Richard Lord talks about Richelieu’s billion-dollar success

MONTREAL ― AQMAT and Canadian Club members gathered at Montreal’s Fairmont Queen Elizabeth earlier this month to hear Richelieu Hardware President Richard Lord discuss the company’s success. The firm officially became a billion-dollar business in January, on the heels of its 50th anniversary. “We took the risk of innovation,” Lord told the gathering, “because waiting to be 100% sure of a product’s success before putting it on the market is to be 100% sure of being too late.” Lord himself is marking 30 years at the helm of Richelieu hardware this year.