Biography

Rick has been a senior operations leader in manufacturing, supply chain, engineering, QA, distribution/logistics, finance, IT, facilities, and human resources and labor relations since 1996. He has been successful in both turnarounds and rapid scaling environments leading teams from 100 to 1,500 people. Rick is recognized for improving tactics and strategies designed to build cohesive high-performing work teams, improving systems and efficiencies, reaching best-in-class quality, on-time delivery, and collaborative relationships between customers and vendors relationships. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has led successful transformations using lean production and Six Sigma process improvement implementation within nine different organizations.

Rick served as a principal at Rona Consulting Group (RCG) until it combined with Moss Adams in 2017. RCG’s founders were early adopters of the Toyota Management System in the health care setting.

Education

  • BS, computer science, University of Arizona
  • MSIA, Carnegie Mellon University