President Trump nominated David J. Ryder to a five-year term as the 39th director of the United States Mint, the White House announced today, Oct. 5. The position has been officially vacant since Edmund C. Moy left it in January 2011.
Mr. Ryder is no stranger to the office. He served under President George H. W. Bush as the 34th Mint director from September 1992 to November 1993.
The following information was offered Oct. 3 in a White House release announcing the intent to nominate Ryder:
"Mr. Ryder served as manager and managing director of currency for Honeywell Authentication Technologies. Previously, Mr. Ryder served as CEO of Secure Products Corporation, which was acquired by Honeywell in 2007. In 1991, Mr. Ryder was nominated by President George H.W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Director of the U.S. Mint. His prior government service also included Deputy Treasurer of the United States, Assistant to the Vice President and Deputy Chief of Staff to Vice President Daniel Quayle. Mr. Ryder was born in Billings, Montana and raised in Boise, Idaho. A graduate of Boise State University, Mr. Ryder is married with two children."
David Motl has served as the acting principal deputy director of the U.S. Mint since Jan. 20 when Rhett Jeppson resigned from the position.
Ryder must be confirmed as the 39th director by a vote in the Senate.