Richard Acord

Work History

Work History
Nov 2006 - Present

Category Manager

US Foodservice

C.O.P.(center of the plate) category manager responsible for all aspects of meat related protein item carried at the distributor.  Responsible for determining the manufacturer partners we will be working with.  Responsible for the profitability of the category as a whole, from pricing structure to managing spoils, and dumps.  Responsible for training sales people on the products,

Aug 2003 - Nov 2006

sales

salt lake cable and harness

sales consultant responsible for working with manufacturers, getting them to outsource their electronic cable harness manufacturing to us.  Coordinating work orders with production to make sure of on time delivery.  responsible for the western half of the united states, client industries from precision timing to aircaraft manufacturing to gaming.

Sep 2000 - Aug 2003

territory manager

polyair corp

territory manager covering Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, selling protective pactive packaging solutions through distribution. 

Apr 1993 - Sep 2000

owner/director of sales

blackrock food marketing

Co owner of a small foodservice brokerage.  Sales manager responsible for directing a small sales force of 4 individuals including myself.  Key accounts I handled, Utah Jazz, Salt Lake Buzz(now bees), Utah State University, Utah Valley University, University of Utah, Casinos in Mesquite Nevada, and Casinos in Wendover Nevada,

Also responsible for all other aspects of running a small business, from hiring and firing, to payroll, and day to day accounting.

Education

Education
Apr 2008 - Apr 2010

MBA

Western Governors University
1988 - 1993

bachelors

westminster college of salt lake city

Objective

to find a position that will enable me to continue along my career path working my way eventually up to market president of a foodservice distributor.

Interest

I enjoy the outdoors, I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and hiking. enjoy all manners of sports from golf to basketball to baseball. I really love to read and learn, and I love to cook