Effective August 1st, 2012, Vicky Rutherford announced the appointment of Eric Gowland, as president of RCI. Gowland joined RCI in 2008. He is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng) and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) with more than 25 years of experience working with (and for) manufacturing and distribution companies. Prior to RCI, Gowland owned and managed his own international consulting and software business, helping manufacturers, with extensive distribution networks to utilize the Theory of Constraints to drive exponential profit growth.
Vicky Rutherford will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer, after her 10-year run as president of RCI. In a prepared statement, Rutherford said: “I am confident that we have the right team in place with the right skills, willingness and ability to execute our strategic plans. The RCI we know today is nothing like it was a decade ago. We have a respected, well established brand in the market and an extensive distribution network. We have built a solid foundation for sustainable growth. In my new role, I look forward to supporting and guiding RCI and its leadership team.”
Also effective August 1, 2012, Brent Mountford took on operations and was appointed director of finance and operations. Mountford is a Chartered Accountant and has been with RCI since 2009, responsible for Finance, HR and IT. Mountford is a strong leader and has more than 17 years of experience in manufacturing and high tech industries.