Richard L Shank, Director of Sales – UTILCO, was appointed as Vice Chair of SAC (Supplier Advisory Council) for NAAUD (North American Associates of Utility Distributors) at the April 2018 Annual NAAUD Conference in San Antonio, TX. This appointment is a two year term, followed by two year term as Chairman.
The SAC helps with the planning and continued growth of the NAAUD Organization. NAAUD was formed to promote activities with its members and associates that concentrate on continuous improvement and best practices in four areas of the supply chain; Sourcing and Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Delivery, Training and Education – Knowledge and also Relationships and Collaboration
Richard began his career in the Utility Industry in Harrisonburg, VA while working at Special Fleet Services as an outside sales person. He then went on to be part of a Manufacturer’s Rep Agency which had their corporate offices in Richmond, VA. He was then recruited as a Regional Sales Manager covering 16 states for the Utility business. In March, 2008 Richard took the role of National Sales Manager for UTILCO, based out of Cincinnati, OH and then was promoted to Director of Sales – UTILCO in 2011. Richard oversees the Utility Division, Nationally and Internationally.
Richard and his wife Linda, live in Rockingham, VA.