While in position, Stepien shall be responsible for developing the dry ice production market worldwide, as well as serving as a member of the Senior Leadership Team.
Prior to his appointment, Stepien held roles as President of Stormwater Solutions Division, and Senior Vice President of Marketing within CONTECH. He also benefits from 17 years experience in various general management, marketing and sales roles with General Electric. During his time with both companies, he successfully led multi-million dollar growth initiatives.
Gene Cooke, President and CEO of Cold Jet, commented, “Rick brings to Cold Jet a wealth of corporate growth strategy experience, as well as proven leadership capabilities. We are extremely excited for Rick to apply his expertise and knowledge to expand our global dry ice production reach.
This business segment has very high growth potential, and I am confident that Rick can help us meet our goals.”
In response to his appointment, Stepien stated, “Cold Jet has already achieved global leadership in dry ice blasting and manufacturing technology. Now, it is our goal to leverage our high-quality equipment to expand our worldwide dry ice production reach.
The dry ice manufacturing segment has great growth potential and this is a fantastic opportunity to leverage my experience to share this innovative technology. I am very eager to be a part of the Cold Jet team and to share in their successes.”
Stepien also benefits from close ties to the Young Presidents Organisation and the Manufacturers Alliance Marketing Council, whilst he sits on several company and not-for-profit boards.