Frederick (Rick) W. Winter is Dean Emeritus and Professor of Business Administration at Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh. Winter received his PhD from Purdue University where he also received his MSIA (Krannert Scholar Award). He received his BSIE (cum laude) in industrial engineering from Lehigh University.
Dr. Winter is widely regarded as a specialist in marketing strategy, marketing management, business-to-business marketing, and services marketing. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Marketing Research, one of the leading journals in his field. His research has been published in the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Marketing, and Management Science, Journal of Business Venturing, and Interfaces. Winter has been a consultant to more than 50 different firms, including: Caterpillar Corporation, McDonnell Douglas, Graphic Controls, FMC John Deere, Indotronix, and PACCAR.
Professor Winter has served on the Boards of Directors of Rand Capital (Buffalo), Bell Sports Corporation, and Innovation Works (Pittsburgh). He is currently on the boards of Merrill Lynch-BlackRock Equity and Liquidity Funds (New York); Alkon Corporation (Freemont, Ohio), and Tippmann Industries (Chicago/Fort Wayne).