Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) Announces New Director of Strategic Accounts
Oak Brook, Illinois — Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) Chief Operating Officer Richard C. McGann is pleased to announce that Ron Rice has joined SMA as Director of Strategic Accounts, effective July 20, 2009.
Mr. Rice comes to SMA with extensive experience, having held numerous sales, marketing and management positions within the distribution industry. Prior to joining SMA, he worked with Kent Landsberg,Co. as director of strategic accounts and division manager. Previously, he worked for Xpedx in sales and territory management.
“The member owners of SMA are excited to work with an individual of such high personal and professional character and integrity,” said McGann. “We believe his contributions to the organization will be significant as we continue the advancement and development of SMA’s strategic account initiative.”
About Strategic Market Alliance
Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) is a member - owned cooperative comprised of prominent distributors of sanitary maintenance, foodservice and industrial packaging products, equipment and associated services.
SMA’s serves as a catalyst for optimizing the efficiency and effectiveness of all stakeholders in the channel, creating value - based business solutions that result in mutually profitable and sustainable partnerships between stakeholders.
The individual and collective experience of SMA’s distributor owners, acting interdependently, uniquely equips the cooperative to respond to a dynamic marketplace. Serving as value - added intermediaries between manufacturers and end user customers, SMA distributors become the catalyst for optimization of the supply chain. By aligning segment specific business solutions with stakeholder needs and expectations, SMA fosters mutually profitable and sustainable partnerships.