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Karl Lutkewitte

Sales and Product Manager

Karl has worked in the automated valve industry for 34 years, working 14 years for Emerson Electric at their Alco Controls division, and later for Emerson Process Management. He has worked at Richards Industrials for over 20 years as Hex Valve and Bestobell Product Manager, Hex Valve Projects Manager and currently, as the Steriflow Product and Sales Manager. Karl is a 1983 graduate of the University of Missouri system having studied premed at the Columbia Campus, and Business Administration/Marketing at the St. Louis Campus. Karl is originally from Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and a proud graduate of Valle High School. Go Warriors – record for most Class 1 Football State Titles!

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Bill Sams

Chief Engineer

Bill joined the Richards Industrials team as a Design Engineer for the Steriflow Valve product line. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and has a Masters of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. Bill retired as a Lieutenant Commander from the US Navy; he was a Nuclear Power Trained Officer and a veteran of the Afghan War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He comes to us from Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Virginia where he served as a Senior Engineer performing weapon lethality and effectiveness analysis.

Bill is the Chief Engineer of Steriflow Valve and Engineering Manager.

 

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Sean Pater

BioPharm Sales Engineer

Sean joined the Richards Industrials team in 2017. He is a graduate from the University of Cincinnati where he received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. Sean is responsible for  traveling and assisting customers with our North American Representatives.

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Garrett Ackerman

Regional Sales Manager

Garrett joined Richards Industrials in April 2017. He is new to the valve industry but has experience in sales and service. As regional manager, he’s responsible for sales of all seven Richards product lines. His duties include: training and support of the sales channel, identification of new and emerging markets, and the recruitment of new representatives and distributors.

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Doug Boily

Regional Sales Manager, Southwest

Doug has been with Richards Industrials for more than fifteen years, and he has more than thirty years industry experience. As regional manager, he’s responsible for sales of all seve Richards product lines. His duties include: training and support of the sales channel, identification of new and emerging markets, and the recruitment of new representatives and distributors.

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Pamela Curtis

Food & Beverage Product Manager

Pam comes to us with over 25 years’ experience in the industry. She will concentrate most of her efforts in the Food, Beverage and Dairy markets, selling across our Richards Industrials product groups. Her sales career began with a local multi-turn valve manufacturer. She then made her transition into Industrial PVF distribution. She brings with her a diverse customer portfolio, spending many years working directly within the Food, Beverage, Chemical, Petro Chemical, MRO and many other industrial industries. She studied Business at the University of Maryland and is a member NAWIC, and IFC.

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Tim Gainer

Regional Sales Manager, North America

Tim has been with Steriflow Valve for twenty years and he has more than twenty-five years of industry experience. As regional manager, he’s responsible for training and support of the sales channel, identification of new and emerging markets, and the recruitment of new representatives and distributors.

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Veerachoke Narasirilirk

Regional Sales Manager, Asia

Veerachoke has been with Richards Industrials since 2006. He has experience in industrial sales for more than 30 years in both sales and channels management. Veerachoke holds Bachelor of Science in Technical Education in Computer Technology from King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok. He based in Bangkok, Thailand to support representatives, distributors and customers in Asia-Pacific Region including training, identification of new and emerging markets, developing the markets, and the recruitment of new representatives and distributors.

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Jorge Rodriguez

Regional Sales Manager, Latin America

Jorge has worked with Richards Industrials since 2008 as sales manager for Latin America. He grew up in Mexico City and moved to Guadalajara, Mexico in 1984 where he graduated from ITESO University with a degree in industrial engineering. He began his journey in the instrumentation business 30 years ago.

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Tyler Schroeder

Regional Sales Manager

Tyler Schroeder started at Richards Industrials in 2010 as an Inside Sales Correspondent. In 2014, Tyler was promoted to Marwin Valve Product Manager where he was responsible for the sales and management of Marwin Valve. In 2016, Tyler decided to transition to Regional Sales Manager and is responsible for the sales in the following states: Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Michigan, Tennessee, Southern Illinois, Eastern Missouri, Arkansas, Northern Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Virginia, All of Canada less Alberta.

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Simon Waring

Regional Sales Manager, Europe

Simon has experience as a project Engineer, has been in the process control industry for more than 15 years and the valve industry in particular, for the last 10 years.

He has held Regional Sales Management positions with both Burkert and Schubert & Salzer, GmbH, where he was responsible for the UK and Ireland.

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Kyndle McMurry

Marketing Communications Manager

Kyndle has been with Richards Industrials since 1998. She is responsible for brand management, marketing strategy and maintaining the corporate identity for Richards Industrials and the seven product lines. Duties include developing, evaluating and managing all websites; managing all aspects of trade show operations; and creating effective marketing collateral for websites, brochures, advertisements, and other communication materials.

Logan Moore

Digital Marketing Manager

Logan Moore is the Digital Marketing Manager for Richards Industrials. Logan started at Richards in 2014 as a Co-Op student during her undergrad years at the University of Cincinnati. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing, and went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Marketing from UC as well. Logan’s duties include: social media activities, managing digital marketing campaigns, customer communication efforts, lead generation management, content generation and new product releases.

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