Richard Elias has been with Midas for over 30 years and is proud to sit as the company’s President. During his time as Midas, he’s helped the company win a number of accolades, including Multi-Supplier of the Year at the Culinary Innovation Awards both in the U.S. and India, Multi-Year Oakland County, MI Employer Award, 2012 Michigan 50 Companies to watch, and more! His favorite Midas products are the makhani and shawarma and his favorite food is anything on a charcoal grill—especially beer-boiled brats!

Outside of his time at Midas, Richard has a wife, Shauna, of 30+ years and three boys: Jarryd, Nolan, and Dustin. He is a retired speech and debate coach, and was even awarded Michigan’s Middle School Coach of the Year! He also sits on the Board of Directors for The Friendship Circle and loves to travel and play sports, softball and curling in particular. Overall, his proudest moments are those celebrating the accomplishments of his wife and kids.