Ryder previously held the position of Global Business Development Manager and Managing Director of Currency for Honeywell Authentication Technologies. Ryder also served as CEO of Secure Products Corporation, which Honeywell acquired in 2007. In addition to his time at the Mint, Ryder’s prior government service includes appointments as Deputy Treasurer of the United States, Assistant to the Vice President, and Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Dan Quayle.
As Mint Director, Ryder will lead an organization of almost 1,700 people who are employed with responsibilities ranging from securing the assets entrusted to the Mint, to the design, manufacturing, and distribution of circulating, precious metal and collectible coins, and national medals. The Mint operates six facilities across the United States: Headquarters in Washington, D.C.; production facilities in Philadelphia, San Francisco, Denver, and West Point; and the U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox.
Ryder was born in Billings, Montana and raised in Boise, Idaho. He attended Boise State University and is married with two children.