Rick Crandall, Chairman of the Board

Rick Crandall is the chairman of the board of directors for Pelstar, LLC, the makers of Health o meter® Professional scales. Possessing over 28 years of CEO experience, Rick is considered a leader in the software industry and serves on the board of directors for numerous companies:

  • Pelstar, LLC (Chairman): Manufactures Health o meter® Professional medical scales
  • Actv8 Inc.: An interactive television second-screen platform that engages TV viewers and deepens their relationship with advertisers
  • RR Donnelley (NYSE: RRD)
  • Diebold Inc.(NYSE: DBD)
  • Virun, Inc. - biotech firm re-inventing the health beverage market

Other business related accomplishments include:

  • Founder, ex-CEO and Chariman of Comshare, Inc.
  • Former Chairman of Novell
  • Former Chairman, Giga Information Group
  • Chairman of the Enterprise Software CEO Roundtable
  • Former Chairman of the Association for the Computer Software and Services Industry (ITAA); He served on the ITAA Board for over 20 years, chairing its strategic planning committee for 12 years
  • Technology advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 2003 to 2008
  • Selected as "One of the 5 Leading Pioneers of the Computer Industry" (ICP Business Software Review; Oct. 1986)
  • Received the 1992 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the University of Michigan Business School and Harvard Business School Alumni groups
  • Crandall attended the University of Michigan where he received a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, a BS degree in Mathematics and a MS degree in Industrial Engineering.
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