Washington — Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin swore in David J. Ryder as the 39th United States Mint director today at the Main Treasury Building. Ryder also led the Mint as its 34th Director from September 1992 to November 1993 during the administration of President George H.W. Bush.
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.
About the United States Mint
Congress created the United States Mint in 1792 and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including Proof, Uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals, and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
Press release courtesy of the United States Mint.