Dave joined RICO in 1986 and led RICO through significant growth and expansion. He served many roles in the company before becoming President and then CEO in 1999. Dave serves on the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) B56.1 committee to develop engineering and safety standards required for manufacturers who design and build industrial lift trucks. He is also an entrepreneurial strategist, team builder and passionate investor. Dave is an active member of the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce.
Steve Shuck, President and COO
Steve joined the company in 1991 and helped RICO gain strength and recognition in the industry. He has held many leadership roles in the company, and advanced from Vice President to President in 2011. Steve oversees RICO’s four facilities and more than 100 employees. He brings a vast background in manufacturing, a passion for pushing limits to increase efficiency, and a clear vision for what’s required in the specialty material handling industry. Steve is proud of RICO’s 30-year history and employee retention. “We’ve been able to maintain a loyal workforce committed to our long-term plans. Our employees take ownership, as they build quality into the equipment and engage directly with our customers.” Steve unites RICO engineers and sales staff to create better solutions for customers and greater stability for RICO’s long term growth. He takes part in MHEDA conferences and collaborates with industry leaders in material handling to stay ahead in an ever changing industry.
Kent earned his degree in Business Administration from Cleveland State University. He brings 20+ years of expertise in accounting and financial support management with leading companies, including Bell & Howell, Snap-On Tools and Weldon Tool. Kent joined RICO in 2010 and handles bank relationships and customer contracts. He appreciates the way a financially strong organization delivers value to its customers. “RICO is a secure business with financial stability and freedom from bank debt or control. We can weather downturns in the economy, so our customers know we’ll be around to support their organization with long term partnerships.” Kent also admires a company focused on taking care of their employees and customers.
David joined RICO in 2015 and brings to the company over 15 years of manufacturing, supply chain, and operations management experience. David earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta and started his career in the material handling industry in 1996. Prior to joining RICO David worked as Director of Operations for Konecranes Inc. and Morris Material Handling where he managed and led manufacturing and supply chain operations in support of the North and South American sales and service businesses. David is responsible for all engineering, supply chain, and manufacturing operations, as well as coordinating best practices throughout RICO’s business to ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction. “RICO’s strong customer focus as well as a creative, innovative, and passionate team places RICO at the forefront of the material handling industry”.