Entrepreneur, civic leader and 1981 Muskingum University graduate R. Gregory Adams will serve as the principal speaker at Muskingum University’s 27th graduate commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Since 2017, he has served as Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of Reach Rehab, a business start-up that uses virtual reality to enhance shoulder rehabilitation. The operation is a subsidiary of Triad Labs, started in 2011 as an entrepreneurial consulting and management company with his business partner and fellow Muskingum graduate Larry Triplett, Class of 1980.
“Greg Adams has had a significant impact on the national health care technology field, the southeastern Ohio economy, and the Village of New Concord,” said Muskingum University President Susan S. Hasseler. “He is a dedicated member of our Board of Trustees and has a deep commitment to our students’ success. We are delighted that he is addressing this year’s graduate degree recipients.”
Previously, Mr. Adams co-founded and for three decades served as a co-owner of Triad Data Processing. Together with Larry Triplett, their privately-held company otherwise known as Resource Systems, was recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in America by Inc. magazine. The company provided innovative solutions to track care in long-term care facilities nationwide. Cerner Corporation acquired the company in 2011 and still operates out of the facility on South Friendship Drive in New Concord.
Mr. Adams has helped advance economic development throughout southeastern Ohio, serving since 2010 as a Board Member of the Ohio Appalachian Business Council and its subsidiary, the Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth. Since 2011, he has been a board member of the Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, where he recently completed a term as Board President.
From 1988-2015, Mr. Adams served his community as the Mayor of the Village of New Concord. He has also been a member of the New Concord Planning Commission, the New Concord Village Council, the Muskingum County Library Board and past President of the Muskingum County Community Foundation. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the John and Annie Glenn Museum.
A Muskingum University Trustee since 2016, Mr. Adams is also a recipient of the University’s alumni Distinguished Service Award. He has also been honored by multiple organizations in recognition of his exemplary civic commitment.
Mr. Adams earned his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in mathematics. He is an IFR certified private aircraft pilot, a certified SCUBA diver and successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with his daughter Clare Adams. He also enjoys skiing, biking, golf, tennis, sailing, and participating in community theater productions. He is actively involved with College Drive Presbyterian Church where he is a Chancel Choir singer. He and his wife Eileen McComb Adams, Class of 1980, reside in New Concord and are the parents of Chelsea Adams and Clare Adams.
The ceremony will be streamed live, beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, at Muskingum.edu/Live.