• Angelica Corporation
  • Design Partners Inc.
  • Pylon
  • Georgia State

Our Client:

Angelica Corporation Logo - 74px One of the leading healthcare linen and medical laundry providers. Angelica provides a wide range of textile rental products and services - including comprehensive linen management services tailored specifically to clients’ requirements and needs.

What They Say:

“Rick is a very knowledgeable and solid marketer who has a particular expertise building a new products capabilities (process) and producing results quickly.  We hired Rick to help us identify, prioritize and develop a multiyear new product roadmap for Angelica Corporation – i.e. help us get through the “fuzzy front end” of new product development.  Rick applied his extensive B2C and B2B experience in new products in our B2B environment and was successful in helping our team determine where to focus its efforts.  His creativity, follow-though and professionalism on how he went about working with my team helped set the stage for launching several new product ideas.  His knowledge of and ability to deploy a new product process and tools with our team continue to produce results long after he has gone.  I’d recommend him to any company - especially B2B clients where new product capabilities tend to be less developed – that needs to quickly ramp up new products efforts.” Micheal McEnaney - Senior Vice-President, Marketing & Strategy

Our Client:

Design Partners Logo - Cutout background - 74px
We are Design Partners. Located in Racine, WI, it’s not just our name; it’s how we work. Being a true partner is about our vision and commitment, and it’s how we’ve run our business of brand strategy and brand design for over 27 years. Through superior brand design and our relentless service ethic, we support your business growth with every consumer touch point that we create together. Our staff of 30 partners is committed to your success.

What They Say:

I have known Rick for the better part of 10 years now and can tell you he’s someone you should look at. His skills and leadership in general management, P&L/cost control, strategic & tactical marketing, branding and new product development are difficult to find amongst his peers. Very few have the skills and capabilities Rick has. I have worked with Rick as a client now with two major automotive manufacturers and is very good at scoping out problems, devising alternatives, developing a plan and working with me and my design team to get things to market in a timely and effective fashion. In addition, he’s also flexible, adaptable, creative and works well with Design Partners and my team – he’s a good listener. He’s actually brought new business to our design firm. I would love to work with him again with another major manufacturer. You couldn’t do much better than Rick”.

Tom Coady - Vice President, Brand Development - Design Partners, Racine, WI

Our Client:

Pylon Corporate Logo - Cutout background - 74px. Pylon is a leading automotive aftermarket supplier specializing in the design, engineering, manufacturing and marketing of wiper blade and other specialty car care products. They are the exclusive licensee responsible for the manufacturing and marketing of Michelin, DuPont wiper blades and car care products as well the new Barrett-Jackson premium appearance chemical product line.  You can find the new Barrett-Jackson products at most Wal-Mart's and Pep Boys.

What They Say:

“Rick is an outstanding brand marketing and new product developer.  I’m known Rick for over 30 years both as a direct report, colleague, competitor and friend.  Rick is different than other marketers not only because he has the breadth of experience working for world class CPG, consumer durables and automotive aftermarket companies; but also has a depth of expertise ranging from tactical marketing to strategic general management issues – including licensing opportunities.  I’ve recently used Rick for several business initiatives and have been pleased not only with his performance and results, but his professional behavior and demeanor he continues to bring to my business.  I’d hire him full time in a minute if I had the right opportunity for him…You should consider him for your business.”

Matt Broderick - Senior Vice-President, Sales & Marketing

 “Rick has been a client of mine bringing me new business for my contract manufacturing of household products business for almost 10 years now. Rick assisted my business when we were first starting up as a new company and more recently with a brand new client of his he brought to me. Rick’s understanding of contract manufacturing and new product development is almost without equal. He has the uncanny ability to see things from other points of view while crafting alternatives suitable for his business and clients. It’s a pleasure working with Rick and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to other clients of mine needing new product development and brand marketing.”

Bobby Dunn - General Manager, BPI Packaging - Co-Packer For Pylon

Our Client:

Georgia State University Logo - Cutout Background - 270px J. Mack Robinson College of Business

The J. Mack Robinson College of Business is committed to excellence in the creation and dissemination of knowledge in business. We prepare students to lead by pursuing ethical, innovative and value-enhancing strategies in a culturally diverse and technologically advanced world.

What They Say:

"I have invited Rick couple of times to guest lecture in my Product and Brand Management graduate class. He did an excellent job providing the students a different (different from academic) view of the industry. He has great experience in new product development and branding. The students and I appreciated his insights."

Naveen Donthu - Marketing Department Chair

"Rick is an industry expert on branding and product innovation. He served as a guest lecturer in my basic marketing class at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University and my students loved his lecture! They were greatly impressed by Rick's deep subject matter knowledge and found it useful to link academic knowledge to business practice."

Yu Yu - Assistant Professor of Marketing