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Nick Richardi

Innovation Manager
Aligned technology R&D with new market spaces by leading the discovery of emerging initiatives, steering R&D programs, and managing prototype product lines. Positioned company for early market entry by cultivating strategic partnerships to accelerate product development.
  • Designed, architected, and built a data-driven, IoT, mobile interaction, customer engagement platform prototype product from scratch to deliver early-stage profitability and pioneer new NFC customer loyalty applications.
  • Expanded technology sales to seven new industries to deliver 700% technology-leveraged growth by conducting 41 client-site audits across 23 industries to identify new business opportunities.
  • Designed and built a 10k-sq.ft. technology lab to develop reproducible and patentable RFID innovations that reduced service calls by 40% and improved technology manufacturing efficiency by 12%.
  • Leveraged emerging technology and consumer data to develop disruptive strategies, increasing conversion, growing same-store lift across 800 stores and positioning the vendor as the top supplier in its product segment.
  • Strengthened thought leadership by publishing case studies on emerging data and technology-driven business models, garnering invitations to speak as an expert on IoT business models, and mentoring rising leaders and innovators.

Rehrig Pacific Company

Founded in 1913, Rehrig Pacific’s scientific curiosity and nearly-molecular attention to detail has made us the industry leader in pallets, waste and recycling containers and supply chain solutions. Going back to the very first days of the company, the big brains at Rehrig Pacific have never been content to just put stuff in crates and pallets and waste containers. Instead, for every type of product and every stage of the supply chain, our team considers things like height and weight and density and gravity and inertia and torque and friction and speed and efficiency and, well, everything. From the first product we created, a part for an early battery design, we’ve used an unbroken chain of obsessive thinking to improve every product and solve every problem. By digging far below the surface of supply chain and waste and recycling challenges and applying knowledge of all the forces and materials involved, Rehrig Pacific sees solutions where no one else does. That’s the power of physics. And Rehrig Pacific. We employ engineering fanatics who love polymers, particles and pallets. We also employ incredibly reliable and dedicated customer service professionals who will do everything they can to make sure you’re getting everything out of your partnership with us. In fact, we’re famous for it.