Rick Sather

VP of Supply Chain Operations, Link Snacks, Inc.

Rick Sather, vice president of supply chain and operations at Link Snacks, Inc., Sather received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Following graduation, Sather began his 29-year journey with Kimberly-Clark. During his time at Kimberly-Clark, Sather worked in 14 different positions with progressive functional and leadership roles.

At Kimberly-Clark, Sather gained experience in supply chain and operations. Career highlights include significantly improving safety results, customer service, cost transformation and building a culture focused on problem-solving where team members were highly engaged to drive improvements every day.


In addition to his career, Sather is also a published author of “Lean RFS (Repetitive Flexible Supply)” with Ian Glenday. This book was awarded the Shingo Prize Research and Professional Publication Award in 2014.

In October of 2014, Sather decided to take a leap of faith and join team Jack Link’s as vice president of supply chain and operations. In this position, Sather is responsible for all customer facing supply chain (customer service, logistics/transportation and distribution), manufacturing, operations planning (demand and supply) and procurement.

Sather was excited to join the Jack Link’s team and make a difference in the company’s supply chain and operational excellence initiatives and deliver world-class results for safety, food quality, customer service and cost; enabling Jack Link’s to grow even more into the future.

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