Ryszard Wasiłek graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the  Szczecin University of Technology, and completed postgraduate studies District Heating and Heating of the Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Environmental Engineering.

Since 2003 Ryszard Wasiłek has been the President of the Management Board of a district heating company Przedsiębiorstwo Energetyki Cieplnej Sp. z o.o. in Stargard. In years 1990-1994 Ryszard Wasiłek served as the Deputy President of Stargard, responsible for economic policy and in years 1994-2003 worked at KielArt Sp. z o.o. in Szczecin as CEO – Chairman.

Ryszard Wasiłek has been a Member of the Council of the Stargard Chamber of Commerce (since 2004), a Member of the Regional Council of the Polish Chamber of District Heating – North-Western Region (since 2010), a Member of the National Council of the Polish Chamber of District Heating (since 2014). In years 1993-1994 Ryszard Wasiłek was also the President of the Western Pomerania Municipal Community “Euroregion Pomerania”.