Leadership Team

Richard D. Riva II
President / Owner

Rich has been involved in the wire belt industry since 1995. Before assuming his role as President in 2007, Rich served as Manager of Operations and General Manager, with an emphasis on engineering solutions to a variety of belting requirements. Rich graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 and is a member of ASM and PMEA. Whether discussing high temperature furnace belts or the “Fighting Irish”, Rich is eager to carry on a spirited discussion. He is married to his college sweetheart and they are raising three talented children. Outside of the office, Rich enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, following the CrossFit exercise program, fine dining and spending time with family.

Dustin Carl
Vice President / Owner

Dustin started his career in the wire belt industry with Wire-Mesh Products in 1994. He has performed many roles including Project Engineer and today serves as Vice President. Dustin graduated from Penn State University in 1996 with a concentration in Management & Marketing. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) & National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Dustin has been married 15 years to his high school sweetheart and together they have one son and two cats named Nittany and Irish. When he is not at the office, he enjoys powder skiing, traveling, cycling, and spending weekends on the Jersey shore.

Scott Devers
Vice President of Purchasing

Scott has over 20 years of exotic metals and wire procurement experience all over the globe. He graduated from York Technical Institute 1987 and began his career at Wire-Mesh Products in 1989 as Shipper/Receiver. Scott quickly moved into a Product Engineer position to learn the business in 1990, and today is the current Vice President of Purchasing, also handling key accounts in sales. Scott has been happily married for 10 years and has two wonderful boys. He enjoys winter activities, playing sports with the kids and spending the fall in Happy Valley cheering on Nittany Lion Football.

Nicole Theis
Director of Marketing

Nicole Theis is the Director of Marketing for Wire-Mesh Products. She is responsible for all branding, marketing, social media, advertising, public relations and communications for the company. Nicole joined the company in 2011 and brings over 15 years of marketing and advertising experience having worked for companies such as The Coca-Cola Company and Ogilvy & Mather. When not busy constantly promoting Wire-Mesh, Nicole enjoys heading up the latest school charity event, staying active through running and yoga and spending time with her family.