According to the release, Rice comes to SMA with extensive experience, having held numerous sales, marketing and management positions within the distribution industry
Prior to joining SMA, Rice worked with Kent Landsberg Company as the director of strategic accounts and the division manager
, the release stated.
Rice also previously worked for xpedx in sales and territory management
, the release noted.
SMA Chief Operating Officer Richard McGann said: "The member owners of SMA are excited to work with an individual of such high personal and professional character and integrity. We believe [Rice''s] contributions to the organization will be significant as we continue the advancement and development of SMA’s strategic account initiative."
Strategic Market Alliance is a member-owned cooperative comprised of prominent distributors of sanitary maintenance, foodservice and industrial packaging products, equipment and associated services, the release added.