Rick is the Vice President of Operations and he is responsible for the operations of the East West business units in the United States and Canada. Rick has over twenty years of experience in electronic manufacturing services as the owner of Universal Electronics, Inc. which was acquired by East West in 2020. His work at Universal Electronics and other businesses he has owned resulted in six U.S. patents. Rick received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.