Rich Niemiec is a world renowned Oracle Tuning Expert. Rich is an Oracle Ace Director and was the CEO and a co-founder of TUSC, a Chicago-based systems integrator of Oracle-based business solutions started in 1988. Rich has served as an Executive Advisor to Rolta International Board of Directors, as President of Rolta TUSC, and President of Rolta EICT. TUSC was the Oracle Partner of the Year in 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010 (Rolta TUSC), & 2011 (Rolta).
Rich is a past President of the International Oracle Users Group (IOUG) and the current President of the Midwest Oracle Users Group (MOUG). Rich is one of six originally honored worldwide Oracle Certified Masters. In 2015, he authored Quick Start Guide to Oracle Query Tuning for DBAs & Developers. In 2012, he authored the #1 Oracle bestseller Oracle11g Release 2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques, an update of his previous 3 Oracle best sellers on Oracle8i, Oracle9i, and Oracle10g Performance Tuning. Oracle 12c R2 Performance Tuning Tips & Techniques comes out in March 2017. Rich was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame in 1998. He is a graduate of Purdue University.