Primary Functional Areas of Expertise
- Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO)
- OSHA Authorized Trainer
- University of Michigan Lean Leadership
Background and Education
Rick joined Missouri Enterprise in 2014, bringing 20 years of experience in Process Improvement, Lean, Supply Chain and Safety to help Missouri Enterprise clients promote a safe and positive work environment. He has managed various business operations with P & L responsibilities. Rick understands the impact of material, labor and overhead on a company's bottom line.
Rick's experience includes construction and mining equipment, diesel engines, automotive, aerospace, metals, plastics, paper, food and pharmaceutical packaging, focusing on safety, quality, delivery and cost.
Rick's work experience includes Caterpillar, General Motors, Bunn Corp., Honeywell, Graham Packaging and Smurfit-Stone. He has help the following positions: Director of Operations and Plant Manager, Logistics and Warehouse Manager, Production Manager, Production Supervisor and Sales & Operations Planning.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Business/Economics and a Master of Arts in Economics from Western Illinois University. He holds a certificate in Lean Leadership from the University of Michigan and a career certification through the OSHA Training Education Center at St. Louis University as a Certified Safety & Health Official.
Rick is a member of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers.