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Distinguished Graduate: Charles R. Stuckey

 

Charles R. Stuckey, Jr., BSME '66, Chairman of RSA Security Inc. (formerly Security Dynamics Technologies, Inc.) and President of RSA Capital has served as the company’s CEO from January 1987 to January 2000. His background in general management and sales technology spans more than 33 years. Upon graduating from Ohio University, he worked for International Business Machines in various sales positions. He also worked for the Control Data Corporation in various middle and senior management positions. Under his leadership, RSA has grown from 18 employees in 1987 to 1,000 employees in 2000 and is ranked in the top 100 software companies in the world.

RSA, one of the most trusted names in e-Security for over 15 years, helps secure the foundation for e-business through its RSA SecurID two-factor authentication, RSA encryption and its Keon public key management systems. Today ,through various partnering programs, the company has strategic relationships with more than 500 of the industry’s leading companies including 3COM, Apple Computer ,and IBM. With more than 5000 customers worldwide in the areas of banking, government, telecommunications, aerospace industry, university and healthcare, RSA has affected a global presence that includes offices in the U. S., Canada, UK, Germany, France, Sweden, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Chuck, the oldest of six children ,was born and raised “just up the road” in Lancaster. He attended O.U. Lancaster while working full time for the Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation. He later commuted to the Athens campus while working part-time jobs in Athens and Lancaster. “I feel my engineering training and experiences at Ohio University were very instrumental in establishing a solid foundation and the discipline necessary for a career in computers and information processing. The work experience while in school was another major part of my college education. The exposure to students from all walks of life and from around the world was invaluable as we expanded our company’s operations internationally. Lastly, the opportunity to take advantage of these experiences at OU and any successes I’ve had could not have happened without the support and understanding of my wife Marilyn and the good “midwestern values” instilled in us as kids by our parents as we grew up” He received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University in l966.

Chuck serves on the Board of Directors of RSA Security, and Matrix One. He is Director and Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Telecommunications Council and a member of the Strategic Planning Committee for the Russ College Board of Visitors.

He and Marilyn reside in Carlisle, Massachusetts and have one daughter, Sherrie.

 

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