A veteran leader for Sika for over 29 years in the United States, Rick has played a decisive role in the development of Sika’s Construction materials business over his distinguished career with the company.
He brings a successful track record in marketing, sales, business management, strategic planning, and mergers & acquisitions to his new position.
Most recently, as Executive Vice President from 2013 through 2017 Rick led strong, organic, double-digit sales and profit growth in the Sika target market business areas of Refurbishment and Sealing & Bonding.
He also led the development and execution of a successful company-wide, cross-selling strategy that continues to drive growth, and led the completion and integration of 5 new acquisitions for Sika in the United States over the past 3 years.
Rick is a graduate of the Wharton Business School, Advanced Management (AMP) at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. Rick is based at the company headquarters in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
CHRISTOPH GANZ HAS BEEN PROMOTED TO PRESIDENT, REGION AMERICAS OF SIKA AG
Christoph Ganz has been promoted to President, Region Americas of Sika AG. In his new role, Ganz will be responsible for all Sika companies and countries in North, South, and Central America.
In his over 20 year career at Sika, Ganz has demonstrated strong leadership and continuous success and growth in the various positions he has held.
As General Manager, North America since 2013, Ganz led Sika Corporation in the U.S. and Sika Canada, Inc. to double digit growth and has strengthened the U.S. portfolio through strategically aligned mergers and acquisitions, making it one of the most successful companies throughout global Sika.