Rick SullivanC&M Conveyor has announced the appointment of industry veteran Richard “Rick” Sullivan as its new regional sales manager for the Western Territory including California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Washington.

Sullivan previously served as regional general manager at Smurfit Kappa in Chandler, AZ. Before that he was West Coast operations manager at Pratt Industries in Salinas, CA; operations engineer at Corrugated Synergies International in Renton, WA; operations manager at Central California Sheets in Kingsburg, CA; and plant manager (Glendale, AZ) and regional manufacturing manager (Milpitas, CA) for Smurfit Stone/Rock-Tenn.

Sullivan is a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served from 1979-87 as a nuclear engineer in the nuclear ballistic submarines division–naval repair facilities and shipyards management.