Quentin Rench ’63

To say that the Gamma-Rho Chapter was important to Brother Quin Rench would be a gross understatement. In his words, "Kappa Sigma was the University to me." That statement says a lot considering his accomplishments in both his professional career and in his family life.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 1970, Brother Rench embarked on successful career with the Von Schrader Company, an upholstery and carpet-cleaning product manufacturer that is known world-wide as a leader in its field. After progressing up the corporate ladder, Brother Rench was named president of the company in 1986. Through his hard work and leadership, the company has enjoyed continued success while revolutionizing the industry.

Brother Rench's professional success does not stop there, however. He is also CEO and Chairman of Racine Industries/HOST, an international company that develops and tests new cleaning equipment and products for commercial and home use. Racine Industries/HOST is one of the most recognizable names in the industry and has recently developed a world-wide educational program designed to educate people about the company's products and how to use them properly.

Brother Rench has also established himself as an important member of the Racine community. He has volunteered countless hours as Director of the Racine Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse while playing a large role in the Racine aviation community. He has founded the Racine Chapter of Experimental Aircraft Association, the Southwest Wisconsin Aviation Museum, and the Southwest Wisconsin Aviation Hall of Fame. Additionally, he helped put Racine on the map in the world of tennis by founding Racine World Team Tennis.

The effect that Gamma-Rho has on its members is very clear in regards to Brother Rench. From his days as Social Chairman to his work as an alumnus, Brother Rench has not strayed far from the family atmosphere provided by the chapter. He remains an active individual who has provided a shining example for others in the chapter. Brother Rench is happily married to wife Barbie and is the proud father of two children, Kevin and Debbie.