With the retirement of the founders, there were some big shoes to fill. Luckily the strong reputation of Rieke Metals allowed the company to recruit some excellent new employees over the past year.
Shannon Bellino joined Rieke Metals as Director of Sales for Life Sciences in April of last year. Shannon has over 10 years experience selling into the life sciences industry. Her most recent employment was as Regional Sales Manager for Life Sciences at Thermo Fisher Scientific. Shannon's experience supporting customers in a cGMP environment enhances the company's strong technical offering and supports its transformation from a supplier of research materials to a commercial partner.
Chriss Furrer joined Rieke Metals in April 2014 as office manager/accountant. She has over fifteen years of accounting and HR experience. Her most recent employer was Controller with Phenomblue, a connected communications firm in Omaha, NE. She has also worked in the restaurant/golf course industry as well as a tax accountant for a law firm. Her number one focus is customer and vendor satisfaction, along with GAAP accounting standards. Focusing on our strengths of building partnerships, Chriss will enable Rieke Metals to continue building strong foundations for growth.