first contract – a $50 million corn processing plant for Cargill – before his company was even founded. After successfully building his company around that first job, he proceeded to buy out his original backers so that he could continue to build the company as he saw fit. PSI, an engineering and construction contracting firm, built international recognition in processing food, chemicals and package handling. In 1998, Gadomski sold PSI to the German corporation Lurgi and retired from the merged companies in 2001. Dick’s vision for PSI, from inception, was to build an industry-leading company that spearheaded innovation in the food processing industry. PSI became that industry leader, engineering and constructing projects for global corporations.

Links to items mentioned in the interview:

PSI, Inc.

Society of Entrepreneurs Profile
Christian Brothers University
Catholic Diocese of Memphis
United Way of the Mid-South
March of Dimes
Greater Memphis Chamber 
Renewable Fuels Association

Season 2 Episode 1: Dick GadomskiEntrepreneurial Insights
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