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The Breeze Dozen: Cape Trailblazers — Michael Richter

By Staff | May 22, 2020

Michael Richter

Each week the Cape Coral Breeze will feature a leader within the business community — public sector, private sector, or non-profit — asking a dozen questions that focus on the person and the business in which they hold a leadership role.


Name: Michael Richter

Position: COO

Company/Organization: Ecological Laboratories Inc.

Industry: Biotechnology

Contact Information: www.EcologicalLabs.com

Address: North Cape Industrial Park, Cape Coral

Your Business at a Glance:

What you do: Worldwide supplier of environmentally friendly biological products for ecosystem restoration.

Unique niche: Manufacturing proprietary environmentally friendly consumer and industrial products.

Bragging rights: Eliminated the odor and algae from the Cabot Canal in Cape Coral during the algae crisis.

Where you see your business in five years: Continuing its operation in Cape Coral under the management of the second generation.

About you:

Describe yourself in one word: Disciplined.

Hero, role model or mentor: D.T. Suzuki.

Person you’d most like to meet: Jimmy Carter.

Book that changed your life: “Bushido: Soul of Japan” by Nitobe.

Best business advice you’ve ever received: “Do not fear failure, but rather fear not trying.”

Biggest risk you’ve ever taken: Business travel through Pakistan.

Personal passion: Giving back to the community.

Guilty pleasure: Binge watching TV series.