Rick works with KLH’s portfolio companies to evaluate, develop, and execute operational strategies that deliver continuous improvement and measurable results. He also serves as a resource for the portfolio companies to execute special projects, such as acquisition integration, geographic expansion, process improvement, as well as key employee recruitment.
Rick has over 30 years of leadership experience in the fields of operations, supply chain, manufacturing, and distribution, and has run operations both globally and domestically across various industries. He has served in executive positions for several private equity sponsored companies ranging from a $90 million logistics company to Formica Corporation, an $800 million laminate manufacturer. Most recently, Rick was Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain for Sterling Site Access Solutions in Chicago, IL. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Supply Chain for Floworks International in Houston, TX.
Rick graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He resides in Nashville with his wife, Debbi, and enjoys attending football games at Centre College where his son graduated and visiting his daughter who is attending Auburn University.