The newest member of the Center for Entrepreneurship Advisory Board is Richard Becktel. Richard is a strong supporter of multiple causes on and off campus and he has been one of the Center’s strongest supporters.

Richard is the CEO and President of Southern Counties Lubricants (SCL). From the website: “A native of Southern California, Richard Becktel joined Southern Counties Lubricants in the late 1970s as operations manager. Back then, his job included everything from managing employees to repairing equipment. In 1998, along with then-owner Frank Greinke Jr., Richard worked to develop a new strategic business model focusing on the Southern California wholesale lubricant market. Since that time, he has overseen tremendous growth in terms of both the SCL team and the number of product and service offerings the company provides. Under Richard’s leadership, SCL has grown to become the market’s leading distribution and logistics company in the state.”

As a Center for Entrepreneurship board member, Richard’s input will help to shape the strategy for the Center and all of its organizations and activities, the Titan Fast Pitch Competition, CSUF Startup Incubator, VetTitans, entrepreneurial education at CSUF, and much more.

Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson said that “Bringing someone of Richard’s caliber onto the team will open up many new opportunities for our Center. In addition to his sage advice we are looking forward to working with him to develop programs for our students.”

CSUF Entrepreneurship

We are dedicated to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs develop the skills that they need to compete locally and globally. The CSUF Entrepreneurship program does many things, including: consulting projects where students serve up fresh strategies to actual businesses, competitions for students from middle school to grad school, helping entrepreneurs go from concept to launch, frequent seminars and office hours for entrepreneurs and professionals, and much more. Interested in becoming a part of the CSUF Entrepreneurship community? Reach out to us at for more information! CSUF Entrepreneurship depends on the support of the community, please go here to donate.

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