Mizzou: Our Time to Lead Tri-Chair Redirects Company to Create Protective Gear
Richard Miller (AB '70 DHL '00), CEO and majority owner of Miller's Professional Imaging (MPI), is directing company resources towards supplying local hospitals with protective gear. Rather than leave equipment sitting idle, the company's laser printers are now being used to produce face shields for workers at MU Health Care and Boone Hospital. The shields take about 15 minutes each to produce, and are used by medical professionals over their masks as an additional protective layer. “I’m super fortunate that I work for a company that is willing to just let us do this, and [helping] the employees come back to a job as well as help out in any way that we can in the community,” said Jake Eldredge, MPI employee, in an interview with KOMU. Richard Miller currently serves as a Tri-Chair of the Mizzou: Our Time to Lead campaign cabinet, and was previously named Volunteer of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Under his leadership, MPI has become the largest single professional portrait and wedding photographic processing laboratory in the world, and employs over 650 people. The company has ordered additional materials in order to continue face shield production. Watch the KOMU news feature.