Lamiglas, Inc. Owner / CEO/ President and Sportfishing Industry icon, Richard L. Posey “Dick”, died in peace on Friday, May 15, 2015 at his home in Vancouver, Washington. He spent a highly productive 88-years living true to his core principles of “Onward and Upward”, and “We Will Make it Work”.
Dick dedicated his life to his loving Wife of 58 years Mary Ellen, Family, Friends, Company and Co-Workers. The terms, “selfless, honorable and generous” are continuously used to describe Dick’s character. Rarely did he conduct his business and personal affairs with contracts or legal documents – all Dick required was a handshake. You could rest assured if you ever received one from him, the commitments would be honored in full.
Dick Posey had a profound influence on the Sportfishing Industry that spanned more than five decades. Dick was a lifelong active member and served on the board of the American Sportfishing Association (A.S.A.,) along with countless Sportfishing advocacy groups and organizations throughout the country. Dick believed deeply in maintaining family values and the heritage of Angling. While he likely had IGFA records in his hands and caught countless personal trophies, you won’t see them in the record books or mounted on his office wall. Dick cared more about the people he employed and loved. Fishing was certainly a passion, but the people around him were far more important to him.
It was 1965 when a small company building Fiberglass Rod Blanks in Kent, Washington sparked Dick’s interest in fishing rod manufacturing. Dick invested every effort in the company spending 50 years as Owner/CEO and President of Lamiglas. Under Dick’s guidance, Lamiglas Inc. quickly became recognized as an industry leader in construction of handcrafted, premium quality, fishing rods, and instrumental in the development of Graphite and other innovative advances in the industry. True to its name, Lamiglas still builds today the classic fiberglass rod designs sought by Anglers worldwide, but prospers more so with the graphite, Tri-Flex™, and “Kwik” innovations Dick Posey’s leadership brought to market.
Dick was a hard-working man with the utmost integrity. First into the office every day – last to leave. He’ll forever be honored by the industry he loved, and forever be missed by his family, friends, co-workers and associates.
Dick is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Posey, his Sons, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
A celebration of Dick’s life will be planned in August of this year. Details of the event are forthcoming.